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

OCT 15

The 6th annual Queen's MBA Innovation Summit
Do you want to be inspired by leaders who practice Innovation as part of their corporate DNA? Do you want to learn about how innovation can create a successful future for you?

If you answered “yes”, then you take part in of the largest student run event of its kind in Canada - The 6th annual Queen's MBA Innovation Summit

What: The Summit aspires to be a thought leadership platform for future leaders, through three key pillars:

When: November 7th & 8th, 2014
Where: Goodes Hall, Queen's University
Who: This year's speakers include:

  • Sam Kolias, Queen's parent, President, CEO & Trustee for Boardwalk Rental Communities, Calgary
  • Bryan Pearson, MBA'88, President and CEO Alliance Data (Loyalty One Group- The Blue Air Miles Card), Toronto
  • Dr. David Weiss, President and CEO, Weiss International Ltd.

A total of 35 panelists from companies such as:

  • RBC
  • Deloitte
  • Philips
  • Trindent Consulting

They will be here to discuss:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Social Innovation

How: To purchase tickets for the summit, go to www.qsbis.com or email qsbis@business.queensu.ca

Ticket Price: $50

Queen’s receives $900,000 to support innovation and entrepreneurship
The Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation, announced today that $900,000 from the Government of Ontario’s Campus-Linked Accelerator program (CLA) will be allocated to support innovation at Queen’s University.
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QSII win a boost for young entrepreneurs
After four months of planning, preparation and development, the students in the Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative (QSII) made their final pitch presentations to a panel of judges. Mosaic Manufacturing won the top prize of $40,000 to further build their business.
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JUN 25
QSII Guest Speakers - July
QSII is pleased to host a variety of guest speakers during the month of July. Please see below for a current list of upcoming speakers and dates/locations for their talks - all are welcome to attend!

Anthony Tessarolo
Director, Ontario Centre of Forensic Sciences
Friday, July 4th
8:30 - 10am
Dupuis Hall Room 215

Andrew Shaughnessy
Partner, Torys' Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice
Tuesday, July 8th
1 - 2:30pm
Chernoff Hall Room 117

Andrew Stewart
Chairman, Venterra Realty
Tuesday, July 22nd
1 - 2:30pm
Chernoff Hall Room 117

Brad Tipler
CTO, telmedx
Wednesday, July 30th
10:30am - 12pm
Dupuis Hall Room 215

MAY 22
QSII Guest Speaker - Dr. John Burge
The Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative is underway, and the first talk of the summer will be given by Dr. John Burge of the Queen’s School of Music.

Dr. Burge is a Juno-award winning classical composer, and was awarded the Queen’s University Prize for Excellence in Research and Scholarship in 2013. Additional biographical details can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/music/faculty/burge.

Dr. Burge will be talking about creativity in a music composition context. If you would like to join us for this seminar, the details are provided below:

Ten Approaches to Creativity: A Canadian Composer Works with a Snowdrift
Professor John Burge
Queen’s University School of Music
Monday, May 26
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Dupuis Hall Room 217

QIC Announces Sponsorship of QSII from Queen’s AMS
QIC is pleased to announce that the Queen’s Alma Mater Society (AMS) has sponsored the 2014 Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative. We are grateful for their contribution and recognition of the value that the QSII program brings to all Queen’s students.

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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Why Innovate?

QSII 2014 Pitch Competition Winners

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.