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Spotlight on Partners

Faced with the rapid growth of various innovative projects that are the subject of partnerships with the Université de Sherbrooke, the Spotlight on Partners series gives the floor to our partners who share their experience alongside the Business Partnership Group. Watch the impact the group had in the realization of their project!

Bell and Stace: renewable energy at the service of connectivity

Discover the innovation partnership between Bell, with its vice-president of connectivity and reliability Nicholas Payant, and Stace, with its director of solar development Christian Dubuc. Together with the research team of Professor Maude Blondin from the Faculty of Engineering, see how the Université de Sherbrooke participated in developing an autonomous station technology, in remote areas, that uses solar energy. Ultimately, through university research, this project will contribute to the effort to reduce fuel consumption and help Bell become carbon neutral by 2025.

Kaira Technologies: when technology cares about your well-being

See how professor and psychologist Adèle Morvannou, a specialist in gambling and gambling addictions, contributed to the Kaira Technologies project, a start-up “FinTech” that created an application to better manage the financial health of individuals. Together, they managed to create an index of people's financial well-being. This will make it possible to collect different data in order to make an overall measurement, to assess where individuals are financially and what improvements they would have to make.

Services Immobiliers First: for more inclusive neighborhoods

In its housing development project adapted to the needs of adults with autism, the Sherbrooke company Services Immobiliers First benefited from the expertise of Mélanie Couture, professor at the School of Rehabilitation. The researcher documents the residential needs of autistic adults and describes the profile of this clientele. As part of “Humano District”, the real estate organization wishes to set up affordable and adapted apartments, in particular to the sensory challenges of autonomous autistic adults.

Laplace Insights: technological democratization through AI research

Specializing in artificial intelligence to predict financial market movements, Laplace Insights has advanced its research thanks to the expertise of Shengrui Wang, researcher at the Faculty of Science. Thus, the young Sherbrooke company has benefited from better artificial intelligence algorithms that will better predict market movements. In addition, this innovative project allowed students to work directly in research laboratories: they were able to solve real problems during internships.

Boreas technologies: university expertise at the service of start-up companies

UdeS helped identify the expertise the organization needed and introduced them to Marc-André Tétrault, a professor-researcher in electrical engineering and specialist in digital circuits. Together, they developed integrated circuits for haptic applications that allow for easier interaction with technological devices (phones, computers, watches and smart cars). This technology will allow humans to feel by touch any communication made by an electronic device.

City of Magog: local power for and by the population

UdeS is proud to have contributed to the deployment of the new citizen participation policy of the City of Magog. The Business Partnerships Group identified the needs of the municipality, in particular its mayoress Vicki-May Hamm (2009-2021), and found the right person to work with: Isabelle Lacroix, researcher from the School of Applied Policy.

1QBit : Being Welcomed into an Innovative Community

Sherbrooke has so much to offer that 1QBit, a world leader in quantum, has decided to settle there! In the video, Dominic Marchand, Director of Research and Partnerships at 1QBit, shares his arrival experience in a most innovative ecosystem as well as the impact of collaborating with people from the world-renowned field on the company.

FADOQ : When Research Meets Needs

In this video, Martine Grégoire, Executive Director in Eastern Townships region of the largest organization for seniors in Canada, FADOQ, tells how the expertise of University researchers has propelled their research project, which was carried out in co-creation with seniors! The collaboration made it possible to create a support guide for seniors during their transition from home, making it possible to meet an important need to properly equip FADOQ members.

Verbom : University-Generated Innovation, a Key for SMEs

A leader in sheet metal processing, Verbom is a longstanding partner with Université de Sherbrooke. In this video, Nicolas Bombardier, Research and Development Director at Verbom, explains the substantial impact that this fruitful collaboration allows on the research and development of the company through its various projects!

RMJQ : When Allies Allow to Know Yourself Better

It was alongside the Business Partnership Group and researchers from the University that the Regroupement des maisons des jeunes du Québec (RMJQ) has undertaken a regional social research project. In the video, Nicholas Legault, General Manager, and Caroline Forget-Galipeau, Assistant Director at RMJQ, share the road they took in setting up the La Grande Tournée project!

Inversago Pharma : Access to Valuable Technology

In this video, François Ravenelle, CEO and Founder of the pre-clinical biotech company Inversago, describes the various reasons that prompted the company to become a partner with Université de Sherbrooke. Among other things, this collaboration has allowed privileged access to the cyclotron, a cutting-edge technology located on the Health Campus, in the development of its medical research project on obesity!

Challenge 400 : Upgrading Your Team to Make a Dream Come True

It is with ambition that Gilles Gagné's Challenge 400 team is working with the GPA to achieve his dream. Find out how this partnership enabled RM Stator, supplier of the project's electrical parts, to develop an advanced E-Boost technology prototype with the expertise of research professionals from the University. This technology will be tested on a unique tracked vehicle during the next competition on the Bonneville track!

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