March 16, 2016
The Network of Schools in Creativity and Innovation Mosaic, an international community of individuals passionate about the management of creativity and innovation, intended to be long-lasting, rich in new ideas and motivated by a collective desire to change the rules of the game and break down barriers, was launched today. At present, it has four initial partner schools and cities (Strasbourg, Bangkok, Lille and Grenoble), but this is just the beginning.
It all started in 2009, when Mosaic HEC Montréal launched the Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society, in collaboration with the University of Barcelona. This two-week intensive program will be offered for the eighth time this year (from June 23 to July 9) and has thus far attracted more than 500 participants. The first week of the program is held in Montréal and the second, in Barcelona. Its originality, which lies in its innovative, active, collective, multidisciplinary and international teaching approach, immediately attracted attention from other universities.
In 2010, in collaboration with Mosaic, the Bureau for Economic Theory and Applications (BETA) at the University of Strasbourg created the Autumn School on Management of Creativity, the seventh edition of which will take place from November 7 to 12, 2016. Then in 2014 came the first edition of the Asian Symposium on Creativity & Innovation Management, organized by IKI-SEA Bangkok University. A second edition was held from February 21 to 26, 2016.
In 2015, the Spring School on Management of Creativity and Innovation was launched by the Université Catholique de Lille and the Groupe HEI ISA ISEN. Its second edition will be held from May 10 to 12 this year. The most recent addition was announced along with the creation of the Network – the Winter School on Promising Creativity, the first edition of which is taking place from March 16 to 19 at the Université Grenoble Alpes.
Mosaic is a source of inspiration for all the other schools of creativity and innovation, which in fact all started by sending participants to the Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society, and it continues to contribute to the other programs’ content. For while each school and city wishes to express, showcase and develop a specific aspect of creativity through local research, they all send and host experts to and from the other schools, given their emphasis on sharing ideas and expertise.