The Queen's Partnerships and Innovation (QPI) team supports the University’s strategic goal to build community partnerships and fully embed Queen’s in the community. QPI contributes to the building of deliberate, strategic, respectful, and mutually beneficial engagement with communities outside the University, including Kingston, the region, other organizations and institutions, and national and global networks that share our goals.
A few QPI programs have closed or evolved into new programming for researchers, entrepreneurs, startups and/or small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Choose from the options below to explore past programs.
Please contact us if you have interest in learning more about these programs.
Researchers, Faculty, Departments and Research Centres
The Technology Development Pilot program was made possible with funding from the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research (VPR) and was aimed at advancing selected inventions with commercial potential to position them for other funding opportunities and make them attractive to potential licensees or investors.
From Lab 2 Fulfillment was a workshop created by Dr. Orly Yadid-Pecht to guide women towards commercialization by supporting the transformation of their research and discoveries into profitable products and companies. Dr. Yadid-Pecht is an Electrical Engineering Professor at the University of Calgary, AITF Strategic Chair in Integrated Intelligent Sensors, consultant and certified coach. She holds over 30 patents and has co-founded several successful start-ups (WiDR, ToneTech, Luxmux and EatLittle).
Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation hosted the From Lab 2 Fulfillment workshop in spring and summer 2022.
Entrepreneurs, Startups and SMEs
The Growth Accelerator Health and Health Innovation Bootcamp was a program consisting of three half-day sessions, delivered virtually, and designed to give Health and Health Innovation companies the guidance and tools needed to build a growth strategy.