Sollum Technologies Wins Druide’s Grand Prize for Entrepreneurship

May 24, 2017

At the Gala for the 19th Défi PME MTL held earlier this month, the company Sollum Technologies won Druide’s Grand Prize for entrepreneurship, earning a grant of $3000 and several services. The winners in each category also received a copy of Druide’s renowned software, Antidote.

Druide informatique has been affiliated with Défi PME MTL, one of the regional finals of the OSEntreprendre Challenge, for the last six years. Druide’s principal contribution has been the introduction of the Grand Prize for Entrepreneurship, awarded to the best project from a winner in the entrepreneurship class.

This year, the class received a record-breaking 347 submissions, seven of which won in official categories. Out of these seven winners, the jury for Druide’s Grand Prize for Entrepreneurship selected Sollum Technologies. They were impressed by the significant potential of their project, developed by a management team consisting of Louis Brun, Gabriel Dupras and François Roy-Moisan.

Sollum perfectly replicates light from the sun. Its programmable LED lighting technology is capable of imitating every aspect of natural light, including luminosity, intensity and temperature, at any time of day. Thus, greenhouses and livestock farms can substantially increase the growth rate and quality of their production. Furthermore, Sollum's technology consumes very little energy in each of its many applications.

OSEntreprendre’s Montreal division is administered by the PME MTL network. A complete list of winners and their projects can be found on the network’s website at (in French).

Druide informatique produces and markets Antidote, the most complete writing assistance software suite available for English and French, as well as Typing Pal, the renowned typing tutorial application. The company is also the creator of WebElixir, a quality assurance service for websites, while its subsidiary, Éditions Druide, specializes in the publication of French-language literature and reference works.