Mitacs works with industry and not-for-profit partners who need academic research expertise to help solve their toughest challenges. These partners come from all industry sectors and are located across Canada and abroad.

We are seeking college, graduate students, and postdocs for the collaborative projects with industry or not-for-profit partners below. Please use the filters below to search the available projects. If you find one or more projects of interest, please discuss the opportunity with your academic supervisor; if they are supportive, please apply using the link at the end of the project description.

If we determine there is a match, we will connect you and your academic supervisor with the partner to discuss and develop the Mitacs research proposal.

If you are a company or not-for-profit needing academic expertise for an upcoming project, please complete this form.

If you are a faculty member at an academic institution in Canada and are interested in one of the projects, please contact a member of our business development team.

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Development of molecular diagnostic assays using isothermal nucleic acid-based amplification-ON-341

Desired discipline(s): 
Biochemistry / Molecular biology, Life Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Natural Sciences
Name of company: 
Custom Biologics, Molecular Diagnostics Division
Estimated length of project: 
4 to 6 months
Preferred start date: 
As soon as possible.
Location(s): 
Toronto, ON, Canada
; Canada
No. of positions: 
1-2 PhD or PDF positions, with potential for renewal

AI quoting platform project- QC-326

Desired discipline(s): 
Engineering - computer / electrical, Engineering, Computer science, Mathematical Sciences
Name of company: 
Fülhaus
Estimated length of project: 
6 months to 1 year
Preferred start date: 
09/01/2020
Location(s): 
Montreal, QC, Canada
; Canada
No. of positions: 
1
Preferred institutions: 
Université de Montréal

Trickfilm-"cloud-gaming" implementation- BC-503

Desired discipline(s): 
Engineering - computer / electrical, Engineering, Computer science, Mathematical Sciences, Interactive arts and technology, Social Sciences & Humanities
Name of company: 
Trickfilm Entertainment Inc.
Estimated length of project: 
4 to 6 months
Preferred start date: 
As soon as possible.
Location(s): 
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
; Canada
No. of positions: 
1 or 2

Thin optics for transparent displays- BC-500

Desired discipline(s): 
Engineering - computer / electrical, Engineering, Computer science, Mathematical Sciences
Name of company: 
FORM
Estimated length of project: 
Flexible
Preferred start date: 
As soon as possible.
Location(s): 
Vancouver, BC, Canada
; Canada
No. of positions: 
1
Preferred institutions: 
Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of British Columbia Okanagan

Computer vision for fruits and vegetables sorting and classification- QC-321

Desired discipline(s): 
Engineering - computer / electrical, Engineering, Computer science, Mathematical Sciences
Name of company: 
TrIAmec Inc
Estimated length of project: 
4 to 6 months
Preferred start date: 
08/21/2020
Location(s): 
Montreal, QC, Canada
; Canada
No. of positions: 
1

The Arts Genome Project- BC-502

Desired discipline(s): 
Engineering - computer / electrical, Engineering, Computer science, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics / Actuarial sciences
Name of company: 
Arts Vista Inc.
Estimated length of project: 
Flexible
Preferred start date: 
09/01/2020
Location(s): 
Vancouver, BC, Canada
; Victoria, BC, Canada
; Canada
No. of positions: 
1-2

Power utility efficiency improvements through novel data collection- ON-334

Desired discipline(s): 
Engineering - computer / electrical, Engineering, Computer science, Mathematical Sciences
Name of company: 
Fibos Inc.
Estimated length of project: 
4 to 6 months
Preferred start date: 
As soon as possible.
Location(s): 
Canada
No. of positions: 
1

Automatic Hashtag Optimization for Instagram based on Text and Image analysis- BC-501

Desired discipline(s): 
Engineering - computer / electrical, Engineering, Computer science, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics / Actuarial sciences
Name of company: 
Anonymous
Estimated length of project: 
6 months to 1 year
Preferred start date: 
07/06/2020
Location(s): 
Vancouver, BC, Canada
No. of positions: 
1

Browser-based 3D Visualization Engine- QC-318

Desired discipline(s): 
Engineering - computer / electrical, Engineering, Computer science, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics
Name of company: 
Zea Inc
Estimated length of project: 
Flexible
Preferred start date: 
As soon as possible.
Location(s): 
Montréal, QC, Canada
; Canada
No. of positions: 
1 (additional opportunities are available TBD)
Preferred institutions: 
College of the North Atlantic, Concordia University, École de technologie supérieure, McGill University, Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke, Université du Québec à Montréal, University of Montreal, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo

Assainissement/désinfection par brumisation de surfaces complexes- QC-317

Desired discipline(s): 
Engineering - biomedical, Engineering, Engineering - chemical / biological, Microbiology / Immunology, Life Sciences
Name of company: 
Groupe CFR
Estimated length of project: 
6 months to 1 year
Preferred start date: 
As soon as possible.
Location(s): 
Sainte-Claire, QC, Canada
; Canada
No. of positions: 
1 ou 2

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