Success Stories

Queen’s supported startup goes international

January 18, 2018 - As originally published by the Queen's Gazette. Feature photo credit: Queen's University Communications.

Laser Depth Dynamics, founded by Paul Webster (Sc'06, PhD'13) and Roger Bowes (Sc’92) in 2012, has been acquired by a leading developer of high-performance fibre lasers and amplifiers.

UPstart Venture Challenge gives emerging startup a $30,000 boost

As originally posted on December 20, 2017 on the Smith School of Business News blog. Photo credit: Smith School of Business.

IPG Photonics Announces Acquisition of Laser Depth Dynamics

Released: 12 04 2017

OXFORD, Mass., Dec. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP) today announced that it has acquired Laser Depth Dynamics (LDD), an innovative provider of in-process quality monitoring and control solutions for laser-based welding applications.

Six new GrindSpaceXL graduates ready to take their ventures to the next level


KINGSTON, DECEMBER 18, 2017 – The startups that were selected in September 2017 to participate in the GrindSpaceXL-Kingston accelerator program at Queen’s Innovation Park have come a long way.

Artisanal granola company, ‘Urban Hippie’ is soon to be stocking the shelves of Metro and Food Basics.

Kingston Ontario, November 2017 

Queen's start-up admitted into Canada's Top Software Technology Accelerator

November 3, 2017 - As originally published by the Queen's Journal. Feature photo credit: Matt Graves, PropertySpark Co-founder

October 31, 2017

Kingston, ON – TECTA-PDS is pleased to announce that the company has been named Ontario Export Awards Finalist in the Clean Technology Category.

They travelled to the other side of the world to put their business plans to the test, and in the end the Spectra Plasmonics team came up victorious at the Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition.

As part of their winnings, the team will receive $125,000 in cash and tens of thousands of dollars in services, prizes, including legal, corporate and marketing support.

(From Left to Right: Caroline Godin, Jay MacKinnon, Jordan Nanowski, Jenny Watt, Bahman Kashi, Alexandra Galvin, Aalisha Lakdawala, and Christopher Cotton )

Photo by Garrett Elliott of Garrett Elliott Photography.

Advonex International Opens 12,000 Square Foot Pilot Manufacturing Facility

September 8, 2017