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

The path to your goals means

having the right elements

in the right place at the right time

Create a roadmap to success

A successful innovation strategy means getting everyone on board – internally and externally 

Creating the perfect mix

Like putting together a puzzle, assembling all the components your business needs to ensure success can take time, energy and skill. Everything associated with your research or project — from the talent and financing to your stakeholders, market and more — needs to be aligned, working together towards your goal.

But recruiting and retaining a quality team, establishing partnerships, accessing funding, developing strategies and effectively executing ideas can prove challenging. Integrating internal and external elements to create a seamless innovation ecosystem isn’t always easy. 

​Stir up success with Mitacs

You don’t have to figure it all out on your own. With over 20 years of experience fostering winning collaborations between industry and academia, our team of experts — as well as our relationships with governments, incubators, and key organizations in Canada and abroad — can help you achieve the results you want.

​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


Mitacs biotech intern Eloy Jose Garcia teamed with Agriculture Canada and Fanshawe College researchers to tap into an innovative solution for a costly maple-syrup production problem.
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Mitacs Elevate postdoctoral fellow Mahdiyeh Hasani pivots her research from UV sanitization of fresh produce to help Clean Works develop a new machine that decontaminates N95 masks.
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So, what are you waiting for? 
Accelerate the pace of your innovation projects 
Contact us

Hot Topics

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Collaboration and strategic partnerships are fundamental to improving business outcomes.

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.

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.

Organizations we have worked with

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