Toronto Metropolitan University

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

Toronto Metropolitan University – the Canadian HUB for AIMday

The mandate for Toronto Metropolitan University’s (previously Ryerson University) is to conduct academic activity that serves societal need. This has driven our strong focus on innovation and evidence-based research, and has made Toronto Metropolitan University 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 Toronto Metropolitan. 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 Toronto Metropolitan 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, Toronto Metropolitan University