Ryerson University

As the Canadian hub for AIMday, Ryerson will be able to support the Canadian innovation ecosystem and the application of new knowledge and technologies.

Ryerson University – the Canadian HUB for AIMday

Ryerson’s mandate is to conduct academic activity that serves societal need. This has driven our strong focus on innovation and evidence-based research, and has made Ryerson a preferred partner for government, industry, not-for-profit organizations, communities and individuals.

Engaging industry for the exchange of knowledge and to commercialize university-based IP are of critical importance to Ryerson. As such, AIMday is a very exciting program for the university and one we believe will have a significant impact on how organizations can collaborate with our research community.


This highly effective program enables university-based scientists and industry to connect and bring world-class research to life. By matching industry needs with academic expertise, AIMday brings new understandings and perspectives to real-world problems.

AIMday is an opportunity for organizations that are:

  • Looking for new insights and inspiration to address their toughest research challenges.
  • Looking to build connections with academia in a specific area of research.
  • Looking to develop a research collaboration.
  • Interested in identifying new talent to support a specific area of research.

AIMday is an opportunity for researchers who are:

  • Interested in building new industry partnerships in a specific area of research.
  • Interested in connecting with other researchers in a specific area of research.
  • Identifying opportunities for their graduate students.
  • Looking to learn more about the latest challenges industries are facing in a specific area of research.

AIMday is a world class program that will allow Ryerson to increase our engagement with all types of organizations including small business, not-for profits, government organizations and multinationals. By leveraging the AIMday process, we can build collaborations with organizations to help them address their most significant challenges.

Johannes Dyring, Assistant Vice-President, Business Development and Strategic Initiatives, Ryerson University