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Entrepreneurship, Business and Economy


Students committed to offering innovative solutions in robotics for manufacturing companies

Set up with the goal of democratising the use of industrial robotics in the manufacturing industry, Mecademic was founded by Jonathan Coulombe and Éric Boutet, two young graduates of electrical engineering at the École de technologie supérieure, and offers high quality, affordable and simple to use innovative solutions. What’s more, the company created quite a stir when it designed Meca500, the world’s smallest industrial robot, which was developed primarily for equipment manufacturers, but also integrators and industrialists. Half the size of the second smallest robot of its kind currently on the market, their product stands apart for its user friendliness, absence of bulky cables and ability to perform repetitive and very specific tasks. Now that the company has seen that there is a definite interest in its products locally, it is considering entering the international market.


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Students committed to providing their fellow students with a permanent solution to the problem of finding temporary lodging

Every year, around 80 students enrol in the Bachelor of Midwifery program offered exclusively at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. The program is nine semesters long, six of which are held outside Trois-Rivières. This means that students have to frequently live on campus for varying lengths of time, which can prove to be a logistical and financial nightmare for many. In order to offer a permanent solution to this problem, two students came up with the idea of buying a building. After incorporating as a non-profit, they recruited student volunteers, drew up a business plan and enlisted partners. Thanks to the commitment of all involved, the Auberge autogérée des étudiantes sages-femmes québécoises with its four bedrooms, dormitory and communal areas will open its doors next fall, ready to welcome students looking for temporary accommodation.


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A student committed to offering green alternatives in residential landscaping

Although artificial turf may be generally associated with large-scale sports facilities, a few years ago Alexandre Dumont, a finance student at the Université du Québec à Rimouski, saw the product’s business potential for the residential market. And this is how Gazon synthétique Québec, a company offering a maintenance-free substitute to natural grass, came into being. Last year, the entrepreneur diversified his range by adding a line of environmentally friendly products made entirely of recycled materials to replace wood in fences and decks. Today, the company has around ten employees, sells its products to landscape specialists nationwide and is about to enter the retail market after signing an agreement with a major Canadian chain that will be selling the products from coast to coast.


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