The CEMS Philippe Louvet Innovation Award Call for Submissions

It is with great pleasure that we announce the call for nomination to the newly founded CEMS Philippe Louvet Innovation Award. This new award will focus on new, upcoming projects launched by CEMS stakeholders.


The CEMS Philippe Louvet Innovation Award aims at encouraging and enabling innovation within the CEMS alliance: Innovation that will bring value to the community and its stakeholders. The award will be granted to new initiatives, and in particular, initiatives enriching the CEMS MIM thanks to an innovative approach in terms of pedagogy, or content, or parties involved, etc. Projects enriching the CEMS student/alumni/academic or corporate partner journey in the broad sense will also be considered.

The winning team will receive a grant of 20 000 Euros offered by L’Oréal which shall be used for implementing the project. Past innovations will not be eligible.

L’Oréal and CEMS have decided to create the ‘CEMS Philippe Louvet Innovation Award’ in memory of Philippe Louvet, former Vice President Human Resources at L’Oréal, CEMS Honorary Member and CEMS Strategic Advisor. This award will celebrate Philippe’s passion for education and for CEMS, his constant quest for innovation in education, and his unique ability to build bridges between business and academia.

Projects must be brought by two CEMS member schools or by two types of CEMS stakeholders at least (for example, one member school and one CP).

The deadline for applications is the 13th March 2020.

Professor Andrea Sironi, chair of the jury, explains about this award in a short film. Click here to watch.

For further information:  CEMS Philippe Louvet Innovation Award selection procedure.