Why Participate?

3 reasons to join

 #1 Centrality 

One-week program located in the center of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, the university district. Within 30 minutes to all the major Tokyo creative hot spots.

Your chance to connect and discover what is happening in Tokyo with an international flavor.

 #2 Interactivity 

A blend of lectures, workshops and visits to understand creativity in a global context.  

The creative process and its management are analyzed with a multidisciplinary, international, intercultural and intergenerational point of view.

 #3 Connectivity 

Opportunity to network with domestic and international partners in the field of the creative economy.

The program is organized by the Department of Global Innovation Studies (GINOS), Toyo University, Japan, in collaboration with MOSAIC, the creativity and innovation hub from HEC-Montréal, Canada and BETA, Strasbourg University, France. 3 major universities working on innovation and creativity.

What people say

Looking for the newness so far away? Don’t forget to glimpse inside. It is there, it is yours, it is unique.

Still unknown and unexpected… welcome it!

Yiorgos Hadjichristou

University of Nicosia

Creativity is a spontaneous,

playful, explorative and

instinctive force that manifested itself

completely during Creatoyo,

1st edition. Congratulations!

Veronika Antoniou

Urban Gorillas

Remarkable enthusiasm from all the participants, which stimulates new path of practical research by pursuing a ‘living concept’ such as creativity: something uncommon and stimulating.

Caterina Mugelli

Florence University

CREATOYO 2019 surprised me! It is an audacious and courageous program allowing students, academics and business professionals to go beyond talking about creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship but to experience it by changing the conventional learning codes.



Bernard Petiot

VP, Cirque du Soleil


Emilie Ruiz

Strasbourg University