Mitacs’s strategic plan inspires the bold direction needed to position Canada as a global leader in innovation.
Mitacs empowers Canadian innovation through effective partnerships that deliver solutions to our most pressing problems. By driving economic growth and productivity, we create meaningful change to improve quality of life for all Canadians.
Mitacs is a catalyzing force in the Canadian innovation ecosystem. We build a world-class, diverse community of innovators through our collaborative model, attracting and deploying top talent to industry, and matching need with expertise to create ambitious solutions to real-world challenges.
Founded in 1999, Mitacs has grown beyond its origins in mathematics. Today, we support a range of disciplines, from STEM to social innovation; we broadened our undertaking to include college and undergraduate students, as well as graduates and postdocs; and we expanded our network of businesses and not-for-profit organizations. With close to 400 employees and offices in Ottawa, Montréal, Toronto, and Vancouver we are an integral part of Canada’s innovation ecosystem.
With robust leadership and nearly 100 Mitacs advisors, we are dedicated to building and supporting new partnerships. In addition to our head office in Vancouver, Mitacs has 25 offices across Canada, including major regional centres in Montréal, Toronto, and Ottawa.
From building partnerships to developing talent across all sectors and disciplines, Mitacs plays a unique role in the continuum of innovation.
For over 20 years, Mitacs has assisted organizations in reaching their goals, funded cutting-edge innovation, and created job opportunities for students and postdocs. We develop the next generation of researchers who will fuel Canada’s knowledge-based economy.
From aerospace systems to childhood literacy rates, from deep learning to leveraging culture change theory, we believe that increasing Canada’s productivity and prosperity will be driven by successful innovation.
Our board of directors and our executive and senior management teams are committed to ensuring leadership accountability to our employees and all our stakeholders.
Discover the game-changing projects that Mitacs-funded researchers and interns are developing that are changing the Canadian innovation landscape, and learn about upcoming must-attend events.
Ottawa, ON — Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) released an update on its Strategic Science Fund (SSF) this week, acknowledging Mitacs as one of the successful applicants that will receive funding through the program. The SSF award from the Government of Canada is an important acknowledgment of Mitacs and the organization’s role in […]Read More
With a fresh look and clearer value proposition, the organization affirms its commitment to bringing innovation into reach. November 23, 2023 Vancouver, BC — Mitacs is thrilled to announce the result of an 18-month-long brand transformation journey. The Canadian not-for-profit organization is launching a new visual identity, positioning, and value proposition that makes clearer who […]Read More
Nine winners were recognized for breakthroughs in health, industry, inclusivity, Indigenous programs, and more during ceremony broadcast live from Ottawa, ON Ottawa, ON — Mitacs is delighted to announce the winners of the 13th Mitacs Awards. From a smart garment that makes blood-glucose monitoring as easy as putting on a shirt and a first-of-its-kind non-opioid, […]Read More
Mitacs programs are supported jointly by the federal and provincial governments and agencies, industry, and post-secondary institutions within Canada, as well as governments and universities overseas. We are committed to accountability, pursuing excellence in financial management, achieving our mission and vision, and ensuring research integrity.
The annual Mitacs Awards celebrate outstanding accomplishments of students, professors, and partner organizations who participated in Mitacs programs. The Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards recognize entrepreneurs who have turned their groundbreaking research into dynamic start-ups
Scrupulous adherence to good corporate governance is a key tenet at Mitacs. We employ best practices in board governance, with the needs of employees, stakeholders, and partners foremost in our decision-making.