The Campus for the Connected World (CCW) will be situated in Toronto’s Waterfront precinct, providing OCAD University with a platform for partnership engagement in an area undergoing intense growth. The Waterfront will be defined by advanced technology – IBM is a partner in the CCW as is Scotiabank – and is a fitting location for the situation of OCAD U’s new Business Innovation Studio (BIS).

The BIS leverages OCAD U’s unique spaces, skills and approaches to provoke innovation through education and development in a studio-based environment. Leveraging our 141 years of history as a creative institution, we link faculty and students with partners and projects.

The BIS is part of the university partnership strategy and provides a way for industry, community and not-for-profit partners to engage with our faculty and students in a variety of ways. Through BIS, OCAD U students will have access to new, dynamic experiential learning opportunities.

The studio will expand OCAD University’s position as a leader in strategic foresight, design thinking, inclusive design, creativity and digital media, and its activities will contribute to OCAD University’s new revenue streams.

The CCW has three main zones:

  1. Flexible space for start-ups, researchers and students, which includes access to advanced visualization and analytics technology;
  2. Interaction space that will function as a “collision zone,” social mixing and reception services;
  3. Innovation Studio and Sprint Space that will be the hallmark of the campus, which will feature executive and innovation training, program delivery, breakout and seminar spaces. These spaces may eventually also provide access to advanced technology.

 

The CCW will also be the locus for solutions workshops such as Innovation Sprints, Challenge Competitions, Hack-a-thons, Bootcamps and Design Jams, as well as incubator and accelerator services. Research projects that will leverage the advanced technology of the CCW will enable faculty, students and partners to engage and interact.

Importantly, the entire area can be opened up for events. In addition, we are immediately adjacent to the new Artscape Launchpad space, which will give our faculty, students, alumni and partners additional facilities to access in pursuit of teaching, research and innovation.

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Campus for the Connected World (CCW) Update
Thursday November 2nd, 2017

The Campus for the Connected World (CCW) will be situated in Toronto’s Waterfront precinct, providing OCAD University with a platform for partnership engagement in an area undergoing intense growth. The Waterfront will be defined by advanced technology – IBM is a partner in the CCW as is Scotiabank – and is a fitting location for the situation of OCAD U’s new Business Innovation Studio (BIS).

The BIS leverages OCAD U’s unique spaces, skills and approaches to provoke innovation through education and development in a studio-based environment. Leveraging our 141 years of history as a creative institution, we link faculty and students with partners and projects.

The BIS is part of the university partnership strategy and provides a way for industry, community and not-for-profit partners to engage with our faculty and students in a variety of ways. Through BIS, OCAD U students will have access to new, dynamic experiential learning opportunities.

The studio will expand OCAD University’s position as a leader in strategic foresight, design thinking, inclusive design, creativity and digital media, and its activities will contribute to OCAD University’s new revenue streams.

The CCW has three main zones:

  1. Flexible space for start-ups, researchers and students, which includes access to advanced visualization and analytics technology;
  2. Interaction space that will function as a “collision zone,” social mixing and reception services;
  3. Innovation Studio and Sprint Space that will be the hallmark of the campus, which will feature executive and innovation training, program delivery, breakout and seminar spaces. These spaces may eventually also provide access to advanced technology.

 

The CCW will also be the locus for solutions workshops such as Innovation Sprints, Challenge Competitions, Hack-a-thons, Bootcamps and Design Jams, as well as incubator and accelerator services. Research projects that will leverage the advanced technology of the CCW will enable faculty, students and partners to engage and interact.

Importantly, the entire area can be opened up for events. In addition, we are immediately adjacent to the new Artscape Launchpad space, which will give our faculty, students, alumni and partners additional facilities to access in pursuit of teaching, research and innovation.

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