iMagination Week

"Ways of life 2050"

From 4 to 8 January 2021 in Cergy

From 11 to 15 January 2021 in Singapore

iMaginationWeek is a program of ESSEC Business School dedicated to inspiration and creativity.

This experience aims at enriching students culturally by taking them out of their environment. The iMagination Week confronts them with transdisciplinary experts, instilling a "visionary" spirit. Its objective is to help them become aware of the challenges of the society they are going to build and start questioning their contribution. It aims at helping them develop their critical skills for their future professional life: Creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, inquisitive posture. Stimulating their imagination is key to enhance responsible innovation.


This website aims to share the inspiration and knowledge of past editions through the conferences of dozens of experts who have honored us with their contributions to iMaginationWeek since 2012.

"Le goût d'imaginer sa vie"

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If imagination in power was a slogan, the desire to imagine one's life shows that it can be a reality. Nearly forty exceptional personalities have agreed to share their relationship with the imagination in their respective fields.

Whether they are astronauts, philosophers, cyborg, ecological activists, mathematicians, anthropologists, actors, astrophysicists, or even singers, they all find themselves around the power of imagination, which has allowed them to accomplish extraordinary things.

More than forty contributions in this book published by Editions Manitoba in French and English, including : Jean-Loup Chrétien, Jacques Genin, Jacques Genin, Idriss Aberkane, Laurent Alexandre, Henri Atlan, Marie-Paule Cani, Yves Coppens, Jean-Louis Etienne, Jean Jouzel, Etienne Klein, Michael Lonsdale, Pierre Marcolini, Dominique Meda, Fabrice Midal, Pascal Picq, Pierre Rabhi, Hubert Reeves, Patrick Roger, Joël de Rosnay, François Taddei, Jacques Testart, Hervé This, Cédric Villani, Didier Wampas...

This book has been translated and published in English under the title Creativity, imagination and innovation (ed. World Scientific). The second volume is being prepared.