Polynovatec was founded by members of the group of Professor Jerome Claverie. Their discovery received the Quebec Sciences Discovery of the Year prize in 2016, as showcased in this video (in French). During the last two years, several group members of the Claverie laboratory demonstrated that polynorbornenes have unique applicability for conducting inks, high temperature dispersants, high-Tg bisphenol-free epoxys, or as fibers. Together, the group members decided it was time to create a company... and thus started Polynovatec.
Our techology is protected by a patent application (PCT/CA2014/051201), and we are lucky to be incubated by ACET, the technology incubator of the Université de Sherbrooke.
Founder: Dr. Prof. Jerome Claverie
Native from France, Jerome was educated at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and then at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He received his PhD under the supervision of Prof. R. H. Grubbs (Nobel Prize, 2005). He is currently professor of chemistry at the Université de Sherbrooke, and holder of the Canada Research Chair in the chemistry of organic and hybrid materials.
CEO: Dr. Régis Imbeault
Régis is a pure Québec product! This native from 'Lake St-Jean' was educated at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique. Since 2015, he has been an enthusiastic player in the polynorbornene adventure. To thank him for his herculean efforts, he was made CEO of the company by popular demand. Do not hesitate to contact Regis at any time! He will be happy to answer your questions.