Organization: Univ of Sherbrooke

CDRD signs up two more academic affiliates

The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) has added Laval Univ and the Univ of Sherbrooke to its network of affiliated academic institutions, The agreements give the two Quebec-based universities access to CDRD’s expertise and research infrastructure, designed to address scientific and management challenges and move discoveries closer to the marketplace. Academic institutions affiliated…

NSERC announces 2010 Synergy Awards

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has announced the winners of this year’s Synergy Awards for Innovation, given to exemplary university-industry collaboration. Each university researcher receives a $200,000 research grant while participating companies can hire an NSERC Industrial R&D Fellow for two years with NSERC picking up the company portion of the salary.…

Major microelectronics centre for Bromont unveiled

The Quebec and federal governments are contributing $95 million and $83 million respectively towards a new microelectronics innovation centre in Bromont QC dedicated to the development of cutting-edge microchip packaging technologies. The project is being undertaken in collaboration with IBM Canada and DALSA Corp through their subsidiaries, IBM Bromont and DALSA Semiconductors Inc. The companies…

MSBi Valorisation introduces new management team

MSBi Valorisation (MSBiV) has selected a new management team to boost its pre-seed and seed-stage commercialization services to its member institutions. The new management team, led by Didier Leconte (president and GM), is introducing a wide range of support and services to members McGill Univ, the Univ of Sherbrooke, Bishop’s Univ and their affiliated research…

iNovia inks agreements with Alberta institutions

iNovia Capital — formerly MSBi Capital — is implementing its strategic plan to expand beyond its Quebec base with a series of collaborative agreements with several academic institutions, primarily in Alberta. The seed and early-stage venture capital fund recently launched its $107-million iNovia Investment Fund II LP and has signed cooperation agreements with AVAC Ltd,…

Mimetogen Pharmaceuticals receives series A financing

McGill Univ spinoff Mimetogen Pharmaceuticals Inc has received series A financing from a venture capital consortium led by Boston-based VIMAC Milestone Medica Fund. Also participating is original investor MSBi Capital, a seed and early-stage fund created to commercialize technologies from McGill, Univ of Sherbrooke and Bishop’s Univ. Mimetogen is currently developing therapeutic approaches for small…

NSERC launches pilot K-12 program for math & science

Five universities have been awarded $1 million each over five years to conduct research into improving the teaching and learning of mathematics and science in grades K to 12 as part of a pilot program launched by Science and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC). The winning institutions — Univ of New Brunswick, Univ of Sherbrooke, Univ…

Callio receives $1.25 million boost in VC funding

Callio Technologies has received $1.25 in venture financing to further technology and market development for its flagship Callio Secura information security compliance software. Funding from MSBi Capital and Société Innovatech du sud du Québec will help the Sherbrooke-based firm to penetrate new markets and develop new versions of its software. Callio Secura works as an…