Montreal, October 2, 2013. The five Contenders of the first AmorChem KNOCK-OUT Event valiantly climbed into the ring today at BioContact to duke it out against a panel of Heavyweight Champions for a chance to win a coveted $500,000 financing from AmorChem. Earlier in the summer, AmorChem, the innovative Quebec-based venture capital seed fund, launched a province-wide call for proposals to participate in its KNOCK-OUT Event. All the Contenders displayed remarkable courage and agility in the ring, yet only one could stand victorious.


A Univalor team will participate in the 2013 48-HOUR RIDE FOR WISHES, benefiting the Make-a-Wish Foundation Quebec. The event will be held from September 13 to 15, 2013, on the Gilles Villeneuve Track at Jean Drapeau Park. This family event, where cyclists of all ages and levels are expected, is in its seventh year. It raises funds to grant the wishes of children in Quebec whose health is seriously threatened. 


After returning from the United States and Europe, where they had presented their fibre-optic coupler to potential partners, Caroline Boudoux and Nicolas Godbout knew what they had to do. To accelerate the commercialization of their invention, the two professors and researchers from the Department of Engineering Physics at Polytechnique Montréal had to start their own business. In June, with the support of Univalor, they founded Castor Optics — a foray into the world of entrepreneurship that they have embraced with enthusiasm and a clear vision.



The 2013 edition of the Sensors Expo and Conference, one of the largest annual gatherings in North America for the sensors and sensor integrated systems industry, took place on June 4 and 5. The event, held in Rosemont, Illinois, was attended by over 4,000 engineers, scientists and industry professionals from around the world. Some 200 companies were represented in the exhibition area. Morgan Guitton, Project Director, Science and Engineering at Univalor, attended and shares her findings.