Mitacs and the Quebec Metro High Tech Park to use R&D internships for innovation

Montreal, QC — Mitacs, a national non-profit research and training organization, and the Quebec Metro High Tech Park have partnered to provide research internships and training opportunities to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Quebec universities.

The new initiative connects university researchers with businesses within the High Tech Park — a Quebec City-based community of more than one hundred companies and research centers — through Mitacs’ internship program. Interns apply their specialized expertise to business challenges and transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while companies gain competitive advantages by accessing high-quality research expertise.

The partnership will facilitate the sharing of research between university researchers and industry while advancing development and innovation for the High Tech Park enterprises.


Eric Bosco, Chief Business Development Officer, Mitacs

“It is with great pleasure that Mitacs extends its relationship with the Quebec Metro High Tech Park. Member companies will gain access to world-class research talent, helping them develop more innovative products and services, and grow their businesses. By working together, we will further enhance Quebec’s vibrant high tech sector through new industry-university collaborations.”

Marie-Julie Hamel, Director, Business Services, Quebec Metro High Tech Park

“In close collaboration with enterprises, academic institutions and regional stakeholders, the Techno Park has, for more than 25 years, initiated and cooperated in projects that give companies the possibility of propelling themselves in order to become more productive and competitive globally. Carried by this vision, the Techno Park is proud to collaborate with Mitacs on various initiatives that focus on the implementation, by the companies, of innovative projects related to research.”

Quick facts:

  • Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for more than 16 years.
  • Working with 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, we build partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
  • Open to all disciplines and all industry sectors, projects can span a wide range of areas, including manufacturing, business processes, IT, social sciences, design, and more.
  • Mitacs’ Accelerate program connects graduate students with industry partners for research internships supervised by faculty.