16,000 +

research and innovation projects funded

$858M +

invested in the last 10 years


invested in 2019-20


researchers in our network

6,000 +

industry partners


post-secondary partners

6,000 +

international research internships

1,450 +

professional skills courses

22,000 +

training participants

At Mitacs we can provide

solutions for your

innovation challenges

Executing your innovation strategy
requires funds, networks, and markets
and the talent to accomplish all that

The path to successful innovation can be rocky, requiring the right expertise, resources, and strategies to seamlessly navigate common roadblocks. Often, businesses struggle to understand the market, identify growth potential, access funding, manage resources, foster partnerships, and recruit the best talent. The result can leave companies stalled.

Understanding how to maneuver through business and innovation challenges can be overwhelming for entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), pulling time, energy, and focus from the research and development efforts needed to succeed.

In a survey by Guidant Financial, SMEs ranked lack of capital as their No. 1 challenge. Recruiting and retaining talent ranked second.

Mitacs gets your business
where it needs to be

With 20 years of experience facilitating successful shared-cost collaborations between industry and academia, Mitacs has the expert knowledge, expansive network, and key resources to help businesses achieve their innovation goals. We have the knowledge and expertise to aid with funding and help find you top research talent from post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world.

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

Tiny microorganisms in waste rock may offer a low-cost solution to a giant problem and create access to uranium deposits previously too environmentally risky to reach. Turns out...
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Fueling cars and lighting up towns — solar power generation can be used for charging electric vehicles and illuminating remote communities.
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the right solution
to your innovation strategy.
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Hot Topics

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.

Benoit Pelletier

In today’s global marketplace, talent defines success. Connecting with the right talent at the right time plays a critical role in determining a company’s future — or if it’ll have a future at all. Our changing world and the growing demand for sophisticated skill sets means businesses in Canada have to expand its outreach and recruitment efforts to find the best talent.

For over 20 years, Mitacs has worked to help Canadian businesses fill their research and development needs by connecting industry leaders with skilled academic researchers from Canadian universities.

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.

Mitacs facilitated a collaboration between Cypher, Brandon University Professor Hamid Mumin and research intern Riley Cram to develop a solution. The result was the creation of a revolutionary clay-based polymer — called EarthZyme — which binds loose gravel and gives it a much more stable, cement-like quality.

Organizations we have worked with