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Connecting Education Research,
Learning, and Innovation.

About us

InnovED is the education entrepreneurship community at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto.


We define innovation in education as meaningful improvements in a new or modified practice, technology, or process that supports any part of our educational ecosystem. 

We are a professional learning community of entre- and intra- preneurs committed to serving educators and their education communities by diligently applying our knowlege and appreciation of the education sciences (theories, methods, and techniques).

Our Focus

Our Focus

Global Skills

With the growth in automation and other social, environmental and economic pressures, governments worldwide are focusing on skills and skill development.


Consensus among education stakeholders is that education systems need to prepare children, youth and adults for ‘future-success’ by helping them develop a broad range of learning, work and life skills that they can deploy throughout their lifetime no matter what the future may bring.

Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a tangible expression of the increasing ambitions for education. 


The SDGs are calling upon  educator capabilities and education systems capacity to enable high quality, equitable and inclusive solutions locally and globally.

Lifelong Learning & Entrepreneurship

Lifelong learning is identified as easy to endorse, difficult to formulate and exceedingly challenging to implement.

Entrepreneurship education programming and processes are fundamentally work-integrated learning approaches - a critical component of a lifelong learning support structure. These learning environments need to be thoughtfully curated in order to create the conditions for inspiration, ingenuity,  and innovation. 

InnovED Community

Our Community

The InnovED community welcomes entrepreneurs from diverse sectors, practices, and experiences. 


Our community purpose is simple:  harness the collective desire of innovators to connect, collaborate, create and contribute thoughtfully to our education ecosystem. 

What are InnovED community members working to apply and improve? Here's just a few:

  • Access supports to mental health resources specific to the K-12 teaching context

  • Vocational career exploration with virtual reality simulations 

  • Collaborative forms of learning for arts and science

  • Digital platforms to educator collaboration

  • Community-based participatory approaches to education research

  • Innovation learning lab design

  • Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) practices for education leaders

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Our Community Learning Events

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Our Team


As seasoned professionals with diverse experience across industry and education sectors, our Educators-in-Residence are an integral part of our InnovED community. 

Through coaching calls they are able to provide dynamic guidance and perspective that can support the development and advancement of your product/process/organizational inquiries.​

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Innovation Labs


Innovation Labs are hands-on workshops designed and facilitated by our Educators-in-Residence, who will lead members through an inquiry-driven learning experience that tackles challenges facing ed-tech entrepreneurs within our membership. 


Member Roundtables 

Our bi-monthly Member Roundtables bring our diverse professional learning community together as a way to offer support, make connections, and find opportunities for continuous growth and improvement both as individuals and as a community of social innovators.  

Upcoming events

Panel Discussion: Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

Date: March 5, 2024

Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST [Canada (Toronto) Time] 

A virtual roundtable discussion by and for educators and entrepreneurs that bridges theory and practice through an exploration of how community can support the entrepreneurial learning journey (e.g., skill development, leadership development) through shared inquiry and collaboration.

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