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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Policy paper
Mitacs Innovation Intermediaries

The Mitacs Innovation Intermediaries project provides an in-depth look at how Mitacs works in practice to support research and innovation through academic-industry collaboration. Innovation intermediaries are actors in innovation ecosystems that support collaboration between two or more parties, during various stages of the innovation process. The project provides a new opportunity to bring together the collective knowledge, […]

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Article
Fighting climate change while putting carbon emissions to good use

Unique technology turns captured CO2 gas into high-value chemicals, reducing global emissions to a level equivalent to taking 2,500 cars off the road each year. Former Mitacs postdoctoral researcher Dr. Ulrich Legrand understands that the world is facing major challenges due to climate change. He also knows that decision-makers are looking for solutions to the […]

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Article
Startup develops device to support women’s pelvic floors

First-of-its-kind technology based on artificial intelligence applies 3D printing process used in the dental industry to treat uterine prolapse Negin Ashouri is on a mission to elevate women’s quality of life, one medical device at a time. Through her business FemTherapeutics, she created an innovative, made-to-measure, biodegradable, and disposable intravaginal prosthetic called a pessary to […]

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