MaRS Partnership Milestone - MaRS and D2L advance innovation in work and learning

MaRS Discovery District today announces a partnership with D2L to support Canadian entrepreneurs who are transforming the way we work and learn. New technologies are dramatically changing the workplace, creating an urgent need to evolve learning and skills development. In collaboration with D2L, a global learning technology company, MaRS will support entrepreneurs and innovators in the work and learning space by connecting them with the experience, resources and networks needed to grow their businesses.

Quick Facts

  • MaRS’ Work & Learning cluster works with more than 200 companies that are disrupting some of the most important dimensions of work and learning, offering innovative approaches, interactive experiences and shifting business models.
  • D2L’s technology, Brightspace, is used by more than 1,100 clients and 15 million learners in higher education, K–12, healthcare, government and the enterprise sector.
  • D2L has offices in the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor (Kitchener and Toronto) and has operations across Canada (St. John’s and Vancouver), in the United States, Europe, Australia, Brazil and Singapore.

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“MaRS Work & Learning brings innovators and entrepreneurs, companies and institutions together and has a front row seat to emerging skillsets and the transforming workplace,” said Krista Jones, Head of MaRS Work & Learning Cluster. “Deep innovation-based relationships with partners like D2L will help us address the challenges of the modern workplace and enable the modern worker to acquire the skills and experience to succeed.”

“At no other point in history has the nature of work been so disrupted. The entire notion of what employment is, how technology is used and the skills required to succeed are being fundamentally remade,” said Jeremy Auger, Chief Strategy Officer, D2L. “This shift is driving a new global market for education solutions to support this transition in the workforce and help companies become true learning organizations. We are pleased to be partnering with MaRS to help drive this important work forward.”

Krista Jones

Krista is the Managing Director of MaRS Enterprise. Krista has been a passionate innovator and builder of technology-based businesses for over 25 years, and has personally advised and been actively involved in over 200 startups. See more…