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Mitacs empowers Canadian innovation through effective partnerships that deliver solutions to our most pressing problems. Our mission is to build a world-class, diverse community of innovator through our collaborative model, attracting and deploying top talent to industry, and matching need with expertise to create ambitious solutions to real-world challenges.

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Great things happen when we work together.

We empowered 3,700+ 
businesses and not-for-profit organizations, about 2,700 of which were SMEs.

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We delivered 20,000+ internships.

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We supported 2,700+ international students across Canada.

Together we drove economic growth
and advanced Canadian innovation.

2. Provincial agreements across the country

Mitacs secured new agreements with British Columbia, Innovation PEI, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon. These agreements total $106M+. Mitacs will leverage these investments into $406M+ of innovation funding with support from the federal government and industry partners. 

Strength in numbers

Five moments that made us stronger.

1. Supporting researchers from Ukraine

Since the war began, Mitacs has been working to provide support to those affected by the conflict. We welcomed 60 undergraduates through the GRI program last summer and expect another 100 this summer. We have funded 114 researchers through the Globalink Research Award, including 30 through a special partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy.

3. Commitment to reconciliation and EDI

Mitacs set out specific accountability measures to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) across our ecosystem. We expanded the EDI team, with two Senior Advisors for Indigenous Relations and a Senior Advisor EDI joining the Vice-President. We will continue to make our programs more accessible to the greatest number of people.

4. Renewed international travel

After a multiyear hiatus due to COVID, our team hit the road again with trips to Brazil, France, India, Taiwan, the UK, and more! These trips resulted in new opportunities and helped to secure new agreements with international partners like the Hon Hai Research Institute.

5. New quantum agreement

Mitacs signed a new $40 million agreement with the federal government as part of the National Quantum Strategy. This funding will support the attraction, training, retention and deployment of highly qualified personnel in quantum science and technology through innovation internship experiences and professional skills development.

New ideas are made possible with new connections.

Here's how our collaboration 
transformed Canada
 in 2022.

Mitacs has always been focused on the core idea that partnerships power innovation — and innovation creates a better future.

Learn more about our mission to transform Canada's innovation ecosystem.

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Thank you to our federal, provincial, and territorial government partners. We look forward to doing even more in the year to come.

Since 2009, Mitacs has matched more than 8,000 international students with Canadian academic institutions across the country. This year’s GRI cohort of Ukrainian students are involved in ground-breaking research in the fields of health and wellness, robotics, technology, and more

Quantum Bridge Technologies is on a mission to make quantum Internet a reality. With Mitacs’s support, the Ontario start-up is building and commercializing tools based on classical quantum information theory to ensure the highest level of security over public and private networks.

Originally created as a meetup group for LGBTQ tech professionals, QueerTech is now a national organization that is seeking to gain an understanding of the lived experiences of queer folk in tech, thanks to research funded by Mitacs.

A lack of innovation in prosthetics in recent decades means opportunity for Halifax start-up Awenza Health Inc. Founded two years ago, the company is working to disrupt the prosthetics market and provide better solutions for patients through new technologies.

A Master of Nursing student at Thompson Rivers University is using her expertise and lived experience in applying the Indigenous methodology to identify the challenges Indigenous communities face in accessing mental health resources, beginning with Secwépemc Nation.

2022 year in review

The power of collaboration