Who we are

SOVAR'S MISSION is to generate economic and social development by accelerating the emergence, development and deployment of responsible technological and social innovations stemming from cutting-edge research.

Responsible innovation takes into account the economic, environmental and societal impacts of innovations with a perspective of a sustainable future.

MEANINGFUL RESULTS

750 PROJECTS ANALYZED

39 STARTUPS

  • More than 50% still active
  • 33% beyond 5 years

850 JOBS CREATED

$335M IN INVESTMENTS

(Period: 2001-2019)

OUR MANDATE

Working in close collaboration with our academic and research partners, SOVAR's mandate is to:

  • Identify high-potential innovation projects
  • Raise awareness of researchers and graduate students about market opportunities
  • Seeking companies that have innovation needs
  • Assess and select the most promising projects
  • Facilitate the transfer of innovations from the lab to market, by offering personalized expertise and support to inventors and entrepreneurs to advance the development, commercialization and deployment of promising innovations and solutions for the society

In a nutshell, SOVAR the technology and business risk and prepares startups to take up the next challenges of their venture!

Our CORE VALUES are entrenched in all our actions

EXCELLENCE

We provide top quality multidisciplinary expertise in science and technology, intellectual property, deep tech innovation, financing, business strategy and commercialization.

INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY

We think and step outside the box in our client approach, our project management practices, and our partnership relations.

COLLABORATION

We believe in simple and open relations and communications with all our clients and partners to ensure optimal development of projects and benefits for all.

OUR ACADEMIC PARTNERS, AN INVENTIVITY POWER