16,000 +

research and innovation projects funded

$858M +

invested in the last 10 years

$250M

invested in 2019-20

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
Cleantech
Cleantech

At Mitacs, we help

power clean tech

Clean Technology

Canada has bold plans for the clean technology sector, promising to lead the way both as a developer and as an exporter of cutting-edge clean technology. But we know there are challenges to getting your technology to market; budgetary, finding the right research talent, scaling operations, and navigating governmental regulations.

Cleantech innovation is projected to be worth $2.5 trillion globally by 2022.

Mitacs can help. We have long been a pioneer in Canada’s innovation ecosystem, and for more than 20 years we’ve built strong research collaborations between industry and academia. With our knowledge and expertise, Mitacs enables Canadian cleantech companies to execute their innovation visions at every stage of their journey: from new product development to exploring disruptive technologies to commercialization. Discipline-agnostic, Mitacs supports short and long-term projects and creates a vital talent pipeline to maintain the country’s leadership role.

Mitacs invested $35M in cleantech in the last fours years

 

Number of participants
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Number of internships
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Did you know?

  • According to an ECO Canada report, Canada ranks #1 in investment for cleantech innovation but #16 in cleantech commercialization.
  • Twelve Canadian firms — including Mitacs partners MineSense and Terramera — were named in the 2019 Global Cleantech 100 List, ranking the most innovative cleantech companies in the world.
  • In 2019, the top five global markets for cleantech were: the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific, China and India.
  • Three of the ten finalists for the NRG COSIA Xprize are Canadian companies: Carbon Upcycling-NLT, CarbonCure, and CERT.
  • By 2025, clean technology is projected to be one of Canada’s top five exporting industries, valuing nearly $20 billion.
  • Since 2017, the Government of Canada has invested over $2.3 billion to support the innovation, commercialization and adoption of clean technology.
  • The Canadian government has committed more than $9.4 billion since 2016 to support Canadian scientists and researchers — including those driving innovation in the clean economy.
  • In 2019, the Canadian government allocated $5 billion to Canada Infrastructure Bank for investments in green infrastructure.
  • The biggest investors in clean technology in 2019 were: China (US$83.4 billion), the United States (US$55.5 billion), Japan (US$16.5 billion), India (US$9.3 billion) and Brazil (US$6.5 billion).

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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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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