Executive leadership

Excellent innovation starts with excellent leadership

Innovation excellence demands exceptional leadership

SMEs looking to succeed in developing their innovation roadmap need strong leadership across the C-suite level. Whether overseeing a specific division — finance, technology, human resources, or sales — or the organization as a whole, effective leaders are strategic thinkers responsible for handling myriad business challenges as they arise.

From competing for specialized talent to meeting the demands of globalization, senior executives need strong leadership skills and a solid understanding of business fundamentals. But many Canadian SMEs — especially those in the start-up phase — lack the time, resources, and personnel to meet the challenges faced by game-changing innovators.

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Turn your vision into action with Mitacs

With more than 20 years of experience guiding executives in the innovation ecosystem, Mitacs helps SMEs quickly and easily find the talent and expertise they need. We match businesses with top-level talent — from college students to undergrads to graduates and postdoctoral fellows — from the best post-secondary institutions across Canada and from around the world. With the aid of Mitacs interns, executive-level teams are better equipped to drive the research and development that will allow them to achieve their business goals.

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How we help you achieve your goals

  • A team of over 100 advisors, embedded at Canadian post-secondary institutions, identifies the right expertise to address your business challenges
  • Help you recruit highly skilled talent
  • Leverage your budget: because you pay only 50% of the project cost, your money goes further
  • Tap into national research networks
Your Key Benefits

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Leverage your R+D/Innovation budgets

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We work with you to develop the scope and the roadmap of the project to achieve your goals

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We provide you with access to expertise not available in-house

Innovation Insights

Mitacs has fostered thousands of successful collaborations between organizations and researchers.

So, what are you waiting for?

Access the talent and resources you need. Contact us today.

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ADRIQ and Mitacs partner to promote innovation, research, and growth in Quebec

Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l’innovation du Québec (ADRIQ) and Mitacs collaborate on research solutions for current industry and commercial challenges to foster economic growth Montréal, QC — Mitacs and ADRIQ are joining forces to promote private sector innovation, research, and growth in Quebec. Their partnership agreement will enable increased collaboration […]

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