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Elmar Mock: The innovation factory

Get inspired by the co-creator of the Swatch watch Events The speech will be presented mainly in French.

Registration deadline: May 09, 2019

  • Elmar MockCo-inventor of the Swatch watch
    Founder, Creaholic
    Professional inventor

On May 10, come listen to Elmar Mock speak about the innovation factory. Over the years, this engineer by training has become a leader in industrial innovation. From his co-invention of the Swatch watch to the creation of his company that specializes in innovation, he has created or co-created over 170 patent families in various sectors, and has worked on over 600 projects with companies like IKEA, Nestlé, Nespresso and BMW.

Find out more about Elmar Mock

This talk will be part of the Strategic Forum on Innovative Manufacturing, an event that focuses on the major global issues surrounding digital transformation as well as the leadership of Quebec manufacturers inemployment evolution and productivity improvement. Click here to learn more.

Attending this talk includes:

  • Noon to 1 p.m.: Networking buffet and access to the exhibition hall
  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Elmar Mock’s talk
  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Access to the exhibition hall


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Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information: 

Matthieu Csernel
Special Projects Manager
514 871-4000, ext. 4032

No reservations, cancellations or refunds after the registration deadline. Participant substitutions are accepted at no extra charge until the event is held. Please note that only substitution notices sent by email at will be accepted.


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200 de la Commune Street West

Montréal, Quebec
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​Elmar Mock

For Elmar Mock, it’s not about innovation, but about taking action. As a professional inventor, he knows that it’s not just about aptitude; it’s about attitude. Innovators have to work on staying creative; developing a revolutionary innovation is extremely difficult, but repeating the feat is even more so.

By the numbers:

  • In the ‘80s, he revolutionized the manufacturing process by co-inventing the Swatch watch. (Swatch watches only require 51 pieces, as opposed to double that number for classic watches, which reduces costs.)
  • In 1986, he created his own company, Creaholic, where he is currently the honorary president. Creaholic specializes in innovation in many fields (science, design, engineering, electronics, economy, etc.). Its team of experts works on a large range of products and steps in at different stages of the innovation process, from idea to implementation (exploration, conceptualization, design, manufacturing, tests, refinement and sales).
  • In 2017, he was named a European Inventor Award 2017 finalist in the “lifetime achievement” category.
  • Elmar Mock is a member of the jury for the European Patent Office’s award ceremony, which will be held in Vienna this year.

Listen to his TEDx talk from 2013:


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