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Recommended resources for research related to entrepreneurship, startups and commercialization: from science and technology literature to market research and patents.

Social entrepreneurship at U of T

  • ICUBE, an accelerator @ U of T Mississauga campus, describes itself as the home of social entrepreneurship at U of T, offering co-working space, resources, programs, workshops, and events for people who are changing the world. They are home of the Indigenous Entrepreneurship program and the Pride Pitch for LGBTQ+ founders.
  • The Lo Family Social Venture Fund helps U of T students and recent graduates take the most promising, solutions-based social enterprises to the next level, providing support for student-driven ventures that will positively impact the global community – particularly in Asia.
  • U of T Entrepreneurship has a searchable catalogue of courses that can be used to find social entrepreneurship courses across campus.
  • The Agency is a hub for social innovation based at U of T St. George, open to students, faculty, staff and community partners.
  • The Centre for Learning, Social Economy and Work at OISE brings together academics, labour educators, and participants in the social economy and broader community including non-profit organizations, co-operatives, social enterprises, unions, and Worker-and-community recuperated enterprises.
  • The Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health IHPME integrates the collective of healthcare professionals to empower intellectual exchange and transform how people think and what they do to improve healthcare.
  • Munk One at Munk School of Global Affairs is a Foundational Year Program for arts and science students who have an urge to tackle global challenges.
  • U of T Social Innovation Catalogue (2011), produced by the Office of the Vice President of Research and Innovation, collects faculty work in the area of social innovation.