National Quantum Strategy and Mitacs

Quantum science and technologies are at the leading edge of research and innovation, with enormous potential for commercialization and game-changing advances, including more effective drug design, better climate forecasting, improved navigation, and innovations in clean technologies. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the continued growth of this emerging sector as it helps drive Canada’s economy and supports highly skilled, well-paying jobs.

The recently unveiled strategy is built on three main pillars: research, talent, and commercialization. Mitacs and NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program are selected to support the talent pillar. Mitacs will deliver $40 million to support the attraction, training, retention, and deployment of highly qualified personnel in quantum science and technology through innovation internship experiences and professional skills development.

Join us to hear about different aspects of the National Quantum Strategy (NQS) and how it will support Canada’s cutting-edge quantum research and innovation. You will learn how Mitacs will help industry-academia collaboration solidify Canada’s global leadership in quantum science and technology.


  • Michael Rosenblatt—Director, Federal Science and Technology Policy Directorate and National Quantum Strategy (NQS)

Michael Rosenblatt is the Director of the Federal Science and Technology Policy Directorate and National Quantum Strategy (NQS) Secretariat in Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). Michael’s group is the liaison between the Minister and the National Research Council (NRC), and coordinates horizontal federal S&T policy. This includes responsibility for policy development and coordination of the implementation of the NQS, both domestically and internationally. Michael has a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Carleton University, an M.A. in Public Policy from McMaster University and an Honours B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University in Political Science and Business.

  • John Hepburn—CEO, Mitacs