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We can provide solutions for your innovation challenges

Executing your innovation strategy requires funds, networks, and markets — and the talent to accomplish all that.

Successful innovation

The path to successful innovation can be rocky, requiring the right expertise, resources, and strategies to seamlessly navigate common roadblocks. Often, businesses struggle to understand the market, identify growth potential, access funding, manage resources, foster partnerships, and recruit the best talent. The result can leave companies stalled.

Understanding how to maneuver through business and innovation challenges can be overwhelming for entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), pulling time, energy, and focus from the research and development efforts needed to succeed.

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In a survey by Guidant Financial, SMEs ranked lack of capital as their No. 1 challenge. Recruiting and retaining talent ranked second.

Mitacs gets your business where it needs to be

With over 20 years of experience facilitating successful shared-cost collaborations between industry and postsecondary institutions, Mitacs has the expert knowledge, expansive network, and key resources to help businesses achieve their innovation goals. We have the knowledge and expertise to aid with funding and help find you top research talent from colleges and universities across Canada and around the world.

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Your Key Benefits

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Leverage your R+D/Innovation budgets and make your money go further

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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.

Turning the tide on groundwater contamination

Tiny microorganisms in waste rock may offer a low-cost solution to a giant problem and create access to uranium deposits previously too environmentally risky to reach. Turns out they enjoy eating sugary treats. Companies decide to start the mining of a particular uranium deposit based on many factors. One major consideration for mining is the […]

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Fueling Cars, Lighting Up Towns – On A Battery

Solar power generation for charging electric vehicles and illuminating remote communities Timing is everything. In cleantech innovation, it’s the difference between leading and falling behind. For Professor Martin Ordonez’s team at the UBC Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering who work in power electronics and conversion, one of the ways of being ahead is developing […]

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2021 Mitacs Awards call for nominations opens

Awards recognize the importance of research in driving Canadian innovation Vancouver, BC — Today, Mitacs opens the call for nominations for the 11th annual Mitacs Awards. These prestigious awards honour and recognize outstanding students, fellows, and professors who have participated in Mitacs programs. From healthcare to clean technology, the Mitacs Awards showcase advancements that benefit the […]

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