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Ryerson Global Innovation Challenge

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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!


RGIC allows young innovators to think and commercialize ideas that have an impact on an international level.


RGIC provides a platform for innovative young individuals, exposing them to the tools available across Ryerson University to launch their ideas.

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Global Experience 

The international experience will allow young Canadians to think of markets on a larger scale and will allow for cultural interactions that will enhance their future careers as well as ventures.

Social Impact 

The critical impact that will come from these innovators will help an emerging economy and will possible have a greater return for local issues here in North America.


Experiential Learning 

The competition will provide an outlet for people to use the learning they have received in a practical and innovative platform outside the walls of a classroom


Network 

The open nature of the competition will allow for interdisciplinary teams to form across the faculties within Ryerson

Incentives 

The competition provides a highly subsidized opportunity to work with local and international experts and the chance to be recognized for their talents and innovations

Mentors and Advisors 

The connection with mentors and advisors who are experts in the social venture field will propel the ideas being brought by the participants of this competition to a higher level.

Current Challenge : Providing Marginalized Groups With Access to Market

Marginalized populations such as rural dwellers, indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, immigrants and refugees, and LGTBQ community are among those that have fettered access to opportunities. Aside from restrictions to Education and Political Inclusion, one very important barrier is their restricted access to market.

These millions of people are who we aim to empower and enable through this year’s Ryerson Global Innovation Challenge (RGIC)!

Proposals Due Tuesday, December 4th, 2018.

For more information on current challenge and Stage 1 submission deadline visit, external link


Previous Challenges

RGIC Rwanda empowerment of women through innovation and enterpreneurship
RGIC India proof of concept