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.
Montréal-based small business launches a smartwatch that measures the blood oxygen level, body temperature, and heart rate, enabling early detection of COVID-19 symptoms and support for seniors in residences.
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.
Entrepreneur and former Mitacs intern Andrée-Ann Adam’s invention prevents gum disease, improving the health of pets’ teeth. Now her small business is on a trajectory for success thanks to increasing demand.
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.
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.
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.