Sollum Technologies is born
Sollum is incubated at Centech
Louis Brun takes on the leadership of Sollum
First round of financing closed
Old Montréal office opening
Second round of financing closed
Grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Sollum closes a series of financings for more than CDN 12M$ with the support of Technoclimat
Louis rallies project stakeholders around a shared vision to successfully commercialize technological innovation.
A serial entrepreneur, Sollum is the fourth technology startup Louis invested in. His last project, Neuralitic, entered the Canadian, American, European and Asian markets before it was acquired by Guavus. This unique experience, coupled with extensive international experience with Ericsson and Invidex, ranges from product strategy and market entry to financing. Holder of a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Laval University, he completed actuary studies and the MIT entrepreneurship program.
With Sollum, François envisions local fruit and vegetable production with the aim of protecting the environment from the effects of transportation, among other things.
Over the course of his professional career, François developed extensive expertise in photonics and electronics, more specifically in prototype development and digital acquisition systems. He also contributed to the research and development of infrared cameras for space. Holder of a Master’s degree in electrical engineering, François has worked in both SMEs and large companies, and in research at INO, INRS and ÉTS.
Gabriel continues to collaborate with François to ensure Sollum’s long-term future by protecting the intellectual property of their innovations.
Gabriel worked at the Aerospace Research Center for over 5 years and developed numerous electrical and mechanical simulators at CAE. He was also research assistant to the Canadian Chair of research on hybrid optoelectronic materials and components. The holder of a Bachelor’s in electronics from ÉTS, he is currently completing his Master’s on the longevity of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). At Sollum, he is also responsible for intellectual property.
Jacques ensures that the different components of Sollum’s solution are well integrated and operate cohesively.
Jacques was systems architect in Research and Development at VibroSystM inc. for 8 years, where he was responsible for the inception and implementation of surveillance systems for industrial rotating machines. Prior to then, he served as research assistant and research technician at Hydro-Québec’s technical innovation research division. Jacques has significant technical expertise in electronics, photonics, nanotechnology and material resistance, and a deep understanding of digital signal processing analysis. He holds a university degree in electrical engineering from ÉTS.
Centech’s Most Promising Company Award – École de Technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Montréal
Foundation de Gaspé Beaubien award – Jury’s choice
Défi OSEntreprendre – Druide’s Grand Prize for Entrepreneurship
Défi OSEntreprendre – Technological and Technical Innovations (1st prize at the regional level, 2nd prize at the national level)
Défi PME-MTL – Coup de coeur Druide Award
Centech – Propulsion Program
BDC Entrepreneurship Award
Canada’s Technology Fast 50 Program – Deloitte – Coup de cœur award
Sollum awarded the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” label
Sollum wins Sapphire Award for horticultural lighting