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
Early registration is now closed for the 2013 Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative. However, applications are being accepted until March 8th, 2013. More
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
Launch Lab and partners announce Venture Start
VentureStart is an exciting new program designed to help technology entrepreneurs in Southern Ontario with the launch of new enterprises. The VentureStart program is being delivered by the RIC Centre, in partnership with the Canadian Innovation Centre and the members of the Ontario Network of Excellence (ONE). The program is designed to enhance the success rate of start-up ventures by providing business skills training, business launch mentoring and up to $30,000 in seed capital to qualified entrepreneurs. More
Greg Bavington, BSc (Eng)’85 returns to Queen’s as Executive Director of the Queen’s Innovation Connector. More
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.
Check out the Pacific Venture Capital Conference & Competition!
The competition introduces students across Canada to the venture capital industry. Over the years, they have provided hundreds of students with an opportunity to present business ideas and valuation solutions to industry professionals. Held from February 12 – March 15th 2013, students will participate in either the entrepreneur team or venture capitalist team. Finalists will present at the historic Vancouver Art Gallery. To learn more