Jean-Rémi Pouliot received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Université Laval in 2011 and was awarded a NSERC Graham-Bell scholarship during his Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Mario Leclerc. His research focused on the development and adaptation of new polymerization methods to produce high-performance materials used in plastic electronics. He also followed extensive formations and trainings in the field of entrepreneurship, management and IP valorisation by organisation such SOVAR, Quebec International and Entrepreneuriat Laval.
In 2016, he cofounded Brilliant Matters, which specializes in the development and fabrication of organic semiconductor materials designed for organic and printed electronics. In early 2018, the company secured funding to expand its activities to meet the demands of this growing global market. To gain an additional competitive edge and to offer its client with value-added green solutions, Brilliant Matters sought to bolster its R&D effort in combining overlapping interests with NSERC-GreEN.