Investing in innovation with Thomas Martinuzzo, Senior Investment Advisor – Innovation @ Fonds de Solidarité FTQ

December 18, 2020

On this week’s show, we spoke with Thomas Martinuzzo, Senior Investment Advisor – Innovation @ Fonds de solidarité FTQ.

Thomas Martinuzzo joined the Fonds de Solidarité FTQ in September 2016 as Senior Investment Advisor – Innovation. Thomas has worked in the field of innovation since 2006. He held several positions at Gestion Univalor, s.e.c, where he notably led the team of professionals who commercialize physical sciences and engineering inventions from Université de Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal, HEC Montréal and affiliated hospital research centres. Mr. Martinuzzo also founded, a web platform that commercializes digital tools arising out of public research. He also served on the board of directors of several start-up companies (Bâton Simulations inc. and Ortho Regenerative Technologies inc.) and is currently a director of Castor Optics Inc.

On the show, we spoke about:

  • What innovation really means
  • Some great examples of innovation in Quebec
  • Why certain companies don’t innovate
  • Some companies in their portfolio
  • Survey on innovation

Thomas is incredible bright yet humble. He’s one of the smartest people I know on the topic of innovation. I hope that you enjoy the conversation!

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