The very first edition of the Tailgate de l’innovation, organized by the Université de Sherbrooke's Business Partnership Group, was held on August 31, 2017. This event, attended by more than 100 people, provided researchers at Université de Sherbrooke and members of the Estrie region's entrepreneurial community an opportunity to come together in the relaxed atmosphere of the Vert et Or football team's 2017 season opener. The main goal of this event was to promote the creation of partnerships by stimulating discussions between members of these two communities sharing a common passion for innovation.
During the evening, participants also had the opportunity to hear a conference by René Vézina, journalist with Les Affaires, and attend a panel discussion with Vincent Aimez, Vice-President, Partnerships and Knowledge Transfer; Martine David, President and Founder of Croquarium; Philippe Babin, President of Aeponyx; and Suzie Talbot, President and Chief Executive Officer of Diex Research.
For those of you who were unable to attend the first edition of the Tailgate de l’innovation, watch for upcoming event dates.