Artificial Intelligence

At Mitacs we’re smart about Artificial Intelligence

AI-related projects

We know there are challenges to launching your AI-related projects. Lack of expertise, not knowing the resources you need or where to find them, lack of funding, fear of taking the plunge.

Those are issues that many businesses experience, but especially small- and medium-sized companies, who face not just all those challenges, but also worry about potentially high costs.

Our knowledge and expertise

Mitacs has long been a pioneer in Canada’s AI ecosystem, and we’ve built strong research collaborations between industry and postsecondary institutions for over 20 years. With our knowledge and expertise, Mitacs enables Canadian companies to explore cutting edge AI and create a vital talent pipeline to maintain Canada’s leadership role.

Deep Learning is Big Business

How Mitacs Supports the AI 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.


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