Three Mitacs partners recognized at annual Quebec Entrepreneurship Contest
Montreal, QC — Among two thousand entries, three Mitacs partners stood out at the annual Quebec Entrepreneurship Contest. The competition’s mission is to inspire entrepreneurship in order to build a proud, innovative, committed, and prosperous Quebec.
Entrepreneurship is a key driver in our economy, contributing to job creation, productivity growth, and the ability to commercialize high-quality innovations.
In the Technical and Technological Innovation category, the first place winner was BioIntelligence Technologies. BioIntelligence is conducting research with Mitacs and the Université de Sherbrooke, entitled Development of a multivariate analysis module for a data acquisition system, which aims to create and validate a tool to assist in real-time monitoring of industrial chemical and biochemical processes.
Also in the Technical and Technological Innovation category, the second place winner was Revol Technologies. Over the last year, Mitacs has partnered with Revol Technologies and McGill University on three projects:
- Synthesis of photocurable resins for use in custom fit ear headphones;
- Design of custom fit earphone and sleeve; and
- Design of cost-effective customizable earphones (sleeve design and curing-resin optimization).
In the Services to Companies category, Consultants Façades Plus took home the second prize. They are working with Mitacs and the École de Technologie Supérieure this year on a project called Procedure for multi-criteria monitoring of building fronts including structural analysis of anchorage points, which creates standard safety criteria for auditing buildings.
Mitacs offers congratulations to our partners, BioIntelligence Technologies, Revol Technologies, and Consultants Façades Plus.
- Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization led by Canadian universities that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 15 years.
- Mitacs runs programs for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows: Accelerate, Elevate, Step, and Globalink.
- This year, the first Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards recognized researchers whose work starting or building a business demonstrated exemplary leadership and innovation.
- A recent report found that 14 percent of former Mitacs Accelerate interns have started their own companies, which is three times the national average.