MSc Innovation & Creative Technology

MSc Innovation & Creative Technology

Develop new products or usages based on the latest technology releases and scientific knowledge.

This MSc programme targets engineering or design students aiming to bridge the gap between research, innovation and manufacturing in a transdisciplinary environment. You will learn to apply various methods and advanced technologies in order to develop your hard skills, autonomy and critical abilities in a dynamic and motivational work environment.

Inspired by the MIT Media Lab leitmotiv Demo or Die, you will maintain an operational project demonstration. You will learn how to develop iteratively with Agile methods, demonstrate your work, and pitch at any time. Each student is part of an innovative group headed by a Principal Investigator who accompany your work on a daily basis.

MSc Innovation & Creative Technology • RNCP accredited • 12 month programme • 60ECTS • Tuition fee 12500€ • Intake: October

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    Programme Overview

    Our MSc programme seeks to develop both soft and hard skills in a trans-disciplinary environment. Our students join an innovative group in which they work among experienced researchers and PhD students.

    Our courses are designed based on three alternative pedagogy frameworks: radical learning, antidisciplinarity and collective intelligence, and aim to enhance student autonomy, initiative and responsibility. Radical learning consists of confronting the learner with the experience before assimilation of theory to focus his attention on the issues. Anti-disciplinarity is an approach consisting of alternating the different areas of learning to increase the diversity of knowledge to strengthen creativity. Finally, collective intelligence is an emerging phenomenon where the community carries dynamics and creativity through social interactions.

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    Clément Duhart

    Head of Devinci Innovation Center, professor of IA

    Phd in computer science
    Artificial intelligence

    Sciences & Techniques

    • How to make almost everything
    • Bio & living technology / Artificial intelligence & computer graphic
    • Hack & Puzzle

    Creative Innovation

    • Innovation management
    • UX Design
    • Visual art communication

    Applied Innovation

    • Technological expedition
    • Inovation project
    • Conferences

    Devinci Innovation Center

    Devinci Innovation Center

    Guided tour of the Devinci Innovation Center by Pr Clément Duhart.

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    Devinci Innovation Center : concrétiser le futur des technologies


    Career services & Employment

    Our MSc Innovation & Creative Technology students aspire to leading roles right after graduation such as Creative Technologist, CEO / CTO Startup, Lead developer, Research and Development, Product Designer and Engineer, Consulting Company, PhD Degree, Media Art and Science practitioner

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    The ESILV careers service aims to help students realise their potential by offering dedicated careers coaching to define and achieve their career goals.

    As a student of ESILV, you’ll attend careers seminars and events throughout your studies, such as the iPitch&Meet event.

    Each year, the ESILV careers service proposes 40 exclusive on-campus events to introduce students to companies and to our network of 13,500 alumni:

    • International Week
    • Alumni fairs (in Paris and overseas in partner institutions)
    • Meet & Greet with corporate partners
    • Career development workshops
    • Job fairs (in Paris and overseas in partner institutions)
    • Devinci Startup events

    ESILV is proud of its student community engagement and its three career-oriented student clubs:

    • Devinci Partners (focused on relations with corporate partners)
    • Devinci Junior Entreprise (offers junior consultant services to companies)
    • Devinci Investments (opens the doors for students hoping to learn more about Finance)

    The careers service and employment in numbers:

    • 15,000 internship opportunities published on our dedicated platform
    • 40 company visits/conferences per year
    • More than 200 corporate partners attend our events
    • 7 job fairs per year
    • 1 Devinci Startup service to guide you to create your company

    Learn more about our careers events.

    How to Apply

    How to apply


    ESILV welcomes self-motivated students looking to tackle new challenges. We look for students from any academic background, as long as they present a clearly defined study project or career goal.

    Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

    • 4 year undergraduate degree or 240ECTS or equivalent.
    • IELTS 6.5 (or TOEIC/TOEFL/CEC equivalent)
      Native English speakers, and those who have previously graduated from a programme taught in English, are exempted

    We understand that many English testing centres are closed due to the precautionary measures imposed by many countries to control the Covid-19 outbreak. If you are unable to take your English test, we are happy to offer some alternatives:

    1. If you have previously passed an official English test, even if it is past its official expiry date, you can submit this to your application.
    2. You can take the TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition
    3. You can take the Duolingo online English test (except Chinese applicants)
    4. If you have previously passed an EasySpeaking test, you can submit this to your application.

    For more information contact

    For further information, please contact the international admissions team :  international.admission@devinci.fr

    Whatsapp +33 (0)7 86 16 74 66

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    Application process

    Admission to ESILV programmes is selective. We encourage candidates from business and non-business backgrounds to apply. Selection is based on academic excellence, study projects, personal achievements, international awareness and the willingness to contribute to ESILV ’s learning environment. Candidates will be evaluated first on their application documents and secondly on their performance during the online interview.

    All applications to programmes at ESILV must be made on our online application portal. Your application will be evaluated by the admissions team and by the course director. You will be notified by email of the final decision.

    Important Note: Please use only ONE email address to submit your Online Application and to communicate with the Admissions team.

