Each year, industry partners submit Challenges or Team Projects for the Summer School.  Alongside experienced mentors and coaches, participants respond to these Challenges by collaborating in small interdisciplinary teams with peers from around the world. Participants and Challenge sponsors gain diverse perspectives, combine resources to solve real-world problems, and build sustainable connections.

In 2023, six (6) companies or organizations not only submitted Challenges, but also sent participants to the Summer School. Here are the summaries of the seven (6) projects presented in a pecha kucha format.

‘Éminence grise’ : aging and well-being at home

Laval Économique et Numana

How can we foster the emergence of a  true culture of innovation within small tourism entreprises?

Événements Attraction Québec (ÉAQ)

How space projects help develop solutions to social problems?

Mosaic et Numana

How a city could become a permanent co-innovation & experimentation field on sustainable mobility:
the case of Laval as a Movin’On city

Laval économique and Movin’On

How to transform the customer-supplier relationship between Hydro-Québec and its users to meet society’s needs in the context of the energy transition?


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