Innovation and Impact
Through partnerships with industry, government, and non-profit organizations, Ryerson is helping to build the innovation ecosystem in Canada. Ryerson has attracted international attention for its collaborative approach to innovation supported by faculty expertise, interdisciplinary research centres and world-class innovation zones.
From Ideas to Marketplace
Ryerson is a leader in conducting research through collaboration with industry, non-profit, and government, providing expertise and resources to its partners at every step of the journey from idea to marketplace. Recognizing that the development and commercialization of inventions supports our mission to contribute to the societal and economic benefit of Canada, our faculty and students are increasingly engaging with partners on innovative projects ranging from increasing diversity on governance boards to developing new drone designs.
50 Invention disclosures
47% Increase in invention disclosures over the previous year
7 Patent applications
Meeting societal need is at the heart of Ryerson's mission, making Knowledge Mobilization (KM) an important part of Ryerson's research process. KM occurs when research knowledge is applied to help facilitate real world impact on policy and society. Ryerson faculty are adapting knowledge to increase research uptake and inform decisions, while also connecting their work to organizations and communities outside of the university.
Publications & Citations
Two indicators of Ryerson’s rising research impact are the total number of SRC publications produced by faculty members, and the number of times they have been cited in other publications.
Centres & Institutes
Ryerson’s more than 125 centres and institutes contribute to research across a wide range of disciplines, from innovations in biomedical technologies, to the development of sustainable and renewable energy solutions, to the creation of new supports for newcomers, refugees and illegalized immigrants to Canada.