Queen's Innovation Centre

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

Ignition Week at the Rose Innovation Hub

DDQIC's “Ignition Week” is an inaugural celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation that brings together people, ideas, and opportunities from across the Queen's campus and the Kingston community. Ignition Week will feature a wide variety of events to appeal to everyone who is curious about how they can practice innovation or become an entrepreneur.

Schedule

Monday, Jan 20th

Mayor's Innovation Challenge Consultations

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12PM-2PM
Mitchell Hall, Event Commons (Rm 103)

Thinking about participating in this year’s Mayors Innovation Challenge? Have a great idea, but want an opportunity to get valuable feedback from expert staff? Attend a free MIC consultation! This 15 minute session will provide your team with an opportunity to talk about your idea with experts in the challenge topic fields and help you craft a strong proposal. Learn more at: CityofKingston.ca/MIC

The Business of Social Impact II (Co-hosted by Enactus Queen's)

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5:30-8:30PM
Mitchell Hall, DDQIC Event Commons (Rm 103)

Join us to learn about the social entrepreneurship movement and discover what is driving students from all backgrounds to start ventures that generate positive change in the world! This panel will include entrepreneurs with different perspectives on social enterprise, in the for-profit and non-for-profit form, who are using business as a force for social and environmental good. 

Tuesday, Jan 21st

Ignition Café

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5-7PM
Mitchell Hall, LinQ Lounge (Rm 106)

Connect with like-minded innovators, change-makers and experts from Queen's, Kingston and surrounding region at the Ignition Café! Hosted by the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) with the support of Kingston Economic Development Corporation, Ignition Café is Kingston’s go-to monthly meet-up for anyone looking to meet like-minded change-makers, share ideas, collaborate and foster meaningful connections.

Appetizers & Cash Bar Available!

Wednesday, Jan 22nd

Start-up Experience Fair

FREE TO ATTEND, EVERYONE WELCOME!

9:30AM-12PM
Mitchell Hall, DDQIC Event Commons (Rm 103)

Come meet some of the amazing start-ups in our ecosystem founded by past and present Queen's students! If you have been interested in getting involved in a startup or hope to start a business yourself, this event will provide an opportunity to learn about a 20 different startups at a range of stages. You will have an opportunity to discover meaningful projects and meet potential co-founders or teammates. 

Dunin-Deshpande Regional Pitch Competition

FREE TO ATTEND, EVERYONE WELCOME!

1-5PM
Mitchell Hall, DDQIC Event Commons (Rm 103)

Stop by the Rose Innovation Hub to see start-ups from Queen's and Kingston and surrounding region pitch for seed funding to further their ventures in Stream One of our Winter 2020 Regional Pitch Competition! The pool of funding available is approximately $30,000.

Social Impact Film Screening - Bending the Arc

FREE TO ATTEND, EVERYONE WELCOME!

5:30-7:30PM
Mitchell Hall, DDQIC Event Commons (Rm 103)

Queen’s Students for Partners in Health Canada are showing the 2017 documentary, Bending the Arc in the Rose Innovation Hub. This documentary shows the journey that doctors and humanitarians of Partners in Health Canada took when helping to treat and eradicate TB and HIV in Haiti, Peru and Rwanda.

Thursday, Jan 23rd

The Foundry Mixer

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5-7PM
Mitchell Hall, DDQIC Event Commons (Rm 103)

Want to start your own business, but don't have an idea? Queen's researchers will pitch their research ideas and inventions, and it is up to you to assess their commercial potential.