Queen's Innovation Centre

Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre
Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre

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.

  • Congratulations to the winning teams of the Dunin-Deshpande Summer Pitch Competition. For more about the participants and the winning teams, visit our story, "Dunin-Deshpande Summer Pitch Competition Results."

  • Shelby Yee joins Gururaj and Jaishree Desphande on stage during the gift announcement.
    Shelby Yee joins Gururaj and Jaishree Deshpande on stage during the gift announcement. Ms. Yee, Sc'16, a former participant in the Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative, spoke about the ways the support will benefit students. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)
  • Queen's Principal Daniel Woolf thanks The Dunin Foundation -- established by Andrew and Anne Dunin -- and Gururaj and Jaishree Desphande for their support of innovation and entrepreneurship at Queen's. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)
    Queen's Principal Daniel Woolf thanks The Dunin Foundation -- established by Andrew and Anne Dunin -- and Gururaj and Jaishree Desphande for their support of innovation and entrepreneurship at Queen's. (Photo by Garrett Elliott)

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.”

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