In May 2012, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and Queen’s School of Business jointly launched the Queen’s Innovation Connector (QIC). The centre aims to cultivate the innovative ideas of students, professors, entrepreneurs, and Canadian organizations through a variety of programming.
QIC’s programming has already yielded success with Moja Labs, a Kingston-based start-up that designs leisure and travel apps. Moja Labs was one of five companies founded by interdisciplinary student teams through QIC’s 2012 Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative (QSII). The 16-week QSII culminated in a pitch competition, where Moja Labs won the top prize of $25,000.