Now in their 10th year, the Mitacs Awards have become one of Canada’s premier innovation celebrations. Join us to celebrate outstanding Mitacs program participants whose groundbreaking research is improving the lives of Canadians.


Startup Canada's 2020 Canadian Export Challenge is going digital.


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.


Mitacs Awards Nominations

The Mitacs Awards celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of students and professors who have participated in the Mitacs Accelerate, Elevate, and Globalink programs.

Help us honour researchers whose groundbreaking work is advancing innovation and improving the lives of Canadians by submitting a nomination now! 

The call for nominations opens August 19 and closes September 28, 2020 at 11 a.m. PT. Nominations must be submitted online using the links found below.


Rolling applications open for the 2020 Global Entrepreneurs cohort, until all accelerators are at capacity.


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.

11/26/2019 - 12/31/1969


Celebrating research and innovation in Canada

Join Mitacs and leaders from industry, academia, and government for an evening of celebration and networking as we honour the outstanding achievements of Mitacs alumni.


At ECHO PITCH 2019 five top cardiovascular health start-ups will compete for funding from a $250,000 pool in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. These five finalists have been selected from the Entrepreneurship for Cardiovascular Health Opportunities (ECHO) program, where they received 12 months of hands-on entrepreneurship training and mentorship.