Queen’s University is empowering outstanding students and faculty to enhance and strengthen Canada’s innovation agenda. The newly launched Queen’s Innovation Connector is a partnership of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and Queen’s School of Business to encourage, enable and support the innovation activities of students, alumni, entrepreneurs and Canadian companies. More

News & Events

FEB 4
3 Steps to Launch a Successful Startup
Ever think about launching a startup? Interested in the idea of entrepreneurship? Join us on Saturday, February 8th for a workshop you won't want to miss! QSA presents "3 Steps to Launch a Successful Startup". An opportunity to get all your questions answered and to meet other people who share the same innovative and driven mind set as you. Our three experienced and honorary guest speakers will layout everything you need to know in order to be a successful entrepreneur step by step. Register to reserve your spot today!
When: Feb 8, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Goodes Hall
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OCT 3
Have an idea? Hatch it!
#hatchqic is a group of strangers coming together to discover, refine and share old and new ideas. At this event, you will have two minutes to pitch an idea to the crowd. After the first batch of ideas has been shared, you will gather into groups to further discuss and contribute to the ideas presented. We break for some food, and then start all over again with the next batch of ideas. You don’t have to pitch an idea to attend! Crowd members who provide feedback are also integral to the event.
When: October 9
Where: Tea Room, Beamish-Munro Hall

OCT 3
Applications are now being accepted for the Queen’s Summer Innovation Institute 2014. Closing date for applications is November 15. Apply here.

OCT 3
QIC, in association with Queen’s Student Alumni Association, is pleased to announce that Alan Mallory, Sc’07, will be giving the second lecture in our Seminar Series on November 21st. Mr. Mallory will speak about his experience when he and his family of four became the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest. More details to come!

JAN 28
Inaugural Queen's Innovation Seminar held On January 25 at the Goodes Hall Atrium, Buck Goldstein, celebrated entrepreneur and academic, discussed his book Engines of Innovation- The Entrepreneurial University in the 21st Century. More

NOV 1
Greg Bavington, BSc (Eng)’85 returns to Queen’s as Executive Director of the Queen’s Innovation Connector. More

Why Innovate?

Hear what students have to say about QIC’s inaugural program, the Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative.

Innovation Corner

Innovation has always been on Greg Bavington’s mind. Since graduating from Queen’s Engineering in 1985, QIC’s executive director has led the $700 million modernization of GM’s car final assembly plant in Oshawa; was President and CEO of the largest vertically-integrated rubber recycling, tier 1 automotive company in North America; and was exposed to several high-profile projects, including the English Channel Tunnel and the SkyDome roof.