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 to accelerate startups, offers entrepreneurship programming, provides support to scale-ups, 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 provide support to researchers in developing and managing relationships, partnerships and collaborations. We protect intellectual property, and we negotiate license agreements for technologies developed by Queen’s researchers with third-parties. We support the regional innovation ecosystem. 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?