Mitacs thanks Minister Pierre Duchesne and the Government of Quebec for new funding to continue to prepare the next generation of talented researchers

Mitacs thanks Minister Duchesne and the Government of Quebec for a new $3 million investment that will allow graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to apply their expertise to business-related research challenges.

This new funding will enable the FRQ – Mitacs Accelerate Quebec program to offer 600 additional research internships in Quebec for the year 2013-2014.

“The Government of Quebec’s substantial new investments in research, science and innovation, as outlined in the Politique nationale de la recherche et de l’innovation, will help to ensure that the province has the highly-skilled research talent and innovative companies needed to grow the economy,” said Eric Bosco, Chief Business Development Officer for Mitacs. “We thank the Government for its new investment in Mitacs and we look forward to working with our partners in both industry and academia to build Quebec’s new generation of researchers and innovators.

Mitacs is a national, private not-for-profit organization that develops the next generation of innovators with vital scientific and business skills through a suite of unique research and training programs, such as Mitacs Accelerate, Elevate, Step, Enterprise and Globalink. In partnership with companies, government and universities, Mitacs is supporting a new economy using Canada’s most valuable resource – its people. For more information, visit