Welcome to the Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre Site
The Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre supports student innovation and entrepreneurship at Queen’s University. DDQIC brings people together across all disciplines and provides resources to support innovation and the creation of products and services that make a difference in our region and internationally.
Inspiring investment for innovation
Innovation and entrepreneurship programming at Queen’s University has received support from distinguished alumni.
The Dunin Foundation – established by Andrew Dunin, Sc’83, MBA’87, and his wife Anne Dunin, Artsci’83 – and Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande, PhD’79, and his wife Jaishree Deshpande jointly have provided a significant gift to Queen’s Innovation Connector. In recognition of this support, the university-wide initiative to support student innovation and entrepreneurship will now be known as the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre.
“Since our founding several years ago, we have encouraged, enabled, and supported the innovation activities of student, professors, entrepreneurs, and Canadian companies,” says Greg Bavington, Executive Director, Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre. “With the generous support of the Dunins and the Deshpandes, we will move beyond the lean start-up phase of this initiative and rapidly increase Queen’s capacity to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across the region.”