Queen's Innovation Centre

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

Dunin-Deshpande QIC Global Network

The Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre Global Network aims to establish innovation hubs around the world to support ventures who are expanding globally.

Since the inception of the QIC Summer Initiative (QICSI) in 2012, 26 companies launched as a result of QICSI remain in operation today. For many companies, expanding into global markets is crucial for their success, but this is risky and challenging without local connections. Queen’s expansive and strong alumni network presents an opportunity for Dunin-Deshpande QIC’s student entrepreneurs.

Global Network

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The Global Network leverages the existing alumni network to create “innovation hubs” in major centres of commerce around the world such as London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and New York City, among others. Queen’s alumni will be able to provide a soft landing for our student entrepreneurs, and connect them with local business people in their sector. Alumni are enthusiastic about providing mentorship to the young entrepreneurs in our program, and many are in a position to offer warm introductions in the venture’s sector, potentially provide otherwise unoccupied cubicles to the students, and help them navigate cultural nuances, among other valuable supports.

Our Innovation Hubs

Learn more about our innovation hubs and connect with the alumni at each of the Dunin-Deshpande QICGN branches.

Become a Part of Dunin-Deshpande QIC Global Network!

Contact us at innovation.centre@queensu.ca if you would like to contribute to this growing network of alumni who are supporting the next generation of young entrepreneurs.