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Adopt-IT is a research program launched by the Ted Rogers School of Management's Institute for Innovation and Technology Management (IITM) at Ryerson University.


Adopt-IT aims to advance socially conscious and ethical adoption of digital innovations across major sectors of the Canadian economy focusing on:

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Sustainability


Cross-disciplinary academic researchers from Ryerson University partner with national and international scholars to explore and elucidate adoption and social implications of societal digitalization:

  • AI algorithms and Bots
  • Context-Aware Computing
  • Big Data technologies
  • Mobile Technology

Industry partnership

Adopt-IT aims to advance competitive and sustainable innovation in Canadian organizations, Small and Medium Enterprises in particular, through:

  • Improved understanding of the barriers as well as accelerators of technology adoption.
  • Development of methodologies for envisioning and designing new business models, including strategy, business process innovation, and training, that exploit emerging ICTs.
  • Development of a culture of multidisciplinary research collaboration between academic institutions and industry to facilitate timely generation of insights and business innovations that keep up with a rapidly evolving ICT arena.

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

ICT innovations

Statistics Business Background

Research studentship

Applicants with degrees in Humanities, Social Science, Computer Science, Technology and Engineering may apply for research studentships as part of the Ted Rogers School's Master of Science (MScM) and PhD programs in management.