Integrating Entrepreneurship and Innovation into a University – Changing Post-Secondary Education Around the World
On July 29, 2013 Ryerson University signed an agreement with the Bombay Stock Exchange Institute to develop an entrepreneurial education model based on the success of the Ryerson Digital Media Zone. Since launching in 2010, the DMZ has incubated 92 startups, created 700 jobs and hosted 650 tours for visitors from around the world. A natural educational evolution, the idea arose out of a desire by Ryerson students to make an impact and apply their studies to real-world projects. They were seeking a new kind of learning and research space. DMZ entrepreneurs work on topics ranging from the environment, transportation, biomedical technology, global culture and economics, creative industries, empowering public opinion, and more. The Zone model is now a strategic university priority across academic clusters and disciplines, recognizing the leadership of young innovators in defining our global future.
- Sheldon Levy, President & Vice Chancellor, Ryerson University