Innovation begins with people

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expertly matched and co-fundedwithin Canada's innovation ecosystem.

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Reimagine the future of small business

Discover top-tier talent and passionate research associates with sector-specific knowledge.

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Your voice just got louder

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Get hands-on support from 100+ advisors experienced in innovation management.

We amplify important voices — like yours through strong support from a community that has your back.

Did you know?

of our partners are small and mid-sized enterprises 
— just like you

of small businesses reported enhanced skills and 
knowledge after partnering with us




commercialized or anticipate commercializing the result oftheir co-funded Mitacs project




We invest in your biggest resource:
your team


Over 50% of Canadian businesses with 20-99 employees anticipate shortage of labour to be an obstacle over the next three months. 

Small business owners are the heart of our economy boldly going where no innovator has gone before.

Great things aren't done in a silo

We're here to change that.

But without the right people by your side, it can get overwhelming.

With 100+ advisors throughout Canada, you’re never too far from a solution. And with 100,000+ successful projects, you can probably tell we love a good challenge. 

Why go it alone when you can learn and grow in a thriving ecosystem?

Because we believe innovation should be collaborative, meaningful, and human-centered.

If 20+ years of innovation has taught us anything, 
it's that great ideas are meant to be shared

That's why we co-invest in extraordinary talent — up to 55% 
— and commit experienced advisors to your R&D challenges.

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Our advisors are subject matter experts with advanced degrees who specialize 
in niche sectors (yes, even that one). 

We connect you to the right talent and simplify complex industry challenges into flexible co-funded R&D projects.

Regional presence, global reach.

Not your typical advisors

Celebrating the diversity of Canada's people, talent, and vision

Find flexible R&D solutions with Mitacs.

Last year, we saved businesses $5 million in recruitment costs and created around 1,000 jobs for the next generation of innovators.

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Let's write your success story together.

10,600+ SME partners. $1.3 billion in R&D investment. 

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You win, we win, Canada wins. 
What's not to love?

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Check out these inspiring stories from award-winning entrepreneurs

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Dr. Rafaela Andrade

CEO, Myomar Molecular

Jeremy Wang

COO, Ribbit

Nanette Sene

CEO, Juno Technologies

Mitacs funding allowed me to work full time on growing our company with tremendous results.

Mitacs’s support was critical at the start of our journey. It helped us define the first steps of product development, meet new partners and investors, and bring awareness to the under-served problem of menstrual pain.

Mitacs orchestrated the bridge between academia and industry to facilitate a unique career path, allowing me to work as an intern at my own company while I simultaneously completed my degree.