LAUNCH AN IDEA GLOBALLY
The Ryerson Global Innovation Challenge encourages students to explore and experience the realities of the markets around the world through interacting with individuals operating within those economies, cultures and academic environments.
Through stimulating challenges, students will have the opportunity to expand their horizons of experiential learning and innovation beyond the North American market.
This is your chance to innovate and make a difference on a global scale!
The Ryerson Global Innovation Challenge (RGIC) allows young innovators to think and potentially commercialize ideas that have an impact on an international level.
RGIC provides a platform for innovative young individuals and exposes them to the tools available across Ryerson University to launch their ideas.
Challenge: Providing Marginalized Groups with Access to Market
Marginalized populations such as rural dwellers, indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, immigrants and refugees, and LGTBQ community are among those that have fettered access to opportunities. Aside from restrictions to Education and Political Inclusion, one very important barrier is their restricted access to market.
These millions of people are who we aim to empower and enable through this year’s Ryerson Global Innovation Challenge (RGIC)!
STAGE 1: Attend a mandatory information session. October 29th | 12:00pm | TRSM 1-148 or October 30th | 12:00pm | TRSM 1-003.
STAGE 2: Form a group with 2-5 members. Note- you must have at least 2 different faculties from Ryerson represented on your team.
- Write a 2 page proposal on a technology based solution that will innovate through an inclusive solution that enables marginalized groups with better access to market.
- 1 person from the group email the proposal to Anna.Servedio@Ryerson.ca
- Please make sure all group members, names, and student numbers are on the front of the proposal.
- Ensure you CC the whole team in the submission.
Proposal Submissions are Due: Tuesday, December 4th @ 5pm | Anna.Servedio@ryerson.ca |
STAGE 3: Presentations - Top proposals will be selected to come in and pitch your idea to a panel of judges. Week of January 14th| Time & Location : TBD |
STAGE 4:Implementation - The top teams who compete in this year's RGIC will travel to Turkey where the impact of their innovative ideas and solutions will be validated(A LIMITED NUMBER OF EXPENSES WILL BE COVERED)
The date of travel TBD in 2019
What is zone learning?
Zone learning transforms your educational experience at Ryerson. It takes you beyond the classroom and lets you meet and work with students from across the university who are creative, ambitious, and driven by passion. By becoming part of the Ryerson Zone Learning Network, you will get the right kind of support to create, develop, and launch your idea.
mentors & advisors
- We are looking for any undergraduate Ryerson students.
- Teams are encouraged to use Ryerson Zone Learning Network as a resource to develop their innovative idea/project.
- Applicants should conduct their own research to demonstrate that the idea does not already exist in the marketplace.
- Focus should be put on how this joint project(this is for the proposal) can be feasible when it comes to implementation across borders and cultural differences that might exist.