Health and Life Sciences

Revolutionizing Health Care and Life Sciences

Supporting health & life sciences research and innovation has never been more important.

Seize the opportunity to change the world

Advances in biotechnology continue to drive groundbreaking innovations that benefit our collective health and wellness. From the development of new treatments, pharmaceuticals, and equipment, to improved predictive models and increased investment in clinical trials, new and exciting discoveries are happening all the time. Advanced technology and the growth of virtual health care around the world are also helping to boost research potential across the health and life-sciences sectors.

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Access what you need

Whether you work in a lab or lead a pharmaceutical corporation, accessing the resources you need to create the next game-changing health-care product, service, or idea can be extremely challenging. How do you attract and retain highly skilled research talent? How can you optimize your budget? And how can your organization maintain the agility and flexibility needed to pivot and respond quickly to real-time insights?

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Mitacs can help you grow your innovation potential

Mitacs has more than 20 years of experience in the innovation ecosystem, pairing organizations large and small with top-level postsecondary R&D talent from colleges and universities across Canada and around the world. With Mitacs, you can tap into a vast network of highly skilled researchers, who possess the most up-to-date knowledge and know-how to help you bring your innovation to life – and to market.

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How Mitacs supports the
Health and Life Sciences ecosystem

How we help you achieve your goals
  • A team of 100+ Mitacs Advisors, embedded at Canadian postsecondary 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 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.

A community-based approach to managing impacts in northwest BC

Program developed by Metlakatla First Nation with contributions from Mitacs interns provides tools to assess industrial impacts within the Metlakatla territory Long before hosting the second largest port in the Pacific, the territory around Prince Rupert, British Columbia, was home to the Metlakatla First Nation. Rich in resources and with a history of productive economic […]

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