What is the MSI?


The MSI, an initiative of the Montreal’s Quartier de l’innovationTM (QI) organized under the patronage of the Government of Québec, is designed to be an annual high-level event serving as a catalyst to establish an on-going dialogue around international cooperation on innovation.

For its first edition, the MSI will bring together approximately forty (40) prominent and influential individuals from the aerospace sector, from Quebec and Canada, the United States, several European countries and certain BRIC countries. These opinion leaders will privately convene for an entire day of discussion revolving around three themes, each one horizontal and exceeding the geographical origin of the participants, but applied specifically to the aerospace sector. The themes are:

  • Innovation and sustainable development
  • Open innovation and international cooperation in the context of emerging forces from BRIC countries
  • Human resources challenges resulting from innovation

The Summit will culminate in a plenary session which will serve to identify trends, providing the substance of the "Acts of the MSI," a document to be circulated afterwards in specialized circles.