Since January 2015, Kalotem offers consultancy services to entrepreneurs and all those who gravitate around them. Its strength is a solid and diverse experience in innovation and technology transfer, allowing the evaluation and proper positioning of new technologies for the best chance of success.

In the light of her past experience financing SMEs, Lisa Boucher, co-founder of Kalotem, with her innate flair and entrepreneurial experience had recognized the need for this service and set up the structure and the business strategy accordingly.

In order to assess a company’s intangible assets (such as IP and know-how), she built the company around the scientific expertise as well as the technology transfer  certification and experience of its other co-founder, Dr. Cliff Pavlovic.

Ever wonder the meaning behind our brand name? Here is a little history behind our company name origins.


Ka: The Ka was the Egyptian concept of vital essence.

Lote tree: Celtis australis is supposed to have been the Lotus of the ancients, whose fruit Herodotus, Dioscorides, and Theophrastus describe as sweet, pleasant, and wholesome. Homer has Ulysses refer to the “Lotus-eaters” and the “lotus” in Odyssey, Book IX. The fruit and its effects are described in Tennyson’s poem The Lotos-Eaters.

Lote also refers to the Sidra tree: “The Sidra tree, growing strong and proud in the harshest of environments, has been a symbol of perseverance and nourishment across the borders of the Arab world. What is the significance of this glorious tree? With its roots bound in the soil of this world and its branches reaching upwards toward perfection, it is a symbol of solidarity and determination; it reminds us that the goals of this world are not incompatible with the goals of the spirit.”

Atum (/ɑ.tum/), sometimes rendered as Atem or Tem, is an important deity in Egyptian mythology. Atum’s name is thought to be derived from the word tem which means to complete or finish. Thus he has been interpreted as being the ‘complete one’ and also the finisher of the world, which he returns to watery chaos at the end of the creative cycle. As creator he was seen as the underlying substance of the world, the deities and all things being made of his flesh or alternatively being his ka.

There is also an implied reference to Aten, the disk of the Sun in ancient Egyptian mythology.