Office of Partnerships and Innovation

Regional Innovation Ecosystem Unit


The Office of Partnerships and Innovation Regional Innovation Ecosystem Unit builds partnerships to strengthen the regional innovation ecosystem in Eastern Ontario, and develops and delivers programs and services to accelerate the growth and retention of high potential startups and SMEs. The Office works with many entrepreneurs, businesses and not-for-profit organizations in the region, and links them to the resources of the university including research and technical expertise, infrastructure, talent, and funding to advance collaboration, commercialization of innovations, and growth.

The university works closely with the City of Kingston and the Kingston Economic Development Corporation to identify and advance strategic opportunities. The Office of Partnerships and Innovation collaborates with the City, Kingston Economic Development, Invest Ottawa, Ontario East, Launch Lab,  GreenCentre Canada, and Enviro Innovate on specific projects to enhance prosperity in the region. The Office also works with colleagues in Upper New York State to advance cross-border research and innovation collaborations.

To learn more, please contacts the Regional Innovation Ecosystem Unit.