“The lotus leaf has given us a wonderful example of a self-cleaning system, designed by nature. ”

– Queen's chemist Dr. Guojun Liu on his amphiphobic materials

2006

PARTEQ spinoff's solar hot water heater receives CSA approval

Nov. 24, 2006

KINGSTON / LONDON, ON – A solar hot water heater technology developed at Queen’s University in partnership with EnerWorks Inc. of London, Ontario, has received Canadian Standards Association (CSA) certification. 

The certification makes EnerWorks the first manufacturer in the solar thermal industry in North America to receive the national stamp of approval for its products. 

PARTEQ, University of Toronto announce strategic alliance to commercialize research discoveries

Monday, Nov. 20, 2006

KINGSTON, ON -- Queen’s University’s PARTEQ Innovations and University of Toronto’s Innovations at U of T (IUT) are pleased to announce a strategic alliance directed at commercializing discoveries generated by university research. 

The new alliance, which will initially involve the respective technology transfer offices of Queen’s University and  University of Toronto, will work jointly towards a shared goal of enhancing Ontario’s overall research commercialization capacity. 

Proteomics analysis technology awarded nearly $300,000 in development funding from NSERC

Oct. 30, 2006 

KINGSTON, ON – A novel technology for use in proteomics research developed by a Queen's University researcher has been awarded $287,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Idea 2 Innovation Program (I2I). 

The funding will finance further development of a microsphere nanospray emitter, a device that enables researchers to more fully exploit the capabilities of mass spectrometry as a tool for proteomics analysis. 

EnerWorks secures $3.65 million to accelerate production, sales of solar technology

October 12, 2006

For immediate release

LONDON, ON -- EnerWorks Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of residential and commercial solar thermal collectors and appliances, has closed an equity financing of $3.65 million to accelerate production and sales of its innovative solar hot water heating system. The EnerWorks appliance was developed in partnership with  PARTEQ Innovations and solar innovator Dr. Stephen Harrison of Queen's University. 

PARTEQ spinoff's water testing technology awarded $50,000 from Ontario Centres of Excellence

KINGSTON, ON – Pathogen Detection Systems, Inc. (PDS) of Kingston, ON, is pleased to announce that it has received $50,000 in Market Readiness funding from the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Inc.’s Commercialization Program for further development of its rapid, automated bacteria detection technology for water systems.

PARTEQ-Queen's venture fund approved as registered Ontario Commercialization Investment Fund

Sept. 19, 2006 

KINGSTON, ON -- A unique investment tool created by the Queen's School of Business in partnership with PARTEQ Innovations has been approved by the Government of Ontario as a registered Ontario Commercialization Investment Fund (OCIF). 

The Tri-Colour Venture Fund Limited Partnership, launched at Queen's earlier this year, was created both as a hands-on learning tool and as a source of investment funding for early stage, technology-oriented companies. 

PARTEQ Innovations awarded $3.1 million to help advance promising research into commercial products

July 24, 2006 

KINGSTON, ON – PARTEQ Innovations, the technology transfer office of Queen's University, is pleased to announce that it has received $3.1 million under the Ontario Research Commercialization Program (ORCP) to assist it in advancing promising research discoveries into the commercial market. 

PARTEQ received the third-highest level of funding awarded to universities under this new Government of Ontario program, following University of Toronto ($5.6 million) and the seven-member Southwestern Ontario university network ($3.8 million). 

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