Queen's University Innovation Ecosystem

The Queen's University innovation ecosystem is committed to providing guidance to stakeholders on the knowledge mobilization and/or commercialization of intellectual property arising from research and innovation activities in a manner that considers the potential to generate impact (economic or social) for the region, province of Ontario, and Canada - supporting the growth of the knowledge-based economy with products, services, and/or polices brought to the marketplace for public benefit and to advance a sustainable future.

In collaboration with our partners the Queen's University Innovation Ecosystem provides support in seven key categories. 

Queen's University innovation ecosystem provides support in Knowledge Mobilization & Entrepreneurship, Funding, Mentorship, Community, Innovation, Partnerships, and Promotion

Knowledge Mobilization & Entrepreneurship

The many partners in the Kingston innovation ecosystem offer numerous workshops and events. For information about the workshops and events available for Queen’s students, please visit the Queen's events calendar . For information about workshops and events for entrepreneurs, startups and established companies in the Kingston community and surrounding areas, refer to the following sources:



Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre

Smith School of Business


Smith School of Business


Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre

Smith School of Business


Queen's Partnerships and Innovation

Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre


The Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation team has patent agents and other staff members who can provide advice on patentability, commercialization, and other intellectual property matters. Contact us to discuss your inventions and other intellectual property, and potential pathways to commercialization.

As required of Queen’s University Faculty Association faculty members, please fill out and submit a disclosure form which documents an invention and helps the Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation team with an evaluation of the commercial potential:

If Queen’s makes an offer to commercialize an invention by a Queen's researcher, the following is the template used as a starting point to discuss a commercialization project:


Centre for Advanced Computing


Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre


Queen's Business Law Clinic


Queen's Partnerships and Innovation


Smith School of Business


Smith School of Business, Centre for Social Impact


Smith Engineering


School of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs


Faculty of Arts and Science


Queen's Health Sciences


Faculty of Education