Mitacs and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada sign national partnership

Collaborative approach will streamline research collaborations

Ottawa, ON – This morning, Mitacs and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the delivery of complementary research programs. 

The partnership formalizes the working relationship between Mitacs and NSERC and provides university researchers and their industry partners with greater flexibility in accessing programs offered by both organizations.

Through stronger coordination, researchers and companies will be able to develop comprehensive research and training plans, which will foster innovation in Canada.

The following programs are included in the agreement:

  • Mitacs Accelerate,
  • Mitacs Elevate,
  • Mitacs Globalink,
  • Mitacs Step,
  • NSERC Engage Grants,
  • NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grants (CRD), and
  • NSERC Collaborate Research and Training Experience program (CREATE).


Alejandro Adem, CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs

“Today, we’re pleased to be formalizing this strategic partnership, which will benefit researchers and industry while boosting innovation in Canada.”

Mario Pinto, President, NSERC

“I am extremely pleased to sign this exciting partnership with Mitacs. Working in collaboration will allow us to promote our shared goal of support for talented people behind the research, which will ultimately will bring new ideas, novel solutions and innovative technologies to Canadians.”


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For information about Mitacs and our programs, see








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