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Winnipeg, MB — Today, Research Manitoba announced $1.4 million of funding to support research internships between researchers and local companies or not-for-profits.
Mitacs connects companies and not-for-profit organizations with local experts in the academic community to address their research and development challenges. These collaborations promote innovation in Manitoba. The Mitacs Accelerate program supports significant skills development, job creation, and retention of highly qualified personnel, as revealed in a 2014 longitudinal survey.
The three-year funding agreement will bring hundreds of research and training opportunities to Manitoba students, postdocs, and faculty members through three Mitacs programs:
Alejandro Adem, Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director, Mitacs
“Facilitating innovation and research excellence is the key to a vibrant economy in Manitoba. Mitacs is grateful for Research Manitoba’s investment in our programs and we look forward to working with local industry and academia to build the province’s next generation of innovators.”
Christina Weise, Chief Executive Officer, Research Manitoba
“Investing in excellence is at the core of our activities, which is why we are very pleased to support Mitacs. Their programs are vital for cultivating Manitoba’s competitiveness by advancing the careers of students and building capacity in our province.”
Sean McKay, President and CEO, Composites Innovation Centre (CIC)
“Mitacs has been a strong partner for the CIC to enable effective engagement with university graduates and their supervisors to conduct leading edge research; with this new funding in place, it will further enhance our ability to create university partnerships to advance technologies for our industry clients.”
Mohsen Akbarzadeh, Mitacs Elevate fellow in the Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba with Myera Group Inc.
“Mitacs Elevate gives me opportunities to develop my management abilities and other professional skills that will not only help me to be more successful in research, but also help my career.”
For more information about Mitacs and our programs, visit www.mitacs.ca/newsroom.
To learn about Research Manitoba, see http://researchmanitoba.ca/.
Photo (left to right): Alejando Adem, Mitacs; Abed Sulieman, Univeristy of Manitoba; Christina Weise, Research Manitoba; Sean McKay, Composites Innovation Centre.