Mitacs is here to support Indigenous businesses

AT MITACS WE WORK WITH YOU TO BRING YOUR IDEAS TO MARKET

Mitacs helps to empower Indigenous innovation in Canada

Leverage your R+D/Innovation budgets

We create an easy & transparent financial process

We provide you with access to expertise not available in-house

YOUR KEY BENEFITS

The innovation you need to grow your business requires time, talent, and budget.

Mitacs can help you maximize your investment, making your budget go further, and helping you achieve the best possible ROI.

With 14,000 collaborations and 80 innovation project experts, Mitacs is a leader in Canada’s innovation ecosystem. No matter your business or sector, we embrace your innovation challenges.

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INDIGENOUS PATHWAYS - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Like companies everywhere right now, Indigenous-owned businesses and organizations need to innovate in order to grow and achieve their strategic goals. But the tools you need to do that require talent, time, and budget, and finding the ideal combination of these three elements can be a challenge.

Mitacs can help with our Indigenous Pathways. We will work with you to find the right academic talent to achieve your innovation goals. Projects are a minimum of four months in duration – they can be longer – and now your contribution is only 25% of the cost of projects that have an Indigenous partner organization and/or an intern who is Indigenous.

As well, a two-year collaborative project with a postdoc – typically valued at $60K per year  is now enhanced to $80K a year if your research is in the fields of artificial intelligence, cleantech, quantum computing, or biomanufacturing. Whatever your choice, your contribution remains at 25%!  

Mitacs is fully committed to working with Indigenous peoples and creating equitable access to our programs:

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  • On a four-month, $10,000 project your contribution would be $2,500; if your project is bigger and requires more than four months, your investment remains at 25% of the cost
  • On a two-year project with a postdoctoral fellow--valued at $60K or $80K per year--your contribution would be only $15K-$20K
  • The partner organization must be 50%+ owned by an individual that self-identifies as Indigenous or the selected intern must self-identify as Indigenous     
  • Not-for-profit organizations are also eligible if their board of directors is composed of at least 50% self-identified Indigenous people, or if the mandate of the organization is Indigenous focused