Turning ideas into results
January 9, 2018

Funding of $116,900 to validate the potential of five promising technologies emerging from university research

SOVAR is pleased to announce that five promising technologies emerging from research at Université Laval, CHUQ de Québec and Université du Québec à Chicoutimi have received funding of $18,000 to $25,000 each from Quebec’s Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation (MESI) to validate their development potential into commercial applications. With SOVAR’s direct financial contribution of $18,400 and contributions from other partners, the total funding for the five projects amounts to $116,900.

“We are proud to support these promising projects for which the validation phase will provide significant information for their future development,” said Paule De Blois, President and CEO of SOVAR.

The five funded projects are:

Fiber thermometer
Potential Application: Low cost temperature sensors for the medical and other fields
Prof. Tigran Galstian, Centre d’Optique Photonique Laser (COPL)
Université Laval
Partnership with FISO

Resistivity of anodes
Potential application: anode manufacturing quality analysis system in the aluminum sector
Prof. Duygu Kocaefe, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Partnership with Dynamic Concept

Aminosteroid derivatives
Potential application: new treatment for prostate cancer
Prof. Donald Poirier, Université Laval and CHU de Québec
Contribution from the Foundation of CHU de Québec

Potential Application: production and purification of recombinant proteins
Prof. Christian Salesse, Université Laval and CHU de Québec

Contacts / cognition sports for concussions (serious game)
Potential application: concussion prevention in contact sports
Prof. Sébastien Tremblay, Université Laval

Yves Matte
Director, Technology Development and Entrepreneurship
(418) 650-2829 | info@sovar.com