NSBI-Mitacs partnership drives COVID-19 economic recovery solutions

Halifax, NS, July 22, 2020 — To mitigate the adverse economic impacts of COVID-19, Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) and Mitacs are aligning forces to support businesses and students.

With an investment of $100,000 towards 27 Mitacs internships, NSBI is increasing the access businesses have to research and reducing the standard company-partner contribution required for a research intern’s stipend.

Eligible organizations gain access to collaborative research from interns supported by their faculty supervisors. With partial funding for a 15-week intern, businesses gain unique access to college and university resources. An internship stipend of $15,000 is possible with a $3,750 contribution from the participating business. The funding will be distributed through Mitacs.

The collaboration exemplifies how Mitacs and NSBI are leveraging strategic partnerships in Nova Scotia to support COVID-19 relief efforts.

To learn more about the opportunity, please connect with your local Mitacs Business Development representative.


John Hepburn, Mitacs CEO and Scientific Director

“Mitacs is delighted to partner with NSBI to enhance innovation and growth in the province of Nova Scotia. By deploying researchers to work with businesses and organizations across Nova Scotia, and by deploying this talent resource to support economic recovery, together we will mitigate the adverse economic impacts of COVID-19.”

About Mitacs:

  • Mitacs is a not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada by solving business challenges with research solutions from academic institutions.
  • Mitacs is funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, the Government of British Columbia, Research Manitoba, the Government of New Brunswick, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Nova Scotia, the Government of Ontario, Innovation PEI, the Government of Quebec, the Government of Saskatchewan, and Government of Yukon.