2020, #laureats2020

Pierre Péladeau Bursary Recipients

2020

First Prize – $100,000

  • Recipients 
    Basile Thisse, Mathieu Gauthier, Alexis Galand and Tangui Conrad, Polytechnique Montréal and HEC Montréal
  • Project
    Boomerang fights food waste by collecting the spent grains that are the by-product of microbreweries’ brewing process. Normally discarded, composted or fed to animals, the material has abundant nutritional properties that have been untapped for human consumption. The company reclaims the by-product and processes it into flour for use in healthy and tasty foods, at the same time reducing the environmental impact of our food consumption.

Second Prize – $50,000

  • Recipients
    Michael Perreault and Sami Maarabouni, École de technologie supérieure
  • Project
    Eyful develops glasses to improve the vision of people with age-related macular degeneration and restore some of their autonomy. The made-in-Québec eyeglasses combine a number of cutting-edge technologies to enhance vision by projecting images onto the wearer’s eyes.

Third Prize  – $35,000

  • Recipients
    Caroline Bazinet, Catherine Bazinet, Alexis Maher and Charles Tétreault, Polytechnique Montréal and Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Project
    Aleo VR is a virtual reality educational tool designed to foster the development of school-aged children with learning difficulties. The tool helps build self esteem, reduce anxiety and promote concentration. Aleo VR incorporates new technologies into education in order to help all students develop their full potential.

Fourth Prize  – $15,000

  • Recipients
    Eva Roux and Eve Eilles, HEC Montréal
  • Project
    Évéa offers a second-hand clothing rental service for infants and young children (aged 0 to 4). Based on the circular economy principle and a sharing philosophy, the company offers a way to stop wasting clothing and money, while conveying environmentally responsible practices to our youngest citizens.

 

2019, #laureats2019

2019

First Prize – $100,000

  • Recipients 
    Jade Doucet-Martineau, Gabriel Georges and François Trudeau, École de Technologie Supérieure and Université de Montréal
  • Project
    Puzzle Medical Devices makes minimally invasive medical devices. Its goal is to rethink the way medical devices are implanted using innovative methods to implant and assemble devices inside the human body, thereby reducing complications and offering treatment options for frail patients.

Second Prize – $50,000

  • Recipients
    Samuel Lecours, Guillaume Gaudet and Laurent Blanchet, Polytechnique de Montréal
  • Project
    Biolift helps improve the well-being of people with reduced autonomy and enhances healthcare worker safety and efficiency by developing reasonably priced biorobotic and mechanical physical assistance technologies. Their main products are exoskeletons, braces and custom prosthetics.

Third Prize  – $35,000

  • Recipients
    Hughes Lavigne and Guillaume Charron, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Project
    DeLeaves is a drone designed to collect leaf samples from tree-top branches. It is a simple, effective and affordable solution for all tree species, heights and vegetation densities that will help the forestry industry improve its knowledge of our forests and enhance conservation efforts.

Fourth Prize  – $15,000

  • Recipients
    Rosemarie St-Yves Ferron and Alexis Chabot-Tremblay, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Project
    CIGOGNE is an innovative biomedical transportation solution, a chemically refrigerated smart compartment that provides fully % autonomous temperature regulation when transporting vaccines, organs or biomedical products.

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2018, #laureats2018

2018

First Prize – $100,000

  • Recipients
    Dino Mehanovic and Jean-François Dufault, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Project
    C-Sar Energy developed a competitively priced solar reactor that reduces carbon emissions by synthetizing hydrogen, using the rays of the sun as an energy source.

Second Prize – $50,000

  • Recipients
    Gabriel Mangeat and Benjamin De Leener, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Project
    ChrysaLabs  created a system that lets farmers evaluate soil health and fertility themselves in real time, instead of using costly external analyses. 

Third Prize – $35,000

  • Recipients
    Élizabeth Coulombe and Valérie Laliberté, Université Laval
  • Project
    Tero developed a small kitchen appliance that facilitates management of organic household wastes by grinding and drying waste food, reducing its volume by 90% in less than 3 hours.

Fourth Prize – $15,000

  • Recipients
    Maxim Bergeron and Mathieu Kirouac, Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke
  • Project
    Glacies Technologies developed a technology for industrial-scale storage and utilization of snow and ice that significantly reduces refrigeration costs.

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2017, #laureats2017

2017

First Prize – $50,000

  • Recipients
    Louis-Rafaël Robichaud and Simon Duval, Université Laval
  • Project
    Femtum is developing the first fibre-optic-based infrared lasers to replace the conventional and much more invasive scalpel. Femtum hopes the technology will be taken up by the medical sector.

Second Prize – $30,000

  • Recipients
    Justine Richard-Giroux, Université Laval
  • Project
    Exuvie offers the animal feed industry an innovative waste management solution using an environmentally friendly and economical treatment method. 

Third Prize – $20,000

  • Recipients
    Nury Ardila and Mounia Arkoun, École Polytechnique de Montréal
  • Project
    ChitoPack makes active packaging that interacts with foods such as meat and milk to prevent microbe growth and extend the food’s shelf life.

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2016, #laureats2016

2016

First Prize – $50,000

  • Recipients
    Dragan Tutic and Renaud Lafortune, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Project
    Oneka Technologies uses autonomous desalination units powered entirely by waves to produce fresh water.

Second Prize – $30,000

  • Recipients
    Mitchel Benovoy, École Polytechnique de Montréal, and Pascal Labrecque, Université Laval
  • Project
    Corstem inc. aims to develop and bring to market cutting-edge technologies that reduce the human factor in analyzing cardiovascular pathologies and accelerate and refine the diagnostic process.

Third Prize – $20,000

  • Recipients
    Marc-Antoine Bonin, McGill University, and Antony Diaz, Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf
  • Project
    Uvolt has developed a bracelet that uses renewable energy (kinetic, solar and thermal) to charge mobile phones anywhere.
2015, #laureats2015

2015

First Prize – $50,000

  • Recipients
    David Corbeil, Université du Québec à Montréal and Marie-Pier Corbeil, Concordia University
  • Project
    Recharge Véhicule Électrique has developed a load-shedding system to enable installation of home charging stations for electric vehicles.

Second Prize – $30,000

  • Recipients
    Étienne Crevier, Université de Sherbrooke, Matthew Starek and Michel Cameron
  • Projet
    BiogeniQ produces personal genetic profiles that can be used to support preventive treatment in different areas, such as pharmacology, nutrition or cardiology.

Third Prize – $20,000

  • Recipients
    Simon Laurendeau, Léandre Gagné Lemieux, Maxime Provencher and Mathieu Germain Robitaille, Université Laval
  • Project
    SciencePerfo has developed a biomechanical analysis device to help improve the performance of young hockey players.
2014, #laureats2014

2014

First Prize – $50,000

  • Recipients
    Philippe Beauchamp and Rami Jarjour, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Project
    IngeniArts Technologies Inc. designs, develops and markets batteries for the hybrid and electric transportation industry.

Second Prize – $30,000

  • Recipients
    Pascal Nataf, David Duguay and Kim Berthiaume, Université de Montréal
  • Project
    Affordance Studio designs serious games and fun educational tools to support teaching and vocational training in Québec. 

Third Prize – $20,000

  • Recipients
    Caroline Mathieu and Mikaël Trottier, Université Laval
  • Project
    Casamivi’s mission is to improve the quality of life of children and parents by developing, manufacturing and distributing innovative products for purposes such as administering medication or taking a child’s temperature.

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