“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


Bioplastics and power-generating backpack among innovative Queen’s research discoveries funded by PARTEQ Innovations

Queen’s technology transfer office surpasses $1 million m​ark in supporting early stage technologies

Feb. 7 , 2011

KINGSTON, ON – A greener alternative to petroleum-based polymers is one of seven innovative  technologies  from Queen’s University being awarded a total of $140,000 in development funding from PARTEQ Innovations, the university’s technology transfer office.

Queen’s University researcher’s breakthrough chemical discovery licensed to GreenCentre Canada

March 9, 2011

KINGSTON, ON – An award-winning suite of technologies with the potential to address some of the world’s most intransigent pollution problems while also transforming the chemical industry has been exclusively licensed to GreenCentre Canada by Queen’s University’s PARTEQ Innovations.

The technologies, developed at Queen’s University, target two of the most widely used classes of compounds in the chemical industry: solvents and surfactants.

CHiL Semiconductor sold to International Rectifier for $75 million

Queen’s spinoff company anticipated global demand for energy-efficient power supplies

March 11, 2011

KINGSTON, ON -- A semiconductor company founded on technology developed at Queen’s University has been sold to International Rectifier Corp. of El Segundo, CA for $75 million in cash.

A world leader in power management technology, International Rectifier says CHiL’s technology will enable it to meet growing demand for energy-efficient power supplies in a broad array of applications.

Queen’s University’s PARTEQ Innovations, Ottawa universities and hospitals join forces to bring innovation to market

PARTEQ signs master services agreement with Carleton University

April 6, 2011

KINGSTON – Eastern Ontario’s universities and research institutes and their research commercialization offices are joining forces to grow the region’s innovation capacity.

Queen’s University-developed breakthrough E. coli monitoring technology showcased by global water sensor company

ENDETEC to exhibit state-of-the-art system at American Water Works Association international conference

May 31, 2011

KINGSTON, ON -- A state-of-the-art system developed at Queen’s University for rapid detection of microbes such as E. coli in water is being highlighted at the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition June 12-16 in Washington, D.C.

Queen's spinoff partners with Sanmina-SCI to launch innovative solar technology

June 2, 2011

KINGSTON, ON -- SPARQ Systems Inc., a spinoff company of Queen’s University’s PARTEQ Innovations, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Sanmina SCI Corp., a leading manufacturer of electronic and mechanical products, to produce new microinverters and communications hubs for solar photovoltaic systems for the consumer  market.

The products are based on novel technologies developed by Dr. Praveen Jain, Canada Research Chair in Power Electronics at Queen’s University, and President and CEO of SPARQ.

Queen’s-developed solar technology receives North American certification

July 7, 2011

KINGSTON, ON – A breakthrough solar photovoltaic technology developed at Queen’s University has been awarded certification for use in North American markets.

The technology, a compact solar microinverter, enables more reliable, efficient power generation from solar PV systems. Microinverters are the heart of solar installations, converting direct current, harvested by the panel, into alternating current compatible with the electric utility grid.

Experts in venture capital and technology company growth join PARTEQ board

September 23, 2011

KINGSTON, ON –  PARTEQ Innovations is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors. The trio brings a strong portfolio of experience from across the commercialization spectrum, including technology development and licensing, spinoff company growth and management, corporate governance, and investment financing.


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