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

Accelerate Your

Innovation Project

Mitacs connects you with the right expert at the right time for the right project

At Mitacs we help you turn ideas into business successes

Who we are

Mitacs has the connections you need throughout Canada’s innovation ecosystem — connections that will help you achieve your innovation goals. 

Our mandate is to drive private-sector R&D through knowledge transfer between post-secondary institutions and industry. With 14,000 research collaborations and nearly 80 innovation project experts, Mitacs will find you the right expertise to solve your business challenges.

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: Mitacs’s contribution – up to 55% of the project cost – means 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

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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Contact us to accelerate the pace of your innovation projects. 

Hot Topics

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.

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.

Canadian fertilizer company Nutrien was exploring its options for improving worker safety in its Saskatchewan potash mines. Seeking an “out of the box” solution, the company partnered with Mitacs and the University of Regina to recruit top research talent — Tokini Briggs, Victor Okonkwo and Professor Raman Paranjape — who would develop new technology to solve Nutrien’s safety challenges.

Organizations we have worked with