MONTREAL, May 1, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The HEC Montréal Foundation and
Sanofi Pasteur Canada announced today a five-year partnership aimed at
improving business innovation and creativity. Sanofi Pasteur will
contribute $100,000 to the HEC Montréal Foundation to support programs
and services at HEC Montréal, and to provide scholarships for students
actively involved in Mosaic, an HEC Montréal group focused on the
management of innovation and creativity. The donation was made as part
of Campus Montréal, a major fundraising campaign led jointly by HEC
Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and Université de Montréal.
Ludovic Egglefield-Frenette, Aline Massouh, Alice Niyizurugero and Fabio
Prado Saldanha are the recipients of the first Sanofi Pasteur
scholarship of $2,500 each. The students were selected for their
outstanding academic achievement and contribution to Mosaic.
"We are extremely appreciative of Sanofi Pasteur's support for our
students," said Laurent Simon, HEC Montréal management professor, who
co-founded Mosaic with Professor Patrick Cohendet in 2007. "This
support reflects Sanofi Pasteur's commitment to the next generation of
managers and the importance of integrating creativity in the management
process, which will be an essential skill for managers in the years and
decades to come."
"As a leader in vaccine R&D and manufacturing, Sanofi Pasteur recognizes
that innovation - in all its forms - is critical for a healthy,
competitive Canadian economy," said Mark Lievonen, President, Sanofi
Pasteur Canada. "We are pleased to support HEC Montréal and the
cutting-edge research being done under its Mosaic program."
Mosaic is a group of researchers and professors from different
disciplines working on boosting innovation and creativity. The group
studies, exchanges and compares creative approaches and practices from
diverse fields ranging from industry and arts to science. The aim is to
analyze the creative process and its management from a
multi-disciplinary, intercultural, international and intergenerational
About HEC Montréal
HEC Montréal is a university institution with over 12,000 students
enrolled in its many management programs, from the undergraduate to
postgraduate level, and also trains more than 7,000 executives and
managers every year. It is one of the most active Canadian business
schools in research, thanks to some fifty research units, with 25
chairs including 7 Canada Research Chairs. HEC Montréal is a
Francophone institution, with 270 professors, that offers a number of
programs in more than one language. Since its founding in 1907, the
School has trained more than 71,000 students in a wide variety of
Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops
and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs.
Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth
platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs,
consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new
Genzyme. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, provides more than 1
billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to immunize more
than 500 million people across the globe. A world leader in the vaccine
industry, Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines
protecting against 20 infectious diseases. The company's heritage, to
create vaccines that protect life, dates back more than a century.
Sanofi Pasteur is the largest company entirely dedicated to vaccines.
Every day, the company invests more than EUR 1 million in research and
development. For more information, please visit: www.sanofipasteur.com or www.sanofipasteur.ca
About Campus Montréal
When they decided to join forces to mastermind a major fundraising
campaign, HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and Université de
Montréal chose to adopt a shared signature. Campus Montréal represents
the alliance between the three institutions that form a dynamic and
modern university complex. This unique brand is used for all
communications made throughout the fundraising campaign.
SOURCE: HEC MONTREAL
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