Brain to Market

The Brain to Market summer school works in cooperation with the Brain Institute (ICM) in Paris and aims to make a real difference for patients, their families, caregivers, and doctors.

CDI Summerschool

Improve a Patient's Experience

During the Brain to Market summer school, our MBA Fellows work together with scientists and doctors in order to improve the patient's experience of a specific mental illness. The participants will generate a new mindset and the skills needed to innovate and make a real difference for patients, research, development, and healthcare systems.

The summer school is designed as translational neuroscience and entrepreneurship training in a boot camp format at the Brain Institute (ICM) in Paris. It is addressed to scientists (PhD, Postdoc, MD), engineers, and executives.


5 Days Boot Camp


On the first day, the scientific topic is presented through expert talks (researchers, clinicians, paramedical staff). The aim of this day is to highlight the major challenges of the diseases and pave the way to project elaboration.


On the second day, the marketing and business basis, health market, ethics, and regulatory aspects are approached by representative experts from the health and well-being economic community (firms and regulatory agencies).

3 & 4

On the third and fourth days, participants work within teams on projects with an instructor and a coach who help them to promote their ideas.


On the fifth day, participants present their projects, which are evaluated by an expert committee that awards a prize to the most promising project.

From research to business

During three days, the participants work on projects in teams of five while a coach works with participants to help them pitch their ideas. The projects are presented and reviewed by a panel of experts. Working in multidisciplinary teams, the aim of the working groups is to develop a valuable proposal and improve their knowledge transferability from research to business. In short, it is about innovation to market – a core concept of the Collège des Ingénieurs MBA programme.

Le Collège des Ingénieurs, partenaire de la Summer School

Les participants à la Summer School “Brain to Market”