THE FIRST SPARKLE

Having worked together in 2000-2001 in an telecom equipment start-up, Pascal Poulin and Francis Bellavance decided in 2008 to found Managium and to offer their expertise to clients living similar issues in their R&D management and in business development of their innovative technological solutions.

FRANCIS BELLAVANCE, MBA, Founder

For more than 20 years, I participate and manage the development of innovative products or processes. Having a commercial profile, I often bring an external and practical perspective (the buyer’s point of view) into the development and commercial approach of new technological solutions.
Francis Bellavance

Since 2008, Francis is in charge of business development and management at Managium. Francis is currently managing the Syst-OMICS Salmonella project at McGill University (led by Lawrence Goodridge and Roger C. Levesque). Francis is also assisting in the management of the ATRAPP project at Université de Montréal (led by Sébastien Sauvé). He also participates in the management of the other projects in which Managium is involved. Francis managed the BEST in Genomics! project at Laval University (led by Denis J. Garand). In 2008-2011, he was in charge of partnerships and management for the Canadian Cellulosic Biofuel Network, a research project of 20 M$ at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (led by Serge Laberge).

Between 2002 and 2007, Francis was VP business development for Modellium, a software company specialized in municipal and logistic solutions. In 2000-2001, he was the marketing director for an optical telecommunication equipment start-up. Previously, Francis was a founder and VP of Business development for Biozymes, a producer of pharmaceutical and natural products ingredients between 1994 and 1999.

Francis also participated in the preparation of many research proposals, competition and tender such as Genome Canada, CFI, R&D tax credit, venture capital and others.

Francis holds an MBA in international management from Laval University and a PMP certificate.

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PASCAL POULIN, MBA, Founder

My expertise is in planning and management of resources and organizational processes but I’m always putting the emphasis on human ... this is even more important in technological projects!
Pascal Poulin

Pascal manages large scale research projects since 2002. Pascal has been manager of Genome Canada projects Arborea Phase I & II at Université Laval (led by John MacKay), a research projects on forestry genomics with budgets of 8M$ and 14 M$ respectively. Afterward, Pascal has been the manager of the Canadian Cellulosic Biofuel Network, a research project of 20 M$ over 3 years at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (led by Serge Laberge). in 2011-2015, Pascal managed GenoRem, a research project in soil bioremediation of more than 7 M$ at Université de Montréal (led by Franz Lang) and supported the Prevention of children mistreatment Research Chair, at Université Laval, in its management strategies (led by Marie-Hélène Gagné).

Pascal is currently managing the SoyaGen project at Université Laval (led by François Belzile) and McGill's EcoToxChip project (led by Niladri Basu). He also assists in the management of the Spruce-UP project at Université Laval (led by Jean Bousquet). In 2008, Pascal has been interim executive director for the Forestry, Geography and Geomatics Faculty at Laval University. He has been involved in the preparation of many grant proposals and competition (Genome Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, CFI and others). In 2000-2002, Pascal participated, as HR director, in the start-up and growth of an optical telecommunication equipment company.

Pascal holds an MBA in management from Laval University.

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JEAN-CHRISTOPHE DE COSTER, MBA, Associate

For several years now my professional career has had both international context and an intercultural dimension. I’ve fulfilled my business development and project management responsibilities in the telecom and high-tech sectors across different regions for over 16 years. I gained my experience in reactive and dynamic medium-sized structures. Familiar with Brazilian culture since 2001, I promote open communication and long term relationships.
Jean-Christophe De Coster

Prior to being Managium’s Associate Consultant in Rio de Janeiro, Jean-Christophe has previously worked for Aviat Networks Inc., a California based leader in wireless transmission technology. From 2007 to 2013, he was Business Development Manager ‘‘Services & Solutions'' for major accounts including cellular and fixed operators, defense network, energy and private networks. He carried out numerous projects and business activities in EMEA (Europe, Middle-East & Africa), Brazil and Latin America. From 2002 to 2007, he collaborated as Head of Accounts & Services in the development activities of Aviat Networks’ Southern Europe regional office. 

From 1996 to 2002, Jean-Christophe was instrumental in the growth of the company Cour Carree and its international subsidiary Operandi, involved in Telecom consulting and engineering services. He was in charge of opening the offices in the Iberian Peninsula and managing the subsidiary in Spain. During the same period, Jean-Christophe has performed several missions as a consultant project manager for the deployment of 2G/3G networks.

Jean-Christophe holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Laval University, Québec city, Canada. Fluent in Portuguese and English, he’s also a native Spanish and French speaker. 

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