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Circulus Agtech is based in Montreal Canada where all the founders studied at McGill University in different programs within the Faculty of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences. While working on a Poultryponics project for their Masters and PhD, David and Peter studied the use of chicken manure to produce liquid organic fertilizer for hydroponics. Inspired by Aquaponics, the team created the company Cannafish, to produce liquid organic fertilizer for the greenhouse industry.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Our Awards and Recognitions

McGill Dobson Cup 2019

Cannafish wins 3rd place at the McGill Dobson Cup - Innovation Driven Enterprise track

Climate LaunchPad 2019

Cannafish is a finalist at the Climate LaunchPad 2019

AU/Lab Grant

Cannafish wins the “Circular economy in urban agriculture” grant from AU/Lab at the Coopérathon 2019

l’Esplanade Impact 8

Cannafish is incubated at l’Esplanade Impact 8 in December of 2019

Mitacs R&D Support

David receives support for Mitacs supports Cannafish to pursue R&D in February 2020

X-1 Accelerator

Cannafish joins X-1 Accelerator in the Summer of 2020

Ecofuel Accelerate

Cannafish joins Ecofuel Accelerate, where it becomes Circulus Agtech in September 2020

Open Innovation 2021

Circulus Agtech wins the Open Innovation Challenge from Coopérathon in 2021

Next AI 2021

Circulus Agtech joins the 2021 cohort and receive funding from Next AI accelerator

Our Team

Our Talented Team

David Leroux

CEO

Olivier Corbeil

COO

Peter Tikasz

CFO

Mohamed Debbagh

CTO
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Vincent Desaulniers Brousseau

Team Member

Vincent Desaulniers Brousseau, is a UQAM alumni 2015 BSc in Biological sciences, UdeM alumni 2016 MSc in Molecular and Cellular Medicine,McGill alumni 2019 BSc AgEnvSc and McGill PhD candidate in Bioresource Engineering. Passionate about hydroponics, Vincent studies the use of our technology to create optimized fertilization plans. He links specific ion readings to different factors influencing plant growth, such as bacterial activity. The new generation hydroponic systems he develops could reduce negative environmental impact linked to fertilizer usage. Trained in agronomy, he tries to explain the link between organic fertilization and the synthesis of secondary compounds with beneficial properties for human health.

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Ricardo Alvarez

Team Member

Ricardo Alvarez is an Information Systems and Computer Science student at McGill University. He is passionate about using data science to solve social and technical problems alike. He specifically studies machine learning and the business impact of emerging technologies. In his free time, he likes to run , read and watch soccer matches.

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Vincent Desaulniers Brousseau

Team Member

Vincent Desaulniers Brousseau, is a UQAM alumni 2015 BSc in Biological sciences, UdeM alumni 2016 MSc in Molecular and Cellular Medicine,McGill alumni 2019 BSc AgEnvSc and McGill PhD candidate in Bioresource Engineering. Passionate about hydroponics, Vincent studies the use of our technology to create optimized fertilization plans. He links specific ion readings to different factors influencing plant growth, such as bacterial activity. The new generation hydroponic systems he develops could reduce negative environmental impact linked to fertilizer usage. Trained in agronomy, he tries to explain the link between organic fertilization and the synthesis of secondary compounds with beneficial properties for human health.

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Ricardo Alvarez

Team Member

Ricardo Alvarez is an Information Systems and Computer Science student at McGill University. He is passionate about using data science to solve social and technical problems alike. He specifically studies machine learning and the business impact of emerging technologies. In his free time, he likes to run , read and watch soccer matches.

Laura Nguyen

Team Member

Nina Cardenas

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Our Partners

We have received support from numerous organizations.

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