Mitacs helps you take innovation
from concept to commerce
Corner the market
Canadian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are driving innovation across every industry, but having a groundbreaking new technology or product is only half the battle — taking it to market and connecting with buyers are essential for growth and success. And your market should be top of mind from the research and development (R&D) phase onwards.
What does your customer want or need? Where does your product or service fit into the Canadian and global marketplaces? And how will you get it there? SMEs need to be nimble and well equipped enough to tackle these challenges, but many lack the resources, know-how and experience to take innovation from concept to commerce.
38 percent of SME leaders say that insufficient knowledge of the market and their competition is impeding their company’s growth.
Get a leg up with Mitacs
Mitacs has more than 20 years of experience facilitating successful and profitable collaborations between industry and academia. Investing in highly skilled graduate and postdoctoral students from Canadian universities is an invaluable tool in building the R&D resources your company needs. Top-tier research interns can fill critical gaps in your team, boost productivity, and provide fresh perspectives that will help your innovative concepts — and your business — achieve success in your markets.
How we help you achieve your goals
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
Mitacs-funded postdoctoral fellow Mahsa Kalantari helps workwear-entrepreneur Jess Black develop a fire-retardant, stretchable fabric that will fill a critical gap in the market for protective gear for women.
E-book retailer Rakuten Kobo Inc. gains a competitive edge from Mitacs R&D interns, who are working on enhancing the company’s interactive book recommendation platform for users.
So, what are you waiting for?
Access the right markets and accelerate your growth