Laurent Simon is an associate professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at HEC Montréal. He created and teaches a master’s-level course on innovation management and received an award for pedagogical excellence in 2005. His research focuses mainly on innovation-minded projects, knowledge management and how creativity is managed in various settings. He is the co-founder and co-director of Mosaic, HEC Montréal’s creativity and innovation hub focusing on research, knowledge transfer and dissemination. He is regularly called on by private, public and parapublic organizations to provide his insight into these topics.