    Your application may be done in several stages. The information entered each time will not be lost. Application fees must be paid online by bank card. The application fee is not refundable under any circumstances. If you encounter any problems during the completion of your online application, please send an email to international.admissions@devinci.fr


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    Tuition fees

    Tution fees & Finance your education

    FEES: €12500
    APPLICATION DEADLINE: August (October intake)

    Fees include :

    • Tuition fees
    • School administrative fees
    • Access to student facilities (La Defense campus including library, sports rooms, cafeterias, incubator)
    • Access to the ESILV careers service during your studies
    • Lifetime access to the ESILV alumni network


    EMLV offers merit-based scholarships and guidance for government scholarships.

    ESILV Early Bird scholarship

    The Early Bird is a waiver of 20% of the tuition fee at ESILV for candidates who complete their application and pay the application fee of €50 before March 31st.

    De Vinci Excellence Scholarship

    De Vinci Higher Education Group has made available funds for talented students hoping to pursue their studies in ESILV and EMLV schools.

    Eiffel scholarship

    The Eiffel scholarship program is a tool developed by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs to allow French higher education institutions to attract the best foreign students in diploma courses at Masters’ and Doctorate/PhD level.

    Other scholarships

    Campus France is a public institution in charge of promoting French higher education abroad and welcoming foreign students and researchers to France. It encourages international mobility and manages scholarship programmes and the alumni network. Campus France manages Campus Bourses (Campus Scholarships) provides information on the scholarships offered to foreign students.

    Find full details of ESILV scholarships on the Fees and Funding page


    Frequently Asked Questions


    The school does not own or manage its own accommodation. We have a partnership with a dedicated online housing search platform. Once you have paid the deposit, you will be granted access to that platform to begin your search.

    You should budget around 750 and 900 euros for a studio. We strongly encourage students to begin their search as early as possible (even before applying for a visa).

    Student Visa

    French law authorises foreign students to an auxiliary work of 964 hours during the year, the equivalent of 60% of the legal working year. It can only be auxiliary income. When you work in France, whether or not you are a student, you are guaranteed a minimum wage by law. We recommend that you begin your programme before looking for a job – your school work is your priority and we cannot allow absences for your job.

    Your Visa application should go through your local Campus France office. You can use your enrolment letter from the school to begin your Visa application.

    We will refund your deposit upon presentation of the official refusal document.

    Yes. International students who have graduated from an RNCP or CGE accredited ESILV programme are eligible for Job seeker/ new business creator residence permit ( former APS. This residence permit allows students to renew their student visa for 1 year to look for a job or create a company in France. Learn more here


    We offer various scholarship each year. Please consult our dedicated page for more information.

    Please check the programme page for up to date pricing, which varies from one programme to another. More info on fees and funding.

    After being accepted to study, you must make the deposit payment to secure your place. Your remaining fees will be invoiced after the start of your programme and can be paid in instalments.


    If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate a B2 level. You should provide a test score (TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Cambridge). If English is your first language or if you have graduated from a programme taught in English, you do not need to present an official test score. We will ask you to prove that you graduated from a programme fully taught in English (eg a letter from your school).

    All applications must go through our online portal. Once you have uploaded all your documents online, you must pay the application fee to submit your application. Next, we will schedule an online interview to assess your profile and motivations.

    The admissions team attends numerous international student fairs throughout the year. The list of fairs that we will be attending is on our web site, learn more here Please contact (international.admissions@devinci.fr) to arrange an appointment during our visit to your country.

    Yes, you can apply and might be accepted if you score higher than 80% during the interview or if you provide a French certificate (DALF, DELF, TCF) of at least B1 level.

    Accommodation: 750€ – 900€ per month Food: 150€ – 250€ per month Transport: 75€ per month

    Please check the programme page for specific requirements.

    If you are admitted, you must pay the deposit to secure your place on the programme. Then you will receive an official enrolment letter, which will allow you to start your Visa application.

    Applications open in October and close in early July.

    There is only one intake per year in September or October.

    You will need your CV, your motivation letter, a copy of your grade transcripts and any degrees your already hold, your language test score (if applicable), a copy of your passport, and a photograph of yourself.


    The school does not operate a direct placement system but does offer a full support. We host on-campus careers fairs so that you can meet company recruitment representatives. You will also have seminars to help you with CV writing, interview preparation, etc. The school will also provide all the necessary documentation to validate your internship.

    In France, by law, companies must pay interns who work for longer than 2 months.


    Students must have spent one full year in France to be eligible to study in Alternance. So, you cannot study in Alternance during your first year in France.

    You will have classes from Monday-Friday; you may occasionally have an exam on a Saturday. Your earliest class might begin at 8.30am and your latest class might finish at 8.30pm, but you will never have a full 12 hour day. You will have been 18-24 hours of class per week, depending on your programme. Your timetable changes from one week to the next and will be available online one week in advance.

    All of our English-taught programmes have compulsory French classes included as part of the tuition fees. You will sit a French test when you arrive to find your level, so we can put you in an appropriate group.

    More about MSc Innovation & Creative Technology

    As a Creative Technologist, you will develop new products or usages based on the latest technology releases and scientific knowledge. Your transdisciplinary
    background will lead you naturally in designing integrative and systemic solutions on the different product or software aspects. You will lead teams between Research & Development, Marketing, and Manufacturing departments in a company. During product development, you may produce intellectual contributions such as patents and scientific publications. You will develop disruptive technologies and promote new society visions as a natural leader.

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