Office of Partnerships and Innovation

Timeline of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Queen's University

1987 Establishment of PARTEQ Innovations (now part of the Office of Partnerships and Innovation)
1997

Opening of Kingston Technology Exchange Centre (KTEC) (closed in 2012 and absorbed by the Office of Partnerships and Innovation)

2008 Opening of Innovation Park at Queen's University
2009 Establishment and launch of GreenCentre Canada
2010 Establishment of Queen's Industry Partnerships Unit (now part of the Office of Partnerships and Innovation
2012 Establishment of Queen's Innovation Connector (now part of the Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre)
2014 Launch of NanoFabrication Kingston (NFK)
2014 Establishment of formal collaboration with Invest Ottawa and L-Spark
2014 Launch of InnovationXL programs and services for technology-focused entrepreneurs, start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs
2016 Launch of Master of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship (MMIE) program
2016 Launch of Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre (DDQIC)
2017 Signing of MOU with City of Kingston
2017 Launch of the Kingston-Syracuse Pathway Pilot (KSP)
2017 Establishment of the Queen's Office of Partnerships and Innovation (OPI) (integration of PARTEQ Innovations, Industry Partnerships and Innovation Park at Queen's University)
2018 Launch of the Foundry program (OPI-DDQIC joint venture)
TBD Opening of the Queen's Innovation and Wellness Centre