For its 4th edition, organised in collaboration of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, the MSI explored the potential for collaboration between the health sector and creative industries. In a context in which many health-related challenges lie ahead of us—due to population growth and aging, as well as to a sustained increase in the structural costs of health care—, there is a critical need to focus on our dynamism and our ability to innovate in order to contribute to our collective well-being.
For its third edition, the MSI addressed the theme of “Smart and Sustainable Grids” from a sustainable development and economic and social impact perspectives.
In a territory such as Quebec where expertise in hydropower electricity production, transportation and use, is recognized worldwide, it is logical that this issue be discussed during an international summit. The dominant role of ICT in the modernization of electrical grids is pushing for a joint reflection that focuses on the economic, social and environmental implications of smart grid deployment.
Initiated by l’École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and McGill University to position Montreal as a destination for innovation both locally and internationally, the Quartier de l’innovation (QI) seeks to be at the forefront of the best practices in innovation. Within this context, the QI organizes the Montreal Summit on Innovation (MSI) , whose two previous editions focused on Aerospace and Innovative Districts. These high-level conferences aim to spark thought and debate between participants for the purposes of providing inspiration and identifying its best practices.