Members of Univalor’s team braved the elements during the 48-HOUR RIDE event, benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Quebec. The event took place from September 13 to 15, 2013, on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Parc Jean-Drapeau.
Montreal, November 5, 2013 – To encourage the development of technological businesses in Québec, the Anges Québec private investors network has entered into a privileged partnership agreement with Valeo Management, MSBi Valorisation, SOVAR and Univalor, technology transfer and commercialization companies derived from university research in Québec. This agreement will favour the sharing of expertise and the pooling of resources and financial and business networks to support innovative seed companies that commercialize technologies derived from university research.
Some 150 people attended Univalor’s second cocktail event, which took place on October 17. The event brought together key players in the commercialization of university research in Quebec. “We put together this event in order to create a valued and valuable meeting place,” said Jacques Simoneau, President and CEO of Univalor. “It is valuable because it reminds us of the important contribution of university research to economic and social progress in Quebec and, especially, because it strengthens the ties and promotes networking between the academic world and the business world.”
By Johanne Bissonnette
AdvaMed is one of the largest medical technology industry conventions in North America. The event, which took place in Washington D.C. from September 23 to 25, brings together more than 1,000 companies annually.
|Regulation, financing, technological developments, networking and all other facets of the industry are covered. Camille Blanckaert, Project Manager in Science and Engineering at Univalor, attented the convention and shares the highlights with us.|
By Johanne Bissonnette
Maxime Raison could be described as a rare bird. Recruited only three years ago by Polytechnique Montréal as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, this graduate of the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium—a specialist in the quantification of muscle and joint forces in the human body in motion—has already submitted to Univalor two inventions with high commercial potential. Improving the assessment and rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy, these inventions, along with others under development, form a portfolio of technologies that could be transferred quickly to the marketplace.