Partnerships and Innovation

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Office of Partnerships and Innovation

Queen's Return on Innovation Podcast

Welcome to the Queen's Return on Innovation (Q-ROI) podcast. This podcast is about sharing the success stories and lessons learned from experts and entrepreneurs from Queens and Eastern Ontario.

Episodes

New episodes will be listed here as they are released. 

Episode 2 - Dr. Elsbeth Murray

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In this episode, Dr. Elsbeth Murray. Key advice, stories, comments and insights from Dr. Murray in this episode:

  • Considerations before the startup.
  • Finding co-founders.
  • Hear the story of the founding of Evandale Caviar.
  • Moving forward and iterating to validate business.

Follow Smith School of Business (Queen’s Venture Network) on Twitter @QVentureNetwork

Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Resources at Queen’s

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation
Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre
Smith School of Business – Centre for Business Venturing

Episode 3 - Anne Vivian-Scott

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In this episode, Ms. Anne Vivian-Scott shares the story of Kinarm. Kinarm is a Kingston, Ontario based company founded based on research from the laboratory of Dr. Stephen Scott at Queen’s University that sells robotic instrumentation to help researchers around the world assess patients with brain injuries (e.g. stroke, traumatic brain injury and neurological disease).

Key advice from Anne in this episode:

  • How to recruit talent and form a high-functioning team
  • Listen to your customers to define your product development and commercialization roadmaps
  • Kingston, Ontario is a great location to build a health technology company

Follow Kinarm’s story on social media: @KinarmLab

Learn more about Kinarm: https://Kinarm.com/

Past present supporters/partners of Kinarm: Queen’s University, , Ontario Centre’s of Excellence, IRAP, FedDev/ Ontario Brain Institute, PARTEQ Venture Fund, and Queen’s Centre for Neuroscience Studies. Kinarm has been instrumental in providing funding to Queen’s through Ontario Research Fund.

Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Resources at Queen’s

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation
Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre
Smith School of Business – Centre for Business Venturing

Episode 4 - Sir Terry Matthews

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Key advice, stories, comments and insights from Sir Terry Matthews in this episode:

  • Give ownership to employees
  • Build products customers want
  • Write consistent quarterly reports
  • Go global – fast (US is local)
  • Be persistent – up to half the time a lost contract can become a win

Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Resources at Queen’s

Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation
Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre
Smith School of Business – Centre for Business Venturing