Article Date: September 3, 2014
PARTEQ Innovations will move its offices from Biosciences Complex to Innovation Park, the hub of Kingston’s innovation ecosystem, on Sept. 8.
Innovation Park is the new home for PARTEQ Innovations, a not-for-profit organization that provides institutional researchers with the business, intellectual property and financial expertise they require to advance their discoveries to the public.
“We are pleased to be contributing to the strategic objectives set out by Queen’s related to creating a cluster of innovation related entities in a single location,” says Jim Banting, President and CEO of PARTEQ Innovations. “We look forward to co-locating with other innovation related entities at Innovation Park to continue PARTEQ’s mission of commercializing technologies from Queen’s and partner institutions.”
PARTEQ will remain focused on building and maintaining strong relationships with Queen’s researchers following the move to Innovation Park. Greater collaboration with the Queen’s Industry Partnerships group located at Innovation Park will align and enhance the services available to faculty seeking commercialization and industry opportunities.
“PARTEQ has an important role in the innovation landscape,” says Dr. Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research) and Chair of the PARTEQ Board of Directors. “This re-location will allow to them to continue their strong history of supporting faculty commercialization opportunities while linking them to the services available at Innovation Park.”
Innovation Park, located at 945 Princess St., is the hub for the Kingston innovation ecosystem. It is home to numerous regional and community organizations including Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) and Launch Lab, which is a member of the Ontario Network of Excellence hub that supports innovation in Eastern Ontario.
PARTEQ telephone numbers and email address will not change after the move on Sept. 8. Queen’s inventors who have an interesting discovery, invention or technology that may have commercialization potential can call PARTEQ at 613-533-2342, send an email, or submit an invention disclosure form posted on the organization’s website.
PARTEQ was founded in 1987 by Queen's University to commercialize intellectual property (e.g. inventions) arising from university-generated research. A not-for-profit organization, PARTEQ provides institutional researchers with the business, intellectual property and financial expertise they require to advance their discoveries to the public. PARTEQ provides technology transfer services to Queen’s University, the Royal Military College of Canada and Kingston General Hospital.