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

At Mitacs we help you drive

innovation through technology

The future is now

Technology impacts every aspect of our lives — from communication, manufacturing and transportation to health, housing, agriculture and the environment — and technological innovation is vital for Canadian businesses that want to succeed. Remaining competitive in the global economy means developing new ideas and revolutionary technology, but doing so can be challenging.

Canada generates over four percent of global knowledge, despite accounting for just 0.5 percent of the world’s population.

Building research teams, accessing top talent pools and having the human resources infrastructure to manage recruitment can be costly and time-consuming, creating obstacles and delays on the road to success. And research and development (R&D) requires companies to be nimble, able to respond quickly to the rapidly evolving and ever-changing business landscape.

How Mitacs supports
technological innovation

Whether it’s building Canada’s 5G network, developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology or advancing the scope of clean technology, Mitacs helps businesses identify and recruit skilled graduate and postdoctoral students from across Canada. With over 20 years of experience partnering industry with academia, Mitacs fuels game-changing R&D collaborations that grow Canada’s innovation capacity.

According to a 2017
Statistics Canada survey

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Hot Topics

The democratization of artificial intelligence (AI)

AI is vital to the future competitiveness of our entrepreneurs and SMEs.

Monica Wachowicz

When Nova Scotia remote monitoring firm Rimot needed help refining its advanced mobile radio infrastructure, they turned to Mitacs Accelerate intern and University of New Brunswick (UNB) postdoctoral fellow Hung Cao, and a multidisciplinary Mitacs-funded research team from UNB, Dalhousie University and Acadia University.

Artificial Intelligence

At its core, AI is a combination of statistics (data analysis), computer science, software engineering and operations research – and it is data that is driving the recent growth of artificial intelligence.

Top 100 companies

The 2020 list reviewed the work of 13,900 companies from 93 countries, and Canada ranked second only to the United States as the country with the most businesses on the list. This achievement demonstrates the continuing vital role Canada plays in the clean-tech sector.

Orano groundwater

Power stations around the world use uranium as fuel, and mining uranium has become a $1.2 billion export from Canada. But Canadian companies looking to launch uranium-mining projects face many challenges — most notably, the potential for contamination of soil and groundwater caused by the mining process’s chemical waste elements (called waste rock and tailings), which can include harmful arsenic, nickel and cobalt by-products.

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