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

Managing your capital

maximizes your success

For love and money

For many Canadian SMEs and entrepreneurs, passion drives their quest for innovation. But innovation requires research and development (R&D), and R&D demands capital — sometimes in the tens of thousands of dollars, sometimes in the millions. Having a great idea isn’t enough: you need the money to fund it and, once you have it, you need to spend it smartly, constantly re-evaluating.

Spending smartly is also understanding that there are methods of making your budget go further.

Putting processes in place to ensure you are continually getting information and feedback means you can adjust your budgets as you go, ensuring your capital is being spent in the most efficient way. Spending smartly is also understanding that there are methods of making your budget go further. Both government and non-government sources have funds available to support your research and innovation projects, so it’s important to know what is out there to assist you at the right time in your process.

Get more bang
for your bucks with Mitacs

Making your budget go further is just one of the benefits of working with Mitacs. Not only can we help fund your innovation projects — your contribution could be as low as 45% of the cost — we can connect your business to a vast network of research talent. From college to undergrads to graduates and postdoctoral fellows, they possess the most up-to-date skills, knowledge, and know-how to help you innovate and grow, all helping you to manage your capital most effectively.

​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
  • Help you recruit highly skilled talent
  • Leverage your budget: because you pay only 50% of the project cost, your money goes further
  • Tap into national research networks

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


Tapping Mitacs-funded interns helps Calgary start-up SeeO2 Energy make the most of its R&D dollars to develop groundbreaking technology that converts carbon dioxide emissions into valuable fuels.
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Mitacs matches private funding capital to help Trent University graduate student — and Mitacs research intern — Ayden Ricker-Held and Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources investigate the declining walleye population.
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So, what are you waiting for? 
Let’s start a new project together!

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