Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative

“It’s clear that the ‘old way’ of doing business just doesn’t cut it anymore. Management teams need to make smart decisions based on a sound knowledge of both technology and business, and be willing and able to take their ideas that one step further than the competition. Our goal is to give students the tools they need to do just that.”

—Elspeth Murray, Associate Dean (MBA Programs), QSB

The Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative (QSII) is a joint initiative between the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and Queen’s School of Business. Unique in Canada, QSII acts as a catalyst to advance innovation and entrepreneurship throughout Queen’s and eastern Ontario. Students from across campus spend the summer learning about entrepreneurship, corporate innovation and change management from faculty, alumni, entrepreneurs and business experts. Working in teams, they develop their own companies or contribute to corporate innovation in partnership with industry.