Success Stories

In April 2018, the Kingston Economic Development Corporation (Kingston EcDev) officially announced the cross-border Kingston-Syracuse Pathway, a collaboration between Queen’s University, Ontario East Economic Development, Kingston EcDev, CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity

You may not realize it at first glance, but Bryan Costello has an unusual quality about him. After being involved in a motorcycle accident in 2011, Bryan was left with an amputated leg. This was the start of his journey to the founding of Costello Prosthetic Warmers.

Feb. 26, 2018

For immediate release

OTTAWA, ON -- Kingston’s SPARQ Systems Inc. is helping to advance smart-grid power capability into Ontario’s electrical grid, thanks to support from the Ontario Ministry of Energy and in collaboration with Hydro Ottawa, Quadra Power, Queen’s University and Ottawa Community Housing (OCH).

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.