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Harvard Summer School was the first academic summer session established in the United States when it was founded in 1871. Today, the school offers over 300 courses, serving over 5,000 students a year. The Summer School is part of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Harvard Division of Continuing Education.


Founded in 2005, the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) experiments with and spreads new ways of learning, teaching, conducting research and mobilizing collective intelligence in life, learning and digital sciences.

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The SciencesPo School of Public Affairs opens new pathways to all dimensions of public affairs, including social innovation, collective intelligence, digital and new technology, health, energy transition, sustainability, cultural policy, governance and economics, while maintaining our tradition of excellence in preparing professionals of public administration and more globally, the management of public affairs.


The City of Paris, particularly its Office of Economic Development, Employment, and Higher Education, is a key partner in the Biopolis program, facilitating access to public officials in a variety of city agencies so that students can receive feedback on project ideas. 


community contacts


Since the founding of the program in 2015, the following organizations have provided feedback and mentorship to student projects:


Atelier Parisien d’Urbanisme (APUR)

Arc de l'Innovation

Center for Social Innovation (Toronto)

COS Alice-Guy

Department of Play

Emmaus Solidarité

La Fémis


Flore Lenoir

Health Innovations

International Red Cross

Jardins de Babylone

Magnum Photos

Paris & Co

Project Sidewalk


La Recyclerie


Les Savanturiers


Utopia 56

Ville de Paris - Direction des Espaces Verts et de l’Environnement (DEVE)

Ville de Paris - Direction de l'Urbanisme

Ville de Paris - Service Parisien de Santé Environnementale (SPSE)