Office of Partnerships and Innovation

Technology Transfer Unit


The Technology Transfer Unit is a group of 8 professionals with the commercial, financial, and intellectual property expertise that is needed to advance research-based inventions/technologies toward the marketplace. This Unit of the Office of Partnerships and Innovation receives invention disclosures from university faculty, staff and students (and partner institution researchers/staff). Since 1987, technology transfer at Queen’s has supported the founding of over 45 startups, transformed more than 1,200 invention disclosures into over 200 technologies each covered by at least one patent. The Technology Transfer Unit also provides support to technology-based regional startups under the Federal government’s Canadian Accelerator and Incubator Program.

To learn more, Please contact the Technology Transfer Unit.