About Us

Bringing innovation to more people in more places across Canada and around the world.

Who we are

From idea to impact

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.

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Our mission

Inspiring innovation and driving creative solutions

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.

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Our history

A dynamic evolution

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.

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Meet our experts

Discover our team

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. 

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What and where

From building partnerships to developing talent across all sectors and disciplines, Mitacs plays a unique role in the continuum of innovation.

What we do

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.

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Where we invest

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.


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Our leadership

Our board of directors and our executive and senior management teams are committed to ensuring leadership accountability to our employees and all our stakeholders.

News and events

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.

News Release
Government of Yukon Renews Partnership with Mitacs, Continuing Investment in Developing and Retaining Crucial Talent in the North

Whitehorse, YK — The Government of Yukon and Mitacs are pleased to announce their continued partnership. This is the fifth consecutive year the Yukon government has partnered with Mitacs, working together to bring new talent to the region and to develop and retain the territory’s best and brightest minds.   Through this renewed agreement, the Government […]

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FRQ renews its agreement with Mitacs to ensure success

Montréal, QC — Mitacs and the Fonds de recherche du Québec — Nature and technologies sector (FRQ) are renewing their partnership agreement to offer up-and-coming university-level researchers scholarships and paid research internships at a Quebec institution.  The programs offered through this partnership are as follows:  Globalink Research Award FRQNT-Mitacs Valued at $6,000, this fellowship enables […]

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Mitacs Releases First Progress Report on Inclusive Innovation Action Plan

One year in, Mitacs’s three-year Inclusive Innovation Action Plan is contributing to sustainable change in equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation in Canada Vancouver, BC — Mitacs is pleased to publish the first annual report on the progress of the 2023–26 Inclusive Innovation Action Plan (IIAP). The document reveals that the organization has made considerable progress […]

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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.

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Mitacs awards

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

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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.

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Strategic plan

Mitacs’s strategic plan inspires the bold direction needed to position Canada as a global leader in innovation.

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Annual reports

Mitacs’s annual reports, created for ISED Canada, provide transparency into our financial reporting.

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Mitacs’s comprehensive program and research policies govern our accountability to our stakeholders.

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