Partnerships and Innovation

Office of Partnerships and Innovation
Office of Partnerships and Innovation

Queen's Partnerships and Innovation

Link to COVID-19 Resources for Researches, Entrepreneurs, Startups and SMEs

Advancing research, mobilizing knowledge and strengthening the regional innovation ecosystem in eastern Ontario

Queen's University’s Partnerships and Innovation (QPI) supports the Research Portfolio’s mission to be an essential catalyst for advancing research and knowledge mobilization, strengthening Queen’s local, national and global impact.

Partnerships, Research Collaboration and Knowledge Mobilization

The QPI team develops and facilitates partnerships with industry, governments, not-for-profit organizations, and other academic institutions to advance the research enterprise at Queen’s and the commercialization and protection of inventions, and to strengthen the regional innovation ecosystem in Kingston and Eastern Ontario.

We offer many services to Queen’s faculty members, post-docs, students, research centres, departments and faculties. Additionally, we offer concierge services to external organizations seeking to collaborate with Queen’s.

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

With support from external funding, the QPI team offers numerous services, resources and programs to support entrepreneurs, including those from Queen’s, and to accelerate the growth of startups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within Kingston and Eastern Ontario. Programs include the Queen’s Startup Runway incubation program, acceleration programs for startups and post-revenue companies, workshops and events. We offer access to facilities in the Seaway Coworking building in downtown Kingston as well as the ONRamp facility in downtown Toronto for Kingston-based clients that wish to hold meetings with collaborators, suppliers, or investors in Toronto.

Visit our page for Researchers, Industry and Other External Organizations Visit our page for Entrepreneurs, Startups and Small to Medium-sized Enterprises

Queen's Partnerships and Innovation Workshops and Events Update

Due to the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, Queen’s University and the Queen's Partnerships and Innovation team have cancelled all in-person workshops and events at our Seaway Coworking location. We are now offering our programs, workshops and other services through virtual delivery methods. Please review our listing of upcoming workshops and events.

For the most up-to-date information regarding Queen’s University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Queen’s COVID-19 website.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.

The Queen's Partnerships and Innovation team