16,000 +

research and innovation projects funded


invested in 2019-20

$858M +

invested in the last 10 years


researchers in our network

6,000 +



post-secondary partners

6,000 +

international research internships

1,450 +

professional skills courses

22,000 +

training participants

Design thinking: a new social technology?

According to Harvard Business Review, design thinking can do for innovation what total quality management (TQM) did for manufacturing: unleash creativity and radically improve processes.

Kyoko Sutton

Director, Business Development
Western Canada

Kyoko is the Creative Sector Lead in B.C. at Mitacs. She holds a BFA and M.Des., and has been utilizing the human-centric philosophy and concept of art and design in business internationally. She has extensive experience working in art, design, entertainment, and digital media, as well as entrepreneurship.

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