Success Stories

GreenCentre Canada's Philip Jessop & SPARQ's Praveen Jain of those elected to Royal Society of Canada

Record number of Queen's professors elected to Royal Society of Canada

2013-09-06 - By Anita Jansman, Queen's University NewsCentre

Innovation Connector taps into student creativity

2013-01-11 - From the Queen's News Centre

Greg Bavington (Eng ’85) is the executive director of the new Queen’s Innovation Connector (QIC). The centre was jointly launched by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) and Queen’s School of Business (QSB) to cultivate and support the innovative ideas of students, professors, corporate and social entrepreneurs and Canadian organizations.

GreenCentre's 'Switchable Water' technology forms basis of new spinoff company

December 4, 2012 - From

GreenCentre has recently founded its second spinoff company, Forward Water Technologies.

Dr. Richard Oleschuk and AB SCIEX partner through the ARC Initiative

The Applied Research and Commercialization Initiative is designed to bridge the gap between research and commercialization between Ontario’s post-secondary academic institutions and small- and medium-sized enterprises.
Through this initiative, Dr. Richard Oleschuk, his research team and AB SCIEX have partnered to develop a multi-nanoelectrospray interface based upon microstructured optical fibre technology....

Please go to the Queen's Chemistry website for more. 

Dr. Victor Snieckus is awarded the 2011 Queen's Prize for Excellence in Research

From Department of Chemistry - 


Victor Snieckus is an eminent and internationally recognized organic chemist whose research has an exceptional impact on the fields of organic and organometallic chemistry.

Green chemical process licensed to GreenCentre Canada from the University of Alberta

October 13, 2011  (from

KINGSTON, ON/EDMONTON, AB – A green chemical process with the potential to make production of pharmaceutical products more efficient and environmentally friendly has been licensed to GreenCentre Canada from the University of Alberta. 

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Queen’s world-leading ceramic coating process awarded Underwriters Labs certification

For immediate release


Sept. 28, 2011


MISSISSAUGA/KINGSTON, ON -- A unique ceramic coating process developed by Datec Coating Corp., a spinoff company of Queen’s University’s PARTEQ Innovations, has been awarded certification by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) for its heating element technology for use on mica and aluminum. UL recognition certifies that that the company’s product meets national safety and performance standards across North America.


Group designs sustainable house on campus

Energy Building

From the Queen's Journal, September 23, 2011

By Catherine Owsik, Assistant News Editor 

The Queen's Solar Education Centre, installed at Union and Division streets, will test energy generation and consumption in homes. It will open on Oct. 15.  

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How to succeed in intellectual property patents

When Queens University founded PARTEQ in 1987, they envisioned a not-for-profit organization that would bridge the gap between technological innovation and the marketplace. There was no hidden venture capitalist agenda here, just a group of people who wanted to nurture a few brilliant ideas that had the potential to improve the lives of many.

Taking on the ‘silent epidemic’ - Medizone, Innovation Park at Queen's University

 Taking on the ‘silent epidemic’
Ozone – this little molecule is an invisible part of our everyday lives. It shields us from ultraviolet light, cleans our water, and in some cases, filters the air that we breathe.
Now Medizone, a company based in Queens University’s Innovation Park, is tapping into one of ozone’s many properties in a revolutionary way that could potentially save thousands of lives.


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