16,000 +

research and innovation projects funded

$250M

invested in 2019-20

$858M +

invested in the last 10 years

33,000

researchers in our network

6,000 +

industry partners

117

post-secondary partners

6,000 +

international research internships

1,450 +

professional skills courses

22,000 +

training participants
artificial-intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

At Mitacs we’re smart

about Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

We know there are challenges to launching your AI-related projects. Lack of expertise, not knowing the resources you need or where to find them, lack of funding, fear of taking the plunge.

Those are issues that many businesses experience, but especially small and medium-size companies, who face not just all those challenges, but also worry about potentially high costs.

At Mitacs, we have developed a solution for SMEs to determine their readiness to adopt AI, to be able to work with world-leading AI experts and to do it in a cost-effective way. Companies will receive the support of artificial intelligence experts to undertake an eight-week project to evaluate their systems and discover real opportunities to use AI to achieve their business goals.  Discover more.

Mitacs has long been a pioneer in Canada’s AI ecosystem, and we’ve built strong research collaborations between industry and academia for over 20 years. With our knowledge and expertise, Mitacs enables Canadian companies to explore cutting edge AI and create a vital talent pipeline to maintain Canada’s leadership role. 

Deep Learning Is Big Business

 

How Mitacs Supports
The AI Ecosystem

Artificial Intelligence is Big Business

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Accelerate Your Project

Because deep learning is so dynamic and speed is important, we'll work with you to get your project going as quickly as possible.

 

How fast is the process?

The streamlined process at Mitacs can be done in as little as two weeks.

How much funding is available?

Base funding starts at $15,000 per four-month project block. But you can submit multiple proposals for multiple blocks. Mitacs can fund up to 55% of a project’s total cost.

Where do I get more information?

Mitacs’s AI experts Iman Yahyaie or Wissem Maazoun can help.

Contact Iman Yahyaie or Wissem Maazoun

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SMEs — are you ready for AI?

AI is not an option anymore: the global economic impact of AI could reach $13.1 trillion by 2025. 

The democratization of artificial intelligence (AI)

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

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.

In May 2019, telecommunications giant Ericsson launched the Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator (GAIA) in Montréal, a hub dedicated to research and development (R&D) in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. And in October 2019 in partnership with Mitacs, GAIA Montréal announced the hub’s 80 inaugural graduate-student interns. 

As business and industry continue to evolve at a rapid pace, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming an increasingly vital — and ever-changing — tool for both large-scale and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). Finding the right AI talent, however, can be challenging. 

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