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About Us

CREATOYO is an annual one-week interactive training aimed at apprehending creativity through a variety of contexts

and experiences.

The event is organized by the Department of Global Innovation Studies (GINOS), Toyo University, Japan, in collaboration with MOSAIC, the creativity and innovation hub from HEC Montreal, Canada and BETA from Strasbourg University.


A new way of learning...

During the week-long program, a blend of lectures, exhibitions, round-tables, workshops, and visits of creative spaces will enable the participants to gain a better grasp of what is creativity and how Tokyo, and Japan more generally, are crafting and nurturing their creative ecosystems.

Based on the three concepts of “Travel”, “Play” and “Dialogue”, we intend to expand the network of the participants, favor interactions and generate opportunities for both theoretical and case-driven dialogues around creativity.


By mixing domestic and international business leaders, civil servants, academics, creative operators and students, the program intends to create an interactive event where we mix and remix creative ideas and concepts.


Professor René Carraz

Professor Hajime Imamura

Our Journey


Despite a global pandemic that affected all of us, we were able to come together once again and have a great time with our students and inspiring guests. The topic of this edition was purposely DIGITIZATION as we wanted and needed to find new and better solutions for a future that looked as uncertain as ever.


Creatoyo was born from the shared vision of TOYO University Professors René Carraz and Hajime Imamura to create an event able to connect Tokyo business world to its academia counterpart through the use of lectures and interactive workshops.


2020 was a crucial year for us in that we wanted to make Creatoyo a success. Lucky for us, our students, guest speakers, and partners were nothing short of amazing, and everything went smoothly. The first edition was a blast, and the energy generated by so many minds working together was palpable. That's when we knew we were on the right track.

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