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Valérie Bonnardel-Vacqué

Valérie Bonnardel-Vacqué

Dr. Valérie Bonnardel-Vacqué (Ph.D. Chemistry, Université de Lille;Master’s degree, Engineering,École Centrale de Marseille) has devoted her career to building ties between the academic world and its industrial partners, from fundamental and applied research to technological innovation and its economic, environmental and societal impacts. She is currently the Director of the Bureau de soutien à l’innovation (Innovation Support Office) in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at the Université de Moncton where she continues to design, develop and implement collaborative research strategies with researchers based on best practices in private-public partnerships.

Previously, after fifteen years in the research departments of large private companies (AkzoNobel, L’Oréal), Dr. Bonnardel-Vacqué spent nearly ten years developing collaborative academic research in France as the executive director of the Grenoble Institute of Technology’s Partnership Foundation, and in Canada with Mitacs.

As a specialist in the management of complex situations and change, Ms. Bonnardel-Vacqué is dedicated to improving performance, creating innovative social networks and developing teams and individuals through her teaching, seminars and conferences. She also acts as a consultant in social enterprise incubation and sustainable development, drawing on her international and multidisciplinary expertise.

Dr. Bonnardel-Vacqué is active as a volunteer in several organizations dedicated to entrepreneurship (Startup Greater Moncton, Sevea Consulting in Cambodia), environmental research (CHORUS research institute, which works to protect marine ecosystems and promote the sustainable development of human activities at sea), and the professional integration of adults with autism spectrum disorders, as co-founder of the Leonard Algernon Association.