Ryerson discusses "zone-based education" in draft SMA

October 16, 2012

"To provide a platform for entrepreneurial innovation that serves as a magnet for the brightest students and faculty innovators" is one of the priority objectives in Ryerson University's strategic mandate submission. The institution's entrepreneurial zones include the Digital Media Zone (DMZ) and the new Innovation Centre for Urban Energy. The document notes that since its launch, the DMZ has incubated and/or accelerated 51 start-ups, and there are currently more than 200 innovators in the zone. Within the next 2 years, Ryerson plans to add entrepreneurial zones in the fields of Aerospace, Design, Health, and Social Entrepreneurship. The university aims to expand "zone education" from the current 200 spaces to 800, with a target of 10% of graduating students having been involved in the development of a company, product, or service. Ryerson News | Ryerson SMA