For several start-ups that are resident at JLABS @ Toronto, not even COVID-19 has paused their plans to recruit talent and scale up; they counted on Mitacs’s programs to help set their businesses up for potential success.
As cancer remains one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide, CanPRIME may prove to be a gift to many. The unique training program bolsters Canada’s capacity to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines, as well as viral immunotherapies for cancer.
A collaborative project supported by Mitacs utilizes research and industry expertise to produce faster and higher volume of manufacturing solutions for PPE and other products that address transmission of COVID-19.
A Globalink Research Internship leads to graduate studies in Canada for the founder of NuPort Robotics, the country’s first autonomous trucking company that uses eco-friendly, self-driving electric trucks for short-haul drives.
Research team from the University of Guelph is helping an Ontario-based company to provide a health care solution, innovate, and diversify their business by turning UV technology for cleaning fresh produce into a mask decontaminant.
The form and materials of the buildings and landscape in urban areas alter wind patterns, solar radiation, humidity and air temperature. A collaboration between Mitacs, KPMB Architects and Ryerson University facilitated the creation of tools that allow architects to have a better understanding of these effects and use them to optimize their projects.
Although an earthquake can devastate in a few short seconds, restoration and reconstruction can take years to complete. So, Professor Lydell Wiebe and Mitacs Globalink Research Intern, Soundarya Govindaraj from partner university, NIT Tiruchirappalli, India, have been researching building materials suited to withstand earthquakes. Wood is the chosen material.