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 perspective.
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 management fields.
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 (NYSE: SNY).
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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