Queen's Innovation Centre

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

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In accordance with the University’s guidelines and all levels of governement, the Rose Innovation Hub co-working space and the Event Commons are closed until further notice. If you have a current booking, we are happy to work with you to arrange a refund or reschedule. We are able to tentatively accept bookings September onwards, however availability is subject to how this situation evolves. Please contact us at ddqic.roombook@queensu.ca.

If you’re searching for Queen’s and Kingston’s entrepreneurship community, look no further than the Rose Innovation Hub.

Home to the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) and its programming, this facility offers co-working space, a suite of meeting rooms, the Event Commons, the LinQLab workshop space, and the SparQ Studios makerspace.

Hours of Operation:

9AM-5:30PM Monday to Friday

Mitchell Hall at night in winter

Photo by Matt Mills

Whether you are curious about entrepreneurship and looking to develop your skills or you already have your own company or non-profit, the Rose Innovation Hub is a place to work, explore, network, design, and collaborate. We welcome Kingston community members and local post-secondary students from any school, faculty, or level of study.

We are located on the Ground Floor of Mitchell Hall. At DDQIC, our mission is to champion innovation and entrepreneurship activities, so we are available to meet with you to discuss how we can support you on your journey. Contact us at innovation.centre@queensu.ca to set up an appointment.

Interested in hosting an event in the Rose Innovation Hub? Click here for booking information.

  • Event Commons - People

    DDQIC Event Commons, Photo from QHacks 

  • SparQ Studios makerspace - People

    SparQ Studios makerspace, Photo by Chloe Beisheim & Danielle Baxter

  • Harold A Roozen Innovation Lounge, - People

    The Harold A Roozen Innovation Lounge, Photo by Chloe Beisheim & Danielle Baxter

  • Mitchell Hall Inside

    The Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre, Photo by Chloe Beisheim & Danielle Baxter

  • Conference Room - People

    Rose Innovation Hub Conference Room, Photo from QHacks 


Q: Is it possible to book meeting rooms in the Rose Innovation Hub?

Client ventures, founders, or sponsored clubs are eligible to book meeting rooms in the Rose Innovation Hub.

Q: Can I study in the LinQ Lab?

We encourage anyone interested in innovation (whether you are new to the concept or a serial entrepreneur) to use the space when it’s available to work on your venture, idea development, DDQIC programming and more! Rooms and tables will be dedicated to client ventures and sponsored teams. Please note: priority will be given to those who have booked the space and to all DDQIC programming.

Q: How do I become a client or sponsored club?

If you are a founder and want to become a client, you can find out more information about our incubation programs here.

If you are a student-led conference, event, or club looking to secure DDQIC sponsorship, you can find our sponsorship application information here.

Q: Is the Rose Innovation Hub open after hours or on weekends?

The space is open to DDQIC clients and sponsored groups after hours and on weekends.

Q: How do I get a SparQ Studios membership?

Please contact sparq.studios@queensu.ca to sign up for a membership.