2020 Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards
Digital awards ceremony

As the world has had to adapt to COVID-19, so have we. For the first time ever, the Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards Ceremony is going DIGITAL. Celebrate outstanding Mitacs program participants who have turned their groundbreaking research into innovative businesses, from the comfort of your own home.

We’ve changed things up a bit to create an exciting digital experience. Tune in and see the winners’ businesses showcased like never before.


The Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards celebrate outstanding Mitacs program participants (past and present) who have turned their research into an innovative business or business idea.

Past award winners have received wide publicity from local, national, and international media outlets as well as partnership and investment opportunities as a result of being promoted to Mitacs’s national network.

A panel of esteemed judges will select five exceptional researchers-turned-entrepreneurs to receive a total of $25,000 to support their innovative businesses. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on May 27 (new date), in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

What do winners receive?

  • $5,000 towards their start-up
  • Travel and accommodation to attend the awards ceremony in Vancouver on May 27, 2020*
  • Inclusion in national marketing and media promotions

Apply now

Apply by March 19, 2020, 1:00 p.m. PT.