New partnership with École Polytechnique furthers global research

Paris, France — Mitacs Chief Business Development and Partnerships Officer Eric Bosco and École Polytechnique Vice-President, Marketing and International Relations, Rachel Maguer signed a partnership agreement today that increases research collaboration between Canada and one of the top academic institutions in France.

The new three-year Globalink partnership supports up to 30 researchers from Canadian universities at École Polytechnique in France and 30 researchers from École Polytechnique coming to Canadian universities. The partnership advances international research exchange between the two countries.

The Globalink Research Award supports senior undergraduate students, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows from universities in Canada and École Polytechnique undertaking a short-term research exchange. The researchers are jointly supervised by faculty in Canada and at École Polytechnique.

Eric Bosco, Chief Business Development and Partnerships Officer, Mitacs

“We at Mitacs are delighted to partner with École Polytechnique to further research development. This agreement provides students with the opportunity to advance their professional development while simultaneously escalating international research exchange.”

Rachel Maguer, Vice-President, Marketing and International Relations, École Polytechnique

It is with great pleasure that École Polytechnique signs this ambitious partnership agreement with Mitacs Canada. We are proud to be part of a brand new co-funding opportunity that will boost and strengthen research mobility between École Polytechnique and Canadian universities.

As a leading French institution combining high-level research, academics and innovation at the forefront of science and technology, École Polytechnique knows that one of the best ways we can support young talents is by equipping them with the tools that will help them succeed in today’s innovation-driven world.”

Quick facts:

  • Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 20 years.
  • Working with more than 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, Mitacs builds partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
  • Funded by the Government of Canada and Canadian universities, the Mitacs Globalink program offers two-way research opportunities between Canada and Mitacs partner countries for undergraduate and graduate students.


  • For information about Mitacs and our programs, see
  • For a full list of countries supporting travel and research opportunities from Canada through Mitacs visit