PAULE DE BLOIS APPOINTED PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF SOVAR
Dr. Peter Morand, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SOVAR is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Paule De Blois as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Beginning mid-July, Ms. De Blois will take over from Pierre Pedneau, who has led the organization since its founding in 2000.
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Founded in 2000, SOVAR is the university research commercialization company for Université Laval, CHU de Québec-Université Laval, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, and Centre Intégré Universitaire de Santé et de Services Sociaux de la Capitale. The company is dedicated to the development, transfer and commercialization of new applications derived from university research activities or originating from partner research centers. It also meets the needs of companies seeking innovation. SOVAR’s specialized and experienced team works closely with researchers to take the difficult step of transforming an innovation from the conceptual stage into concrete and marketable applications or solutions that meet social development needs. At the same time, it develops partnerships with key players in the Québec and Canadian innovation system and with potential investors. To date, SOVAR has analyzed more than 600 technologies, contributed to the creation of 35 spin-off companies and 500 jobs, and leveraged investments amounting to $220 million. For more information about SOVAR, visit www.sovar.com.