Celebrating breakthroughs in Canadian research and innovation

About the Awards

Each year, Mitacs recognizes extraordinary talent from across Canada whose groundbreaking discoveries drive innovation and propel productivity and economic prosperity. We celebrate their remarkable achievements at the Mitacs Awards and the Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards.

The Mitacs Awards

The annual Mitacs Awards honour the outstanding accomplishments of students, professors, and partner organizations who participated in Mitacs programs.

The Mitacs Awards celebrate the tremendous achievements of top innovation talent and recognize the infinite potential for research and development made possible when bold leaders work together. As we embark on our 25th anniversary year, now more than ever, Mitacs is committed to bringing innovation into reach. On behalf of Mitacs, I am pleased to honour and congratulate this year’s recipients and to celebrate their significant contributions to innovation. – John Hepburn, CEO

Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards

The annual Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards celebrate researchers-turned-entrepreneurs whose work starting or building a business demonstrates extraordinary leadership and innovation. A total of $25,000 in cash prizes is awarded to help their emerging businesses grow. The awards celebrate start-up companies founded by outstanding former Mitacs interns, postdoctoral fellows, and training participants, who have gone on to lead their respective fields as business owners.

Minister François-Philippe Champagne and Mitacs Awards winners posing happily with their trophies during the awards ceremony

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