Mitacs is helping Canada's innovation

With more than 20 years of experience developing innovation solutions, Mitacs has the established network, processes, and funding-delivery mechanisms to support the people working to address the problems resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to the Government of Canada’s and provinces’ announcements of funding for coronavirus research, From improving masks to developing a vaccine, Mitacs is rapidly deploying resources to mobilize Canadian researchers to develop solutions to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Mitacs’s nationwide team of 80 business development experts are available to connect businesses and not-for-profit organizations with talent, equipment, and expertise in the post-secondary education system to develop innovative solutions. The business