Laurent Bellavance has been Managing Director of Nosotech since February 2014. Nosotech develops management software for the control and prevention of infections and the monitoring of antibiotic use in hospitals and has initiated an international expansion plan for its products. With degrees in Administration from the Université du Québec à Rimouski, in Executive Programs from CIREM-HEC, and in Advanced Management from McGill, Laurent Bellavance has over 25 years of management experience in marketing, business development, strategic planning, and innovation technology. From 1990 to 1997, he worked for Groupe Bellavance as administrator and head of development where he founded Bellco, a startup in the field of computer graphics. In 1997 his career turned toward telecommunications with QuébecTel, where he successively held the positions of Product Analyst, Marketing Director, and Strategic Planning Director and was heavily involved in provincial business development and the merger of QuébecTel with TELUS. In 2006, he focused his efforts on economic development by joining the Economic Development Corporation of Rimouski and then Technopole Maritime du Québec (TMQ), where he set up a national and international development plan that will position TMQ and Quebec among the leaders of marine science and technology innovation and research.