This is the Official Launch of the Network of Schools of creativity and innovation Mosaic – HEC Montreal which brings Lille, Strasbourg, Grenoble and Bangkok .

An international community of people passionate about managing creativity and innovation, which endures through time, wich is full of new ideas, wich represent a collective desire to change the rules and break down silos: the Network of Schools on creativity and innovation of Mosaic is born today, with yet only four schools and cities as initial partners (Strasbourg, Bangkok, Lille, Grenoble).

It all started in 2009 when Mosaic HEC Montreal launches the Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society, in collaboration with the University of Barcelona. This intensive two-week program – which will be in its eighth edition this year (from 23 June to 9 July 2016) and attracted already to date more than 500 participants – takes place for the first week in Montreal and the second in Barcelona. Showing its Originality, by its innovative, active, collective, multidisciplinary and international, teaching approach the school immediately attracts the attention of other universities.

In 2010, in collaboration with Mosaic, the theoretical and applied economics Bureau (BETA) of the University of Strasbourg creates the Fall School in creativity management, whose seventh edition will take place from 7 to 12 November 2016. Following in 2014 IKI-SEA from Bangkok University held the first edition of the Asian Symposium on Creativity & Innovation Management. Moreover, a second edition was held from 21 to 26 February 2016.

In 2015, the Spring School on Management of Creativity and Innovation was launched by the Catholic University of Lille and HEI ISEN ISA Group. This school will be in its second edition from 10 to 12 May 2016. The last school to be announced simultaneously with the creation of the Network of school. From 16 to 19 March 2016 is therefore conducted the first edition of the Promising Winter School of creativity by the University Grenoble Alpes.

The Mosaic summer school is an inspiration for all other schools of creativity and innovation that have in common to have first sent participants to the Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society, Mosaic continues to contribute to the content of other programs. Although every school and town wants to express, develop, develop from research done locally – a specific dimension of creativity – each receives and offers experts from one or few of the other school; the exchange of expertise and ideas are more than important to this network of school on management of creativity in a innovation society.

”Mosaic is also the history of Montreal . Cohendet Patrick and I were arrested by the  creativity of the city that inspired us to develop training until the creation of the Summer  School of Creativity and Innovation”

-Laurent Simon

In this diversity , we hope that the network will spread to several other countries and territories in order to continue the reflection on innovation and creativity.

Here is the Launching video :