Partnerships and Innovation

Office of Partnerships and Innovation
Office of Partnerships and Innovation

COVID-19: Support programs and services

Below you will find a list of resources and information for entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs who are responding to the changing landscape driven by the COVID-19 situation.  For information related to researchers and research at Queen's, please visit the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) COVID-19 website.

Government programs and supports

Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security
National Research Council of Canada
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Employment and Social Development Canada
Trade Commissioners Service
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
Canadian Council for the Arts
Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Business opportunities - research, development, procurement, services

Mitacs Accelerate
  • Program: Fast Track Opportunity  - if a company has a project that is in line with our Federal or Provincial calls in support of the effort against COVID19 they may be eligible to an exceptional leverage of 3:1 and special fast-tracking if they apply through Mitacs Accelerate.
Smith School of Business
Canadian Council for the Arts
  • Website: I Lost My Gig Canada, a space for creative industries and other vulnerable freelance and gig economy workers to connect and share stories in response to growing income precarity in Canada.
COVID-19 Virtual Partnering Event

Recommendations to support entrepreneurs

Kingston Economic Development Corporation
Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce
La Cite
  • Workshops and webinars: Learning Lab - new webinars added regularly
Startup Canada
Facebook for Business
Women in Communications and Technology
Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
Conference Board of Canada
Ryerson University

New ideas and approaches

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council
Network for Business Sustainability
League of Innovators