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January 29, 2021

Former WEICan Student Co-Founds Start-Up Company


Former WEICan student, André Bégin-Drolet has co-founded a startup a company, ICETEK, which is dedicated to the design, manufacturing, and installation of ice detection systems and performance monitoring services for wind energy in cold climates.

André was with the Institute for a 4-month term in the fall of 2010, while completing his doctoral studies in Mechanical Engineering at Laval University. While at the Institute, André installed and tested Laval University’s ice-free anemometer.

André is now an associate professor in mechanical engineering at Laval University with many research projects linked to the wind energy industry. The ice-free anemometer project has merged into what is now known as the Meteorological Conditions Monitoring Station (MCMS), a sensor dedicated to icing measurements on wind turbines. The ice sensor is commercialized through ICETEK. See here for more information on students at WEICan.

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