Partnerships and Innovation

Office of Partnerships and Innovation
Office of Partnerships and Innovation

In-depth innovation tour

Article Date: September 7, 2017

On Thursday, Aug. 31, Principal Daniel Woolf welcomed Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson to Innovation Park to meet with companies and teams at the forefront of Kingston's innovation ecosystem. Joined by representatives of the Office of Partnerships and Innovation and staff from the City of Kingston, the tour visited the offices of several leading edge companies, including Canarmony, Limestone Analytics, Okwaho Equal Source. A testament to the strength of Queen's committment to fostering innovation, all of the companies toured have a Queen's connection - founded by, or working in close partnership with, Queen's students, researchers and faculty.

This was the second Queen's stop on the Mayor's Innovation Tour. In early August, Mayor Paterson visited the main Queen's campus to learn more about innovative research, as well as to meet with participants in the Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative.

“The vision for the Foundation is to generate donations from our donors and sponsors that are then dedicated to educate, advance, foster and support the design, invention, patent and development of clean technology in pursuit of positive global impacts for the benefit of humankind”, says Tom Thompson, Chairman of the Enviro Innovate Clean-tech Foundation. “The Foundation is able to access the deep strength of its global strategic alliances and partnerships to accomplish this.”

The Foundation is supported by outside educational and research grants, gifts and donations, as well as the Foundation’s strategic alliances and industry partnerships. The Foundation’s focus is to support a range of clean technology solutions including: recycling, renewable energy, green transportation, advanced materials and water solutions. As importantly, this also includes energy efficiency and production technologies that result in lower GHG emissions.

The Foundation spearheads a blue chip group of organizations and individuals dedicated to inspiring transformation, enabling new markets, and advancing solutions to some of our world’s grandest challenges.

For more information visit the website www.enviroinnovate.org.