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

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...
Read more

Fueling cars and lighting up towns — solar power generation can be used for charging electric vehicles and illuminating remote communities.
Read More

Let us help you find
the right solution
to your innovation strategy.
Get started now

Hot Topics

Image of a connected world

Alberta is on the brink of a quantum revolution. The province committed $23M to build a quantum hub. What's next?

Social Innovation. Abstract Men and Woman Heads with gears and LightBulb icons.

Discover how leading companies find breakthrough solutions. 

Businessman touching virtual global-business on internet network connection

Quantum computing is expected to generate up to $80B in new revenues — and Canada is going all in.

Brain left and right creativity functions

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.

Every minute, $2.9 million are lost to cybercrime. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself and your organization.

Organizations we have worked with

Unilever Logo

Government logos