Partnerships and Innovation

Office of Partnerships and Innovation
Office of Partnerships and Innovation

Services for Queen's Students and Post-doctoral Fellows

Queen’s University’s Partnerships and Innovation (QPI) team offers various services and resources to Queen’s students and post-doctoral fellows. For services, resources and programs for entrepreneurs, please visit for entrepreneurs, startups and small to medium-sized enterprises.

If you require help with more than one item below, please fill in our Partnerships and Innovation Contact Form.

To access the various policies and guidelines related to intellectual property or research contracts and agreements, please visit our Policies and Guidelines page

  Services Description
Legal and commercialization  Research or innovation-related agreements and contracts

As Research Centres and Institutes, faculty members, post-docs and students become more entrepreneurial and more focused on opportunities to commercialize intellectual property, and-or may be working in or managing a busy laboratory with multiple students and projects including projects with industry partners, it is important to document roles, responsibilities, and rights of the university, faculty members and students. These arrangements can be novel as well as complex.

Contact us to discuss your specific situation and objectives, and the QPI team will help you to develop and navigate a path forward.

Technology commercialization

The QPI team has experienced personnel to advise on commercialization strategies including licensing, option agreements, trade secrets, the creation of startups, the Foundry program, and incubation and acceleration programs.

Contact us to discuss technology commercialization objectives and opportunities.

Technology licenses

Discoveries and inventions usually follow one of the two following commercialization paths: a license to an established company or a license to a newly formed startup company.

Contact us to discuss licensing strategies.

Workshops and events Workshops and events

The QPI team and partners offer numerous programs, workshops, and events for entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs in Eastern Ontario.

To learn about upcoming workshops and events available via the QPI team, visit our Workshop & Events page.

Startups Startups

The QPI team offers resources to assist eligible startups, founded by faculty members, post-docs and-or students, with invention disclosure, intellectual property management strategies, startup formation, incubation and acceleration programs, and connections to local partners in the innovation ecosystem.

Please visit our page for entrepreneurs, startups and small to medium-sized enterprises.