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 businesses, municipalities, and not-for-profit organizations face unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mitacs’s new offering of Business Strategy Internships serves to support local operations.
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.
In many remote locations, access to medical supplies, which can make the difference between a speedy recovery and death, can be limited because of their sensitivity to temperature variations during transport.
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.
When a radio repeater fails, police and fire fighters can’t communicate. Factories stop. To reduce outages, a multidisciplinary research team combines Industrial Internet of Things, data science, and artificial intelligence.
One company that’s addressing the need for a vaccine is Medicago, a biopharmaceutical company that’s using a new manufacturing technology based on Plants and Virus-like Particles (VLP). Medicago is creating a vaccine that has the potential to promote antibody production, and unlike cell culture systems, plant systems do not require complicated growth or storage conditions.
A collaborative research project supported by Mitacs is contributing to enhance St.Amant’s community transitions by documenting and evaluating their impact on health and quality of life of persons with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The traditional residential-building industry in Canada suffers from poorly designed ducts with undervented and over-vented areas causing large temperature variations, discomfort, and inefficiency. With the support of Mitacs and University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon-based tech company, SenergyK Innovative Creations, has been developing an innovative technology called UCTUPUS.