The Montreal Summit on Innovation, organized by the Quartier de l’innovation, is intended as an an exercise in reflection and an exchange of ideas on topics relating to innovation. It is an annual event, and this is its fourth edition. The first edition focused on aerospace, the second edition examined innovative districts, and the third edition took a look at smart and sustainable grids.
Initiated by the École de technologie supérieure and McGill University to position Montreal as a bona fide hub of innovation in key sectors both locally and internationally, the Montreal Summit on Innovation is a high-level conference that aims to spark thought and debate between participants for the purposes of identifying best practices in their key sectors.
3rd EDITION – 2013
The third edition of the MSI addressed the theme of smart and sustainable grids, from the perspective of sustainable development and their economic and social impacts.
Topics addressed during the day were the following:
- Presentation of international trends and strategic initiatives
- How information and communications technology (ICT) can contribute to sustainable development efforts by creating green smart grids
- The role of governments in the development of smart and sustainable grids
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2nd EDITION – 2012
The second edition of the Montreal Summit on Innovation focused on innovative districts. The concept of innovative district includes any project, present or future, which creates a balanced ecosystem combining knowledge, creativity, wealth creation, and employment in an urban environment.
Six innovative districts made presentations on one of the following three themes:
- Innovative district creation
- Implementation and management of innovative districts
- Evaluation of innovative districts
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1st EDITION – 2011
For its first edition, the Summit brought together some forty influential personalities in the aerospace sector, from Quebec and Canada, the United States, several European countries, and developing nations. These opinion leaders convened for a day of discussion revolving around three themes, each horizontal in scope, but applied specifically to the aerospace sector:
- Innovation and issues of sustainable development
- Open innovation and international cooperation in the context of the emerging strength of the BRIC countries
- Human resources challenges resulting from innovation
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