The Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship Network (IIE-Net) partnership brings together a multidisciplinary team of 45 researchers and 76 partners from Canada and around the world to understand the state of entrepreneurship by women, Indigenous peoples, racialized and immigrant entrepreneurs, those with disabilities and other equity deserving groups including the barriers they face and strategies to enable their success. Informed by a critical ecological model which address societal, organization and individual issues,the project will explore evidence-based policies and practices to promote a more inclusive ecosystem.
Housed at the Diversity Institute, this project builds on the success of the Women Entrepreneurship knowledge Hub (WEKH) research, work with the Future Skills Centre and a range of programs targeting women and equity-deserving groups including WEHub and NEH. WEKH’s research, partnerships and network of regional hubs. The IIE-Net project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) with more than $2 million over 6 years with contributions from corporate, post-secondary and community partners.
The Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship Network (IIE-Net) operates under the guidance of 5 committees and 1 sub-committee with the support of the Secretariat housed at the Diversity Institute.
Knowledge Mobilization Committee
Statistics Canada sub-committee