“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


Three PARTEQ spinoffs share $8.5 million in clean technology development funding

Aug. 8, 2008

For immediate release

KINGSTON ON -- Three PARTEQ spinoff companies have been awarded $8.5 million in federal funding to advance clean technologies to market.

The funding of the energy-saving technologies in the water testing, wastewater treatment and transportation sectors is provided by Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

All three companies are based on technologies discovered by Queen’s University researchers and licensed by PARTEQ Innovations, the technology transfer office of Queen’s. Funded projects are as follows:

Performance Plants Inc. announces equity financing to accelerate food crop and biofuels biotechnology businesses

July 21, 2008

KINGSTON, ON - Performance Plants Inc., a spinoff company of Queen's University's PARTEQ Innovations, announced today the completion of a $13 million equity financing. Performance Plants is a leading global agricultural biotechnology company with research and development facilities in Kingston, Ontario, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Waterloo, New York.

PARTEQ inventor's discovery joins list of Canada’s chemical breakthroughs of the past 100 years

May 29, 2008

KINGSTON, ON -- Research into a “green” chemical method for separating oil and water by Dr. Philip Jessop of Queen’s University’s Department of Chemistry and his research team has been highlighted by the Canadian Chemical News as one of the “Canadian Chemical Discoveries” of the past 100 years.

PARTEQ innovators highlighted at OCE Discovery Day

May 5, 2008

KINGSTON, ON – From fuel cells and computer-guided surgical tools to a new centre for nurturing innovation, Kingston’s broad research base will be showcased in Toronto later this month.

PARTEQ Innovations, Queen’s University, and the new Innovation Park at Queen's, as well as PARTEQ-generated spinoffs will join Ontario institutions, businesses, industry, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists at  Discovery 2008 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre May 12-13.

North American homes, businesses are all fired up about PARTEQ spinoff's solar technology

Feb. 29, 2008

KINGSTON, ON – From Canada’s most energy-efficient housing development to the largest solar thermal installation in Illinois, solar hot water heating technology brought to market by a PARTEQ Innovations spinoff company is firing up new home construction and commercial conversions across North America. 


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