Partners

iK is grateful for the support we receive from our partners and members of our community. With their help, we continue to work towards our mission of creating the thriving innovation ecosystem in Kingston. To learn more about the benefits of becoming a partner, contact us at info@innovatekingston.ca.

City of Kingston

City of Kingston

The City of Kingston manages the city’s facilities, infrastructure, and local services, building a thriving and energized community with economic and employment growth and prosperity. The City of Kingston protects Kingston’s proud history and cherished traditions while setting its sights on the change and new ideas that keep this city at the forefront of innovation.

Kingston Economic Development

KEDCO

Kingston EcDev oversees, promotes, attracts and retains business in the Kingston community to ensure long-term economic sustainability, driving jobs and investment into the Kingston community. Their mission is to maintain and grow Kingston as a city “where private and public enterprises thrive, individuals and entrepreneurs grow, and a diversity of people want to visit, live, work and do business.”

Innovation Park

Innovation Park

Innovation Park at Queen’s University is a community of innovators and specialists where entrepreneurs, industry, academia, government, and not-for-profits work together to cultivate ideas, identify and transform technological discoveries, and propel innovations into the marketplace.

Queen’s University, PARTEQ Innovations, the Launch Lab Regional Innovation Centre, and the Southeastern Ontario Angel Network deliver the InnovationXL suite of programs and services to accelerate the growth and retention of high potential technology-based startups and SMEs in Eastern Ontario. Supported by the National Research Council-Industrial Research Program, InnovationXL forms part of a broader collaboration with Invest Ottawa and L-SPARK, a B2B SaaS incubator and accelerator, to strengthen the regional innovation ecosystem in Eastern Ontario.

Co-located at Innovation Park, Queen’s, PARTEQ, Launch Lab, SOAN, the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, Ontario East, NRC-IRAP, Enviro Innovate Corporation, CMC Microsystems, GreenCentre Canada, and the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce, among others, work together to support entrepreneurs, startups, and SMEs and facilitate their access to specialized resources.

Launch Lab

Launch Lab

Launch Lab is a Regional Innovation Centre and member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, a provincially-funded network of resources for entrepreneurs. As a RIC, their regional boundaries consist of most of southeastern Ontario (Trenton, down to Picton, over to Cornwall, and back up and around through Smiths Falls and Bancroft).

Their head office is in Kingston at Innovation Park, but their team of Entrepreneurs In Residence operate throughout the region. They work with tech-based businesses that have an innovative technology or idea, and a variety of new startups who are experiencing challenges and looking to grow.

Their purpose is to foster entrepreneurship and the commercialization of innovations to help build globally competitive companies in Eastern Ontario.

Limestone District School Board

Limestone District School Board

Limitless Living

Limitless Living

Queen’s University

Queen's University

St Lawrence College

St. Lawrence College

Sydenham Public School

Sydenham Public School

The Sanctuary Kingston

The Sanctuary Kingston

UPS Kingston

UPS Kingston