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.


For more than 25 years, I participate in and manage the development of innovative products or processes. Having a commercial profile, I often bring an external and practical perspective (the receptor/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 project management at Managium. Francis is currently participating in the management of the following projects:
   * Genome Canada Salmonella Syst-OMICS led at McGill University (Lawrence Goodridge and Roger C. Levesque).
   * Genome Canada CanPREVENT AMR (Québec portion) led by Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze at RI-MUHC.
   * MESI-FACS Quebec Cancer Consortium led at McGill University by Morag Park.

Between 2008 and 2015, among other projects, Francis oversaw the management of the BEST in Genomics! project at Laval University as well as the partnerships and project management for the Canadian Cellulosic Biofuel Network at AAFC. He also participates in the management of the other projects in which Managium was involved. Between 2002 and 2007, Francis was VP business development for Modellium, a software company specialized in municipal assessment and logistic optimization. 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, tender and business plan related to various competitions such as Genome Canada LSARP and GAPP, MESI-FACS, CFI, NSERC, CIHR, Canarie, and venture capital investments.

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

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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 research projects!
Pascal Poulin

Pascal manages large scale research projects since 2002. He 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) as well as two bioinformatics projects at McGill (Jeff Xia), while being in charge of the expenses report production for the Perpective I&I project at the CHUL (Jacques Simard).

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).

 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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With my experience as a consultant in nutrition and coaching, as well as my knowledge in management acquired during my MBA, I hope to bring my expertise to the table in order to contribute to the success of the research projects in which I will participate.

Recently integrated into the Managium team, Pierre will gradually be involved in different research projects. Having repeatedly conducted cases analysis competitions at the university level, he has recurrently searched for the needs and issues of business to provide concrete and bold solutions. In addition, with his 6 years of consulting experience in the fields of nutrition and training, he distinguishes himself by his interpersonal skills as much as his ability to quickly understand the needs of his clients in order to adapt his approach and his suggestions. A previous experience as a manager also allows him to reinforce his effective moderator skills during key moments.

Pierre holds an MBA - Global Business (international management program, done in English) and a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Laval University.

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