16,000 +

research and innovation projects funded

$858M +

invested in the last 10 years

$250M

invested in 2019-20

33,000

researchers in our network

6,000 +

industry partners

117

post-secondary partners

6,000 +

international research internships

1,450 +

professional skills courses

22,000 +

training participants
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From food safety to personal safety

What began as a research project to prevent food-borne illness from fresh produce quickly — and successfully — pivoted to result in groundbreaking technology that allows for the decontamination of N95 masks and other personal protective equipment.

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Research talent paves way for mining success

Canadian fertilizer company Nutrien was exploring its options for improving worker safety in its Saskatchewan potash mines. Seeking an “out of the box” solution, the company partnered with Mitacs and the University of Regina to recruit top research talent — Tokini Briggs, Victor Okonkwo and Professor Raman Paranjape — who would develop new technology to solve Nutrien’s safety challenges.

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Next-gen innovation

As business and industry continue to evolve at a rapid pace, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming an increasingly vital — and ever-changing — tool for both large-scale and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). Finding the right AI talent, however, can be challenging. 

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ENCQOR partnership fuels Canada’s 5G network

Canada’s 5G network is the next step in wireless communication. It will increase mobile speeds to 100 times what they are now, and allow for a wide array of real-time applications in all areas of life.

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Developing and retaining talent speeds 5G

Originally from Tunisia, Omran — an Electrical Engineering PhD candidate from Laval University, whose PhD research revolved around submarine networks — was weighing her post-graduation options when she discovered, and applied to, the Mitacs Accelerate internship program at Ciena because of its key project at the time: developing algorithms to increase network capacity for land and submarine networks. It was a perfect fit.

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12 Canadian companies land in the Global Cleantech 100

The 2020 list reviewed the work of 13,900 companies from 93 countries, and Canada ranked second only to the United States as the country with the most businesses on the list. This achievement demonstrates the continuing vital role Canada plays in the clean-tech sector.

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Professional skills training boosts research success

Despite Canada’s rich research ecosystem, many university graduates feel they are lacking in career-development opportunities and the sought-after professional skills that would help them gain employment in the knowledge economy. This skills deficit, in turn, can negatively impact Canada’s innovation capacity.

Case Study

You’ve heard of IoT, but IloT will be equally vital

When Nova Scotia remote monitoring firm Rimot needed help refining its advanced mobile radio infrastructure, they turned to Mitacs Accelerate intern and University of New Brunswick (UNB) postdoctoral fellow Hung Cao, and a multidisciplinary Mitacs-funded research team from UNB, Dalhousie University and Acadia University.

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Turning the tide on groundwater contamination

Power stations around the world use uranium as fuel, and mining uranium has become a $1.2 billion export from Canada. But Canadian companies looking to launch uranium-mining projects face many challenges — most notably, the potential for contamination of soil and groundwater caused by the mining process’s chemical waste elements (called waste rock and tailings), which can include harmful arsenic, nickel and cobalt by-products.

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Converting research to revenue

In today’s intangibles-driven economy, knowledge is not only power – it’s revenue. Assigning a commercial value to research can benefit a company’s bottom line by effectively monetizing its intellectual property (IP). Commercializing I ideas, research breakthroughs, or inventions can, in turn, transform those intangibles into valuable products and services; foster new business ventures; grow the workforce; and inspire innovation.

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Mitacs’s website content is created by people throughout our organization, united in their passion for innovation and eager to share their perspectives with others in the innovation ecosystem. 

Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for over 20 years. Working with over 100 post-secondary institutions, more than 6,000 companies and not-for-profit organzations, and both federal and provincial governments, we build partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada. 

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