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
Finance Manager
Finance Manager

Make ROI an integral part

of your innovation goals 

At Mitacs we help you
turn ideas
into business successes

Innovation costs money. For the managers charged with overseeing a company’s finances, there are numerous expenses to juggle: start-up costs to fund; research and development (R&D) budgets to maintain; resources to allocate; investments to make; investors to guide; and, of course, salaries to pay. And that’s all before their revolutionary new product, service, or technology ever launches. 

Sound financial planning, investing and funding are three critical functions for any entrepreneur. But finding, accessing, and managing the money they need to develop their ideas, execute their projects and drive innovation can be a challenge. 

Mitacs can help.

Who we are

  • The research you need to grow your business requires time, talent and budget.
  • Mitacs can help you maximize your investment, making your budget go further, and helping you achieve the best possible ROI.
  • With 16,000 research collaborations and nearly 80 innovation project experts, Mitacs is a leader in Canada’s innovation ecosystem. From AI to blockchain to IoT, we embrace your innovation challenges.

​How we help you
achieve your goals

  • A Business Development team of 80, embedded at Canadian post-secondary institutions, identifies the right expertise to address your business challenges
  • Leverage your budget: because you pay only 50% of the project cost, your money goes further. 
  • From $15K to multi-million dollars in funding.
  • Projects are scalable and can be multi-disciplinary. 

Your key benefits

Leverage your R+D/Innovation budgets

We work with you to develop the scope and the roadmap of the project to achieve your goals

We provide you with access to expertise not available in-house

Success stories


Mitacs-funded mathematics graduate students team with Glencairn Financial to create an investment optimization app that will help Canadians achieve their retirement goals. 
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Mitacs Accelerate intern Bernice Tsoi helped drug company Actavis Specialty Pharmaceuticals Co. develop an economic assessment of the investment required for a new medication. 
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So, what are you waiting for? 

Make your budgets go further

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