Mitacs joins Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance to collaborate on environmental performance

Calgary, AB — The newest associate member of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) is Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit organization that brings together academia, industry and the public sector, to develop cutting edge tools and technologies vital to Canada’s knowledge-based economy.

Mitacs will collaborate with other members and support COSIA in its goal of environmental performance in Canada’s oil sands in four priority areas:

To date, COSIA members have shared 777 distinct technologies and innovations that cost over $950 million to develop. Through this sharing of innovation and application of new technologies, members can accelerate the pace of environmental performance improvements.

Rob Annan, interim Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director, Mitacs

“The partnership between Mitacs and COSIA will foster research partnerships between university researchers and companies in Canada’s growing oil industry. Through collaborative R&D, we look forward to supporting accelerated improvement in environmental performance, for the benefit of all Canadians.”