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) will allow young innovators to think and potentially commercialize ideas that have an impact on an international level.
RGIC will provide a platform for innovative young individuals and expose them to the tools available across Ryerson University to launch their ideas.
Challenge: Migrant Inclusion and Settlement
More than 200 million people are living outside their country of birth. Many of them are leaving their homes in search of a better life for them and their families. But the path of settling into a new country can be filled with difficulty: a new language, new surroundings and a new reality that they need to become part of. 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 2nd | 5:30pm | Sandbox by DMZ SLC 312
STAGE 2: Form a group with 2-5 members. Note- you must have at least 2 different faculties from Ryerson represented in your team.
STAGE 3: Attend panel Session. November 2nd | 6pm | KHS 251|
STAGE 4: Write a 2 page proposal on an technology based solution that will innovate migrant inclusion and settlement. Due: November 13th @ 12pm | rgic@ryerson,.ca |
STAGE 5: Presentations - Top proposals will be selected to come in and pitch your idea to a panel of judges. November 21th | 6pm | Location : TBD |
STAGE 5:Implementation - The top teams who compete in this year's RGIC will travel to Uruguay where the impact of their innovative ideas and solutions will be validated(A LIMITED NUMBER OF EXPENSES WILL BE COVERED) Traveling time | January 2018|
The date of travel will be in January 2018
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.