Pierre Des Lierres holds a B.Sc. in industrial engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, as well as a Master’s degree in innovation management from École supérieure de commerce de Toulouse. He began his career in research promotion in 2000 at Université de Montréal and its affiliated establishments as manager of the Préval program. In 2004, he moved to France where he worked for seven years for the Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA), as well as for large industrial groups. Upon his return in 2012, he joined Mitacs for the organization’s business development and research funding programs. He joined the Aligo team in 2018 in order to promote university technologies in computer science and energy. He is also an entrepreneur, having founded and helped to found technological companies.