Bold leadership to advance Canada’s innovation needs


For over 20 years, Mitacs has connected industry and academia to further research, help address the needs of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and foster the overall growth and success of Canada’s innovation ecosystem.

In an ever-changing world with billion-person challenges, we needed an ambitious strategic plan to provide us with the bold direction required to position Canada as a global leader in innovation. A plan that centres on advancing a continuum of innovation, deploying bright minds for a better future, and driving inclusive innovation by design – and that’s just the beginning.

We look forward to bringing our vision to life and translating our strategic plan into actionable decisions that will help improve the lives of Canadians and beyond, because Canadian innovation has the power to change the world.

We are grateful to our many partners who provided input into this plan, and we look forward to working with you to make it a reality.

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Transforming Canada’s innovation ecosystem – Mitacs launches bold Strategic Plan

Vancouver, BC – Canada’s leader in developing the talent and partnerships that power innovation has released a bold, forward-thinking vision. Mitacs’s new Strategic Plan aims to build a stronger post-pandemic economy by connecting higher education knowledge and talent to all sectors of the economy.

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Our corporate values

Our values motivate us and shape our behaviour. As an organization, we strive to live our values in everything we do, the decisions we make, and the actions we pursue.


We commit to following through on our word, and to continual improvement through taking informed risks, learning from our setbacks, and celebrating our successes.


We work collectively to optimize the knowledge, energy, and skills of both staff and stakeholders to achieve our mission and vision.


We transform ideas, imagination, and knowledge into innovative, agile, and high-quality solutions to challenges large and small.


We commit to building a shared, equitable future with Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples together.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We commit to advancing EDI in all our actions and decisions.


We are one team — we seek out and respect the perspectives and contributions of all team members as we strive toward achieving our common goals.