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From a school project to a business venture


The start

As part of the final project of the undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Sherbrooke, 12 students have given themselves the objective of : 

Design and manufacture a prototype that collects the small plastic particles accumulated on Kamilo Beach in Hawaii.

The project took part in collaboration with the Hawaii Wildlife fund (HWF) since they have been doing cleanups on Kamilo beach for more than 20 years.

December 2018


Prototype tested in Quebec and ready to be shipped to his final destination : Kamilo Beach Hawaii

January 2019

new team

At the end of their undergraduate studies, three members of the initial team decided to pursue the school project in a business venture, thereby creating Hoola One Technologies Inc. Their goal: 

To develop tools to restore the ecosystem affected by plastic pollution and enable ecosystem restoration.

April 2019

Donation to hwf

The prototype arrives at its final destination. The team travels to Hawaii to test the prototype in a real environment and to do the commissionning. The prototype is donated to HWF so they can clean up Kamilo Beach.

may & June 2019

visit shorelines

Visit of shorelines affected by plastic pollution (Hawaii, American and Canadian Westcoast)

may 2020


From prototype to final product

One of the most polluted
beach in the world

Why Kamilo Beach?

It is known as one of the worst spot in the entire world for marine debris accumulation.

Awards and Honors

1st place at the Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge (San Diego, CA)

A social venture pitch competition that recognizes, resources and rewards student-led social ventures focused on sustainable change
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Best innovative design at the Canadian Engineering Competition

A competition that brought together 200 of the country’s brightest engineering to compete in one of eight categories.
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Research Grand Price at Concours CREATEK Famille J.R. André Bombardier

Technological entrepreneurship competition at the University of Sherbrooke
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1st place at Défi Startup les affaires

An entrepreneurial contest organized by the newspaper Les affaires
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