Embedded Management Services

Do you need in-house expertise? 

InnovationXL’s programs include Embedded Management Services (EMS) for a small number of high-potential companies. 

Delivered by the Technology Transfer Unit of Queen's University Office of Partnerships and Innovation (OPI), EMS provides eligible companies with access to OPI’s industry-experienced staff who assume leadership and mentorship roles in early stage startup firms to accelerate and enhance the success of each startup.    

The Technology Transfer Unit manages the technology transfer activities at Queen’s University and other institutions. This Unit has extensive knowledge and expertise in technology assessment and market analysis, intellectual property protection and management, and raising capital.

Meet the Technology Transfer Unit's experts.

Under EMS, Queen's OPI may provide eligible startups with:

  • expert assessment of the discovery and potential markets
  • intellectual property protection, prosecution, and ongoing patent management
  • all aspects of commercial development and commercial guidance from proof of principle to prototype to product
  • financial support and financial management, 
  • access to venture funds and angel investment, and
  • access to services provided by the Queen’s Business Law Clinic

To receive EMS, a candidate firm has:

  • gone through the initial validation of its business plan
  • received mentoring and coaching from an InnovationXL partner or program, such as GrindSpaceXL-Kingston, and needs follow-on support to further accelerate the launch or growth of its business
  • out-grown the services provided by partner organizations, such as Launch Lab, or needs specific services to augment partner services; for example, a Launch Lab EIR may provide industry-specific advisory services which the Queen’s-OPI assists the firm with executing
  • lacks short-term resources in a particular area which the Queen’s-OPI may provide, such as: 
    • a temporary CFO to assist with financial functions while preparing for a round of financing
    • a temporary VP Sales to implement a marketing plan
    • a temporary Chief Scientific Officer to assist with obtaining certification or trial
    • access to a registered Patent Agent to map out an intellectual property strategy