Office of Partnerships and Innovation

Welcome to the Office of Partnerships and Innovation

In supporting the research enterprise at Queen’s and partner institutions, the Office of Partnerships and Innovation provides support and incubator space for startups, offers entrepreneurship programming, develops and promotes research partnerships with industry, governments, and not-for-profits including other academic institutions, and provides the intellectual property and commercial expertise that are needed to advance discoveries/technologies to the marketplace. We help innovators find each other. We help partners plan and execute joint projects and funding proposals. We support the regional innovation ecosystem. We protect intellectual property. We negotiate research-agreements between Queen’s and its partners, and we negotiate license agreements for technologies developed by Queen’s researchers with third-parties . We use our extensive international networks to cultivate university-to-business, university-to-government and university-to-not-for-profit engagements. How can we help you?