Queen's Innovation Centre

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

Student-led Conferences and Competitions on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Become a delegate or join the organizing committee for one of the events below to explore entrepreneurship and meet other students who are doing the same.

Queen's Healthcare and Business Conference

March | Apply in the Winter Semester
Be a part of the first student run conference in Canada to explore the dynamic relationship between business and healthcare. The inaugural event will feature an innovation showcase and panel with healthcare entrepreneurs. 

QEC - Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition

January | Apply in the Fall SemesterQueen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition
An established and highly respected business plan competition attracting entrants from around the world. Multi-discipline teams pitch their business plans to expert judges vying for significant prize money. Students can aspire to bring their venture to this level of maturity and can attend the event to meet potential co-founders and see the quality of the pitches.

QSS - Queen's Startup SummitQueen’s Startup Summit

January | Apply in the Fall Semester
An intensive 56 hours event held over a weekend in March. Students from across Canada meet at Queen’s to form a startup on a small team in just 2.5 days. This event is a great way to immerse yourself in entrepreneurship and the startup culture with very little time invested and potentially meet fellow co-founders for a future venture.

QACE – Queen’s Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship

November | Apply in the Fall SemesterQueen’s Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship
A ComSoc event open to all students with a recent focus on attracting more students from outside QSSB. Guest speakers, a strong social component, and interesting workshops make this a great conference to meet other innovative fellow Queen’s students.

QCBT - Queen’s Conference on Business and Technology

March | Apply in the Winter SemesterQueen’s Conference on Business and Technology
Event featuring notable guest speakers and breakout workshops. Traditionally explored the intersection of commerce and technology.

QGIC – Queen’s Global Innovation Conference

January | Apply in the Fall Semester
Weekend long conference focused on social innovation and enterprise. Each year a societal problem is proposed and teams of delegates pitch their solutions on the Sunday, followed by a dinner.

QSUS – Queen’s Sustainability Conference

October | Register in the Fall SemesterQueen’s Sustainability Conference
The inaugural QSUS event will take place this year. The focus of the conference will be on challenging teams to put forward and mobilize ideas which will improve the sustainability of the Queen’s campus.

CEEC - Commerce and Engineering Environmental Conference

March | Apply in the Winter SemesterCommerce and Engineering Environmental Conference
A weekend long conference bringing technical and business students together to tackle environmental issues. The event attracts a significant delegation external to Queen’s.

Innovate Queen's

Year-round | Join any time
A series of speaker events related to innovation and entrepreneurship for students to expand their skills and meet like-minded students.

CIRQUE – Queen's Engineering Conference on Industry and Resources​

November | Register in the Fall SemesterQueen’s Smith School of Business Innovation Summit
CIRQUE aims to expose students to the business world while demonstrating the versatility of their engineering degree. The conference also aims to connect engineering students with top employers and allow delegates to broaden their view of their postgraduate opportunities. 

Enactus

Year-round | Join any timeQueen’s Smith School of Business Innovation Summit
A community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable.

Enactus

QBIT – Queen’s Biomedical Innovation Team

Year-round | Join any timeQueen’s Smith School of Business Innovation Summit
The Queen's Biomedical Innovation Team aims to introduce undergraduate students to biomedical engineering, explore practical applications of the engineering curriculum and promote interdisciplinary collaboration to solve common problems within the field of medicine.

QBIT

Queen’s Hult Prize

Year-round | Join any timeQueen’s Smith School of Business Innovation Summit
With the goal of educating and engaging students at its core, this truly international prize has created a platform to support the launch of social enterprises that are tackling seemingly intractable global challenges.

QHult

QHacks - Queen's Hackathon

November | Register in the Fall SemesterQHacks
QHacks was first held in 2016 with a mission to advocate and incubate the tech community at Queen's University and throughout Canada.

QHacks

QHHRC - Queen's Health and Human Rights Conference

October | Register in the Fall SemesterQHHRC
We host a range of students from a de variety of faculties, including arts, science, law, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy. In the past, we have welcomed speakers such as Samantha Nutt, the Hon. Charlie Angus, Albert Schumacher, Jacalyn Duffin, Beverley Chalmers, and many more.

QHHRC

QSELF

November | Register in the Fall SemesterQSELF
QSELF hosts workshops, cases, and keynotes each year to provide delegates with the valuable opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions, team-building activities, as well as fields of interest. In the past, we have partnered with companies such as Deloitte Digital, who have facilitated different activities and competitions which contributed to each delegate’s personal and professional growth.

QSELF

QHDT - Queen's Hyperloop Design Team

Year-round | Join any timeQHDT
The Queen’s Hyperloop Team was founded in 2015 with the goal of competing in the annual design competition held by SpaceX.

QSDC - Queen's Software Developer's Club

Year-round | Join any timeQHDT
The Queen’s Software Developer's Club is set to be a collaboration of students from every faculty on campus participating in both recreational and competitive hackathons, computing competitions, and other development projects.

QSDC

Queen's TEDx

December | Register in the Fall SemesterQHDT
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

 

Are you part of an entrepreneurship and innovation focused conference missing from this list? Connect with us by sending an email to innovation.centre@queensu.ca.