About Us

Queen'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.

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 of inventions, and to strengthen the regional innovation ecosystem in Kingston and Eastern Ontario.

With support from external funding, the QPI team also offers various programs and services to support entrepreneurs and accelerate the growth of startups and companies within Kingston and Eastern Ontario.

Queen’s has demonstrated a long history of championing research excellence, research collaborations, knowledge translation, knowledge mobilization, and/or technology transfer in support of faculty and students, community, and partners, and with benefits to Canada and the world.