For Mike Campbell, Sc’13, the scenario couldn’t have been sweeter. He and his two business partners, Rico Garcia, Artsci’13, and former Queen’s student Jason Caldwell were at an upscale eatery in downtown Kingston where they were hoping to test an invention they wanted to bring to market.
Startup Canada Day on the Hill signals new entrepreneur - government relationship
OTTAWA, November 25, 2013 – At Startup Canada Day on the Hill, held last week in Ottawa, entrepreneurs and government leaders alike agreed a working relationship is needed to ensure Canada becomes and remains the best place in the world to start, operate, and grow a business.
Government Of Canada Invests In Commercialization Centres: Support To Ensure More Ideas Get To MarketThu, 11/14/2013 - 10:14 — angel.schur
Congratulations to Green Centre Canada!
Government Of Canada Invests In Commercialization Centres: Support To Ensure More Ideas Get To Market
KINGSTON, ON -- SPARQ Systems Inc., the Canadian leader in developing advanced photovoltaic (PV) microinverter products and systems, is pleased to announce the completion of $2.75 million in investment from three Ontario cleantech venture funds.
The investment, from the MaRS Cleantech Fund, the Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF) and the Ontario Centres of Excellence Market Readiness program, will enable SPARQ to advance its smart grid-ready solar microinverter product to market.
They came from China, Mexico, India, Brazil and Mexico; top-ranked international students who are paired with faculty at Queen’s University for a 12-week research project, at which time the students are also given an opportunity to learn about the breadth of Canadian research opportunities and local culture.
Queen’s University announced that it has become an official academic partner of The Next 36, a national program that supports budding undergraduate entrepreneurs.
Principal Daniel Woolf and Claudia Hepburn, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Next 36, made the announcement on September 10 at the university’s Agnes Etherington Arts Center. The event also gave students interested in entrepreneurship the opportunity to learn more about The Next 36 program.
Principal Daniel Woolf announcing Queen's partnership with The Next 36.
Pictured: Rico Garcia, Jason Caldwell and Michael Campbell’s Charge Centre won $30,000 in money to invest in their start-up as part of the Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative. (Sam Koebrich For The Whig-Standard)
If you had to bet on a group of people to represent the future of Canada’s elite, a respectable option no doubt would be the 40 Queen’s students who participated in the Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative.
GreenCentre Canada has recently incorporated its third spinoff company, Precision Molecular Design Corporation. Based on a technology invented at Carleton University, Precision Molecular Design’s proprietary ALD precursors enable “greener” production of smaller and faster microchips for the semiconductor industry.
As our gadgets get smaller and more complex, so must the microchips that make them run.
Medizone's disinfection system used to halt deadly outbreak
A new system for disinfecting hospital rooms developed at Queen’s University is being used to combat an outbreak of deadly Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at Belleville General Hospital.
The outbreak was declared on June 11 on Sills 4, the hospital’s 38-bed complex continuing care ward.
Anne Vivian-Scott is clearly excited by the calibre of Queen’s researchers and the possibilities of bringing Queen’s inventions and research to the marketplace, through her work at PARTEQ Innovations.