Innovation Insights

Learn about the fascinating projects facilitated by Mitacs, discover our experts' take on trending topics, and stay on top of the policy issues affecting the innovation ecosystem in Canada.

How are Indigenous Youth Addressing Canada’s Housing Crisis?

A collaboration between York Factory First Nation and the University of Manitoba, the Mitacs-funded Wikiwin project revolutionizes housing and education for Indigenous youth. It addresses the housing crisis and fosters sustainable development via community-led apprenticeships.

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Innovative policy will shape the future of Canada – and has the potential to transform the world.

Policy paper
From Invention to Innovation: Redefining Canada via Entrepreneurship

Advancing entrepreneurship is an essential part of Mitacs’s mission to bring innovation into reach. We take a holistic approach to fostering entrepreneurship in Canada through targeted programming, tailored skills development offerings to students, and through foundational aspects of our innovation platform model. Learn more about our approach to boosting entrepreneurship as a lever that helps […]

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Policy paper
Diverse Nation: Unlocking the potential of inclusive innovation

Ecosystem partner content Diverse Nation: Unlocking the potential of inclusive innovation The Innovation Economy Council (IEC) is a coalition of tech-sector leaders dedicated to shaping Canada’s industrial innovation policy. The IEC works with active members of Canada’s innovation ecosystem to identify areas for in-depth analysis and offer timely insights to increase Canadian productivity and sustainable […]

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Policy paper
Mitacs Innovation Challenge

The Mitacs Innovation Challenge project examines application and evaluation materials from the Mitacs Business Strategy Internship (BSI) program to better understand what barriers are limiting the innovation performance of Canadian SMEs. In this report, we find that talent access is a key issue inhibiting SME innovation performance throughout Canada’s innovation ecosystem. We further explore how skilled talent […]

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Policy paper
Mitacs Skills for Innovation

The Mitacs Skills for Innovation project will deliver a series of reports examining the skills needed for different innovation activities in the Canadian economy. The project leverages Mitacs’s unique ability to survey employer organizations and interns involved in a wide array of innovation projects and offers granular insights into the specific skills required by individuals and organizations […]

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