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Kingston company receives $8.1 million grant

Source: 
http://www.thewhig.com/2015/02/20/kingston-company-receives-81-million-grant
Author: 
Steph Crosier

Ottawa-­based Grafoid Inc., which has a global technology centre in Kingston, has been given $8.1 million by the federal government.

Greg Rickford, natural resources minister and minister responsible for sustainable development technologies Canada, made the announcement Friday in Toronto. The grant is to design and test an automation system that will produce MesoGraf graphene.

Student startup gets TV treatment

Source: 
http://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/student-startup-gets-tv-treatment
Author: 
Andrew Stokes

William Yin, Sci’15, says he wasn’t an entrepreneur when he first created his company, Scent Trunk, during the Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative (QSII). It was during the months-long competition — where student teams compete against one another to design and create startup businesses — that he developed the skills he’s using as he continues to market and build his company.

New PBF technology has potential to eliminate scaling in CO2 heat pumps

Source: 
http://ow.ly/HH8jG
Author: 
R744.com

In response to the need to reduce maintenance costs and improve efficiency in conventional domestic hotwater heat pumps, the brain trust at QSBR Innovations (QSBRI) Ontario, Canada, are introducing their patented Passive Back Flow (PBF) technology to the market. In an exclusive interview with QSBRI’s Dr. Steve Harrison and Managing Director Robert Stinson, R744.com finds out more about PBF technology and its potential to transform the transcritical CO2 heat pump market.

 

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National Research Council of Canada and KalGene Pharmaceuticals announce license agreement for the development of novel Alzheimer's therapeutics

Source: 
Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization (CIMTEC)

Incubating and accelerating successes

Source: 
Queen's Gazette
Author: 
Anne Craig, Communications Officer

Queen’s University has been awarded $1.4M in funding from the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP) to strengthen the innovation ecosystem in Eastern Ontario.  This award is part of a larger award that is also funding co-applicants Invest Ottawa and Wesley Clover International.  The Queen’s allocation will enable Innovation Park and PARTEQ Innovations to deliver a variety of virtual and physical incubation services and acceleration programs to high potential startups and emerging SMEs in Kingston and other areas of Eastern Ontario.

SPARQ Systems secures $11 million to launch next generation microinverter

Source: 
MaRS Discovery District

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - SPARQ Systems today announced $11 million in funding led by ArcTern Ventures, a venture capital fund that provides early-stage capital to companies in the cleantech sector. A MaRS Cleantech client, SPARQ Systems' technology converts power produced from solar panels into electricity that can be used by the grid.

Queen's receives $900,000 to support innovation and entrepreneurship

Source: 
Queen's Gazette
Author: 
Rosie Hales, Communications Officer
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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.

The regional announcement, which took place at Queen’s, also included representatives from the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Algonquin College.

Medizone's technology considered for Ebola fight

Source: 
Queen's News Centre
Author: 
Rosie Hales, Communications Officer

AsepticSure, a technology created by Dr. Dick Zoutman from Queen's, is currently used to sterilize hospital rooms between patients to help prevent hospital-born infections.

AsepticSure co-inventors Dick Zoutman, a researcher at Queen’s, and Michael Shannon met last week with representatives from portable shelter company Design Shelter Inc. to test whether the technologies could be combined to fight the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

PARTEQ moving to Innovation Park

Author: 
Queen's News Centre

PARTEQ Innovations will move its offices from Biosciences Complex to Innovation Park, the hub of Kingston’s innovation ecosystem, on Sept. 8.

Innovation Park is the new home for PARTEQ Innovations, a not-for-profit organization that provides institutional researchers with the business, intellectual property and financial expertise they require to advance their discoveries to the public.

Grafoid produces MesoGraf,a remarkably light new substance lauded as the strongest material ever gauged

Source: 
www.thewhig.com
Author: 
Alex Pickering

Grafoid's expanded Innovation Park space will already house 40 jobs while the addition of another 120 is expected over the course of the next 12 to 18 months.

"(Grafoid's) growth plans are imminent -- we are moving ahead on many different fronts," said Gary Economo, the company's CEO.

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