Queen's Innovation Centre

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

Opportunities for you with DDQIC

The Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre (DDQIC) has the programs and services to support you in your entrepreneurial endeavors whether you are just beginning to explore entrepreneurship or whether you have already launched your own business.

Do you want to learn more about entrepreneurship and innovation?
Innovate Queen's 
A series of speaker events related to innovation and entrepreneurship for students to expand their skills and meet like-minded students.

Innovate Queen's

Become a delegate at a conference on entrepreneurship and innovation
There are over ten conferences to choose from! Whether you are interested in social innovation, the intersection of business with technology or the environment, there is an event for you.

Conferences

Join SparQ Studios
SparQ Studios is an on-campus makerspace open to all students for a modest membership fee, giving you access to low cost prototyping equipment to support your entrepreneurial activities. More importantly, a community has formed around SparQ Studios allowing for workshops to be offered, and for members to collaborate on projects. SparQ Studios is a great place to meet like-minded students curious about innovation. Our new location in Carruthers Hall not only houses plenty of exciting equipment, but also a separate room with a lounge area where you can meet and brainstorm ideas in an open concept space.

Become a member of the SparQ Studios Makerspace

Do you want to start your own company?
Apply to the Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative
A paid, multi-disciplinary summer entrepreneurship program where you work in a team to develop your own company or contribute to corporate innovation, concluding with a pitch competition. Your team will have access to $4000 in seed funding and the opportunity to win up to $30,000 at the pitch competition. Students from all programs are encouraged to apply. Applications are due in November. 

Apply to QICSI

Join SparQ Studios
SparQ Studios is an on-campus makerspace open to all students for a modest membership fee, giving you access to low cost prototyping equipment to support your entrepreneurial activities. SparQ Studios can provide you with affordable access to the necessary equipment for your venture. A community has formed around SparQ Studios providing the opportunity to meet like-minded students, and potentially future co-founders, as well as develop your skills with workshops. 

Become a member of SparQ Studios

Seek Mentorship
Need some guidance on a business issue? Schedule a meeting with us. 

Schedule a mentorship meeting

Access Valuable Market Intelligence
Have an idea? Learn more about your market by accessing market intelligence resources from MaRS by becoming a DDQIC client company, provided your company is eligible.  

Contact us to become a DDQIC Client

Do you need support for your current company?
Join QyourVenture
​QyourVenture is an acceleration program that provides space and training for your business venture. DDQIC accepts companies into QyourVenture on a regular basis throughout the school year.

Apply to QyourVenture

Join the SparQ Studios Community
​SparQ Studios is an on-campus makerspace open to all students for a modest membership fee, giving you access to low cost prototyping equipment to support your entrepreneurial activities. More importantly, a community has formed around SparQ Studios allowing for workshops to be offered, and for members to collaborate on projects. SparQ Studios can provide you with affordable access to the necessary equipment for your venture. A community has formed around SparQ Studios providing the opportunity to meet like-minded students, and potentially future co-founders, as well as develop your skills with workshops.<

Access prototyping equipment and join a community with SparQ Studios

Seek Mentorship
Need some guidance on a business issue? Schedule a meeting with us.

Schedule a mentorship meeting

Access Market Intelligence
Become a QIC client company, and gain access to market intelligence resources from MaRS, provided your company is eligible. Contact us to learn more.

Contact us to become a DDQIC Client

Leverage resources in the Kingston community
There are many organizations in our region who support young entrepreneurs like yourself. Learn more here.

Learn about the resources offered by our partner organizations