Director of Business Development and Communication
Éric Dion has over 20 years of experience in the fields of science and business development. He completed doctoral studies in plant biology, and also holds a master's degree in microbiology and a bachelor's degree in biochemistry, as well as marketing training from HEC Montréal. He worked for four years at Biopterre, a college centre for technology transfer specializing in the development of bioproducts, as scientific director and a department director. He also acted as a consultant in microbiology and plant biology in the private sector for seven years following his appointment at Université Laval as a research professional and lecturer. Before joining IRDA, he worked for three years as an industry adviser at Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ).