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BOOSTING OUR FUNDING

College students can help

ADAPTING TO YOUR NEEDS

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We know businesses face challenging times right now. If you are directly involved in the battle against COVID-19, it's vital that you continue to push ahead with innovation and R&D. That is why, for SMEs, we are boosting our funding: you now pay only 25% for the first full year of an innovation project done in collaboration with a post-secondary institution. 

As well, we have streamlined our processes, so your project could be approved faster. 

Applications are now closed.  

But there are still opportunities for SMEs to benefit from a boost in funding on a broader range of projects. 

Act quickly: submission deadline is July 1. 

Learn more here.

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COVID 19-related research can require a lot of resources. So, for a limited time to address the pandemic, college students can be added to the development portion of COVID-19 Mitacs projects.    

If you are embarking on a project – or have one under way – we’ve developed a new flexible model. For the first time, we are allowing participants to work from home. 

If you are able to connect virtually – and both the research talent and the business can keep in regular contact, continuing to carry out the methodologies as close to the plan as possible – then there’s no need to delay your plans.

If it’s not feasible to work remotely given the structure of the work, you can put your project on hold. Just be sure to alert your business development specialist.

Working on your projects remotely is now possible!

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MITACS IS EXPANDING ITS EFFORT TO SUPPORT CANADIAN BUSINESSES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

College students can support development activities such as coding, prototyping, monitoring cell cultures, managing data, and creating visual presentations of modeling, among others. 

Incorporating college students in the R&D process will help commercialize products, services, and technologies faster than they would otherwise.

BOLSTERING INDUSTRIAL POSTDOC FELLOWSHIPS

In light of the pandemic, we are launching a one-time call for proposals partnering postdoctoral fellows with companies or not-for-profit organizations for year-long COVID-19-related research projects.

If the project is being conducted with an SME, the business pays only 25% of the cost with a fast-track review process. Research conducted with major enterprises will still contribute only 50% of project funding and you will also benefit from the accelerated review.

And, unlike regular criteria which require the postdoc to spend 50% of their time at the university, for these projects a higher percentage of their time may be spent at the company. 

Develop a COVID-19 project and get it approved fast

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Mitacs’s professional skills development curriculum is now more broadly accessible and is open to both students and SMEs. If your classes, your project or your job are on pause, now may be the time to sharpen your skills.  

Mitacs’s online courses are cover three key areas: 

  • Personal & professional management
  • Leadership & management
  • Communication & relationship building

What are you waiting for?

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ENHANCE YOUR PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Watch our skills development webinar for an opportunity to gain skills, knowledge, and access resources that you can use to make the most out of your virtual internship/fellowship.

Aimed at interns/fellows, industry, and academic supervisors working on active or upcoming Mitacs projects, this webinar will provide your project team with tools you can use immediately and into the future.

Topics include:

  • How to prepare for the Accelerate internship/Elevate fellowship
  • How to best support the project
  • The resources available to you during the Accelerate internship/Elevate fellowship 

ONLINE INTERNSHIP/FELLOWSHIP RESOURCES - WEBINAR AND GUIDES

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Advancing 5G technology is one of today’s leading areas of research and innovation. For small and medium enterprises, getting the resources you need right now can be a challenge. Mitacs and ENCQOR have partnered to provide SMEs with an unprecedented opportunity.

For COVID-related projects, Mitacs and ENCQOR may cover your internships, potentially resulting in zero cost to you.

INCREASED FUNDING FOR ENCQOR 5G-RELATED PROJECTS IN QUEBEC

Could your 5G research help with the COVID crisis? Funding is available

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