Kingston Advantage


SUCCESS in Kingston, Canada


to Drive Innovation

Kingston is a vibrant city ranked by UK Financial Times as a Top Ten

Small City in the Americas for Human Capital and Lifestyle with

a track record of innovation: including fuel cell research, cyber

operations, and advanced materials. Post-secondary institutions

are developing world-class talent in emerging sectors of: artificial

intelligence, machine learning, chemical engineering, energy

systems, and physics. This talent coupled with state-of-the-art labs,

1000 km of fibre optic cable, and 35-minute access to the United

States makes Kingston a choice destination for R&D investment.

Ranked #1

in Foreign Direct

Investment Strategy by

the Financial Times

Graded A for

Knowledge Workers by

Conference Board of


Kingston is constantly flowing talent

lab facilities for prototyping, proof of

concept, and tech evolutions. Privileged to

have a high density of security clearances

coupled with 30,000 annual postsecondary

talent pool from Royal Military

College of Canada, Queen’s University,

and St. Lawrence College. Kingston

positions companies of all scales to work

with technologies across a wide variety

Kingston is positioned to work with

technologies in a safe, state-of-the-art

secure sandbox including:

• Cyber Resilience

• Soldier Systems

• Advanced Materials

• Water, Fuels and Environment

• Energy Systems

• Chemistry Innovation

Standing out from other communities, Greater Kingston Region

has a high density of defence operators from army, navy and air

force, many with security clearances, offering technical expertise

to ensure mission success.

Fastest Wireless City

in North America by


of technology readiness levels (TRL) in a

wide variety of KICs, Defence Capability

Areas (DCAs) and Defence Capability

Investment Areas (DCIAs) including

nanmoaterials, ceramics, chemistry

• Nanofabrication

• Human Mobility

• Artificial Intelligence

• Chemical Engineering

• Ceramics

innovation, batteries / fuel cell, C5ISR, and

low-power chip technology.

CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE | Centre for Advanced Computing, GreenCentre Canada, NanoFabrication Kingston,

Human Media Lab, Human Mobility Lab, Reactor Materials Testing Laboratory, SNC Lavalin Systems Engineering


CFB Kingston


Royal Military College

Canadian Forces Base Kingston is a centre

A number of operational units also contribute

for innovation, education and support to

to the synergy that exists in Kingston. 1st


Canadian Division Headquarters serves

The mission of the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) is to

The Base is home to the Canadian Defence

Academy, the Canadian Army Land Warfare

Centre, the Canadian Army Command

and Staff College, the Peace Support

Training Centre and the Department of

Applied Military Science - organizations

which develop the concepts, doctrine and

technology to move the Canadian military

forward into the future.

Kingston has a long history with military

education and training. The Royal Military

College is Canada’s military university.

Moreover, as the functional centres of

excellence for military communications and

military intelligence, Kingston is the proud

home station of the Canadian Forces School

of Communications and

Electronics and the

Canadian Forces

School of Military


as Canada’s high readiness, deployable

joint headquarters. The Army’s Canadian

Combat Support Brigade commands a

number of units specializing in high-demand

capabilities such as intelligence, surveillance

and reconnaissance, engineering, artillery,

and information operations. The Canadian

Forces Joint Operational Support Group -

and its integral units the Canadian Forces

Joint Signals Regiment and 1 Engineering

Support Unit - is a high-readiness formation

that generates task-tailored operational

and support capabilities for employment

in Canadian, continental, and world-wide

theatres of operations and across strategic

lines of communications.

The nearly 8,000 Defence Team personnel

who work at Canadian Forces Base Kingston

help make the Base a critical location for the

continuing intellectual and technological

growth of the Canadian Armed Forces, and

contribute to current operations and training

produce officers with the mental, physical and linguistic

capabilities and the ethical foundation required to lead with

distinction in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). As a national institution,

RMCC endeavours to share its knowledge with civilians with interest in

defence issues.



Scott Knight founded the Computer Security Laboratory, and he continues to lead

this research group in his present appointment. Through this group, Dr. Knight

provides leadership in the creation of new education programs to prepare newly formed

Canadian Forces Cyber elements. His research investigations include covert network

communications and the cyber-defence of military weapon systems platforms. He has a

close working relationship with the Canadian Forces Information Operations Group and

the Communications Security Establishment that focus on computer network defence and

support to cyber operations.


• Space Science

• Radars and Sensors

• Avionics & Vehicle


• Aeronautical


in Canada and throughout the world.


Recognized Training Opportunities


from Recruitment to Post-Military Life

The Peace Support Training Centre

Royal Military College of Canada and

(PSTC) is a Canadian Army, Joint,

Queen’s University are the founding

Inter-agency, and Multinational

members of the Canadian Institute

training establishment located in

for Military and Veteran Health

Kingston, Ontario. As a Centre of

Research – an institute operating

Excellence, it provides training for

Full-Spectrum Operations.

at a national scale addressing

health and well-being issues over

Peace Support Training

Centre (PSTC)

the life-course of individuals and

Named as one of the top think

families of those who serve and

tanks in Canada by the Global Go

have served. CIMVHR serves as

To Think Tank Index, the Centre

a focal point for 43 Canadian

for International Defence Policy

universities who have agreed to

(CIDP) also offers defence

operators, company leaders

and executives opportunities

to learn about international and

defence policy issues through

work together in addressing the

health research requirements of

the Canadian military, Veterans and

their families. Research considers

the unique context of service;

Canadian Institute for

Military and Veteran

Health Research (CIMVHR)

Kingston is one of the few communities in all of North America positioned to support the soldier life cycle, including

cadet recruitment, officer training, and veteran health.

evidence based analysis. Examples

of previous issues covered by

the Kingston Conference on

International Security include:

Robotics and Military Operations,

Enhancing the Super Soldier, and

the Changing Arctic.

including battlefield medicine, the

imperative to maximize fitness

for high performance duty, and

the unlimited ability to respond to

Canadian government direction for

operations around the world in aid

of our nation’s security.

Centre for International

and Defence Policy (CIDP)

• Royal Military College of Canada

• Canadian Army Doctrine and

Training Centre Headquarters

• Peace Support Training Centre


• Canadian Army Command and

Staff College

• Canadian Institute for Military

and Veteran Health Research


• Canadian Forces School of

Military Intelligence (CFSMI)

• Canadian Forces School of

Communications and electronics



A New Partnership for Innovation



and Engaged

Initiatives 15-17,

22-24, 25-28

Improving the

resilience and health

of CAF Members Initiatives 62-66

Kingston is well positioned to execute

Kingston is the only city in Canada

to be relatively equidistant to four

major urban hubs: Toronto, Montreal,

Ottawa, and Syracuse. Cross border

collaboration is emerging to new

heights with the Kingston Syracuse




on key initiatives highlighted in Canada’s

new defence policy Strong, Secure and

Engaged. The innovation ecosystem

including research faculty can support a

wide variety of the opportunities.

Pathway. This partnership involves

Kingston Economic Development


Initiatives 70-72


and Innovation at Queen’s University,

and Ontario East Economic

Development Commission, the


Investments in Joint

Capabilities including

signals, cyber operations,

and the cyber domain C4ISR

Corporation, Office of Partnerships

Initiatives 87-90

Cyber Capabilities

Center State Corporation for

Initiatives 73

Economic Opportunity, SUNY

Academic Outreach

Upstate Medical University, and

New opportunities exist in Remote

the Central New York Biotech

Piloted Systems and UAVs, as well as

Accelerator. The Kingston-Syracuse

Initiative 109 of SSE to collaborate

Pathway results from a year of

with the United States on the

government and academic leaders

from both sides of the border.

to improve Arctic surveillance and


Women, Peace and

Security, Defence

Diplomacy, Child


collaboration between business,

development of new technologies

Initiatives 101 and 102

Greening Defence


Queens University

Learn more about Queen’s Office of Partnerships and Innovation

The Office of Partnerships and Innovation advances regional, national, and international collaborations

involving the university, researchers and partners, including industry, and works closely with federal,

provincial, and not-for-profit funding agencies to accelerate such collaborations. The Business Development

Unit is outward facing and has a mandate to be a responsive institutional front door to industry and notfor-profit

organizations that are seeking interactions and collaborations with the university and research

community. Learn more at:

Smith School of Business launches North America’s first graduate business degree in artificial intelligence

Smith School of Business at Queen’s University Launches Masters of Management in Artificial Intelligence

(MMAI) – the first of its kind in North America designed specifically for studying the application of artificial

intelligence and machine learning in the context of modern business decision-making


Key Facilities

• The Centre for Advanced


• The Software Analysis and

Intelligence Lab

• The Queen’s Reliable

Software Technology Lab

Major Projects

Improved Software Security Architecture: Led by Dr. Mohammad Zulkernine, research

focuses on inherent-robustness designs for software. His lab is working to develop

standardized approaches for “resilient” software architectures with optimal performance

when under threat.

Advanced Detection and Monitoring: Several researchers from Queen’s are collaborating

to integrate several advanced strategies for detecting threats and dealing with them.

Defending Connected Vehicles from Attacks: Led by Dr. Mohammad Zulkernine, research

focused on secure cloud computing for connected vehicles.

Automated Software Analysis: Dr. Ahmed Hassan leads an effort to automate the

monitoring of software evolution and architecture to better understand and predict the

growth of complex software systems


Key Facilities

Major Projects


Key Facilities

• Human Mobility Research


• Centre for Neuroscience


• Queen’s Cardio Pulmonary Unit

• School of Rehabilitation


Major Projects

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR): IBM and

CIMVHR support groundbreaking research at CIMVHR, program evaluation, and the

dissemination of information to practitioners and policy makers with a goal of improving

health and health outcomes for military, veterans and their families.

The International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation

(ICACBR) secured $20M+ for partnership between Queen’s University, the University of

Gondar in Ethiopia, and the MasterCard Foundation

• GeoEngineering Centre

• Beaty Water Research Centre

• Queen’s University Biological


• Analytical Services Unit

Queen’s researchers, led by Dr. Pascale Champagne, are completing an NSERC Strategic

Project on research related to bio-oil recovery and CO2 recycling by waste stream

enhanced microalga growth and low energy CO2 related extraction.

Corporate Partners include: Bell Canada, Irdeto Canada, IBM, Research in Motion, IMS, Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Hatch,

Forward Water Technologies, LafargeHolcim, Shell Canada, Vale, Veolia, The Corporation of Loyalist Township, Merck Canada,

AstraZeneca, Canada, MasterCard Foundation




106-945 Princess Street, Kingston, ON K7L 0E9

Phone: 613-544-2725

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