Turning ideas into results

Board of Directors

Chair’s Message

Peter Morand

Peter Morand, B. Sc. & Ph. D., Former Chairman of the Board of Directors

Past experience has convinced me of the importance for the Canadian and Quebec economies to have at their disposal the tools that help university discoveries transition into useful applications. In an increasingly competitive world economy, particularly in the more traditional industrial sectors, technological progress derived from advanced research provides an edge to the economy that must be maintained and developed. In an organization such as SOVAR devoted to technology development and commercialization I see a unique and dynamic model to accelerate technology transfer from universities. For Quebec, SOVAR represents an exceptional tool meant to generate substantial economic benefits for the knowledge economy in every sector it serves. This is clearly demonstrated by the level of achievement SOVAR has reached as well as by the quality and commitment of its team.

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