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Who we are

The Future of Sport Lab (FSL) is a new collaborative lab for sport innovation and research supported and co-managed by Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Partnership (MLSE), Canada's preeminent leader of sport experiences, and Canada’s most vibrant educational institution, Ryerson University.

The objective of the FSL is to be Canada’s leader in sport innovation, creating a sport business ecosystem anchored by innovation and entrepreneurship that will connect Canadian sport properties, industry partners, entrepreneurs, experts, faculty and students. Together, they will foster innovative sport business solutions and technologies, along with related research and insights.

  • The FSL is MLSE’s first large-scale academic collaboration, and is one of the first of its kind in North America.
  • This unique academic-industry model will provide unprecedented opportunities in sport business for students, researchers and entrepreneurs alike.
  • FSL activities will include applied research, needs assessments, insight challenges, research forums and support for start-ups.

Future of Sport Lab, a Vision of MLSE and Ryerson University

FSL partners/MLSE teams

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What We Offer

We are offering a new home for sport innovation and entrepreneurship in Canada. We will bring entrepreneurs, industry partners, students, faculty and sport properties together to develop the next iteration of sport business solutions and technologies, rooted in cutting-edge research.

  • Incubator for sport-related startups
  • Hackathons and innovation competitions
  • Research forums and curriculum-based workshops

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