ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants must apply in teams consisting of a(n):

  • Entrepreneurial Lead (the main applicant) – is a full-time graduate student (Masters or PhD) who has developed, or is currently developing,  tech-based university research. Postdoctoral Fellows are also eligible to apply within 5 years of completing their PhD.
  • Technical Lead (the faculty member) – is the principal investigator (PI) for the research project. This person must be tri-council funding eligible.
  • Mentorshould have experience in the research domain from an industry or business perspective. Ideally, the mentor can help the team explore the commercial potential of their research through their network and expertise in the applicant’s targeted industry. *Note, if you can not find a mentor, please indicate you need assistance in the form below. – You can still submit an application by February 14th without having a mentor. 

Teams must apply with their own research, and must provide evidence that it is technically feasible.

IMPORTANT DATES

TORONTO COHORT

Applications Open: December 2, 2019. 

University Info Sessions: January 13 to 20, 2020. Conducted by Ryerson L2M Team

Applications Close: February 14, 2020 (11:59PM EST). 

Application Results Released: Mid April.

HALIFAX COHORT

Applications Open: December 2, 2019.

University info sessions: TBD

 

Applications Close: JUNE 30, 2020 (11:59PM EST).

Application Results Released: TBD

 

ST. JOHN'S COHORT

Applications Open: December 2, 2019. 

University Info Sessions: TBD

 

Applications Close: JUNE 22, 2020 (11:59PM EST). 

Application Results Released: TBD

HOW TO APPLY

The L2M application will require the main applicant to complete the form below and upload the Mitacs Accelerate Proposal (link below.).  Both the form and proposal need to be submitted together.  

All of the personal information that is collected is used, stored, and destroyed in accordance with Ryerson University’s Information Protection and Access Policy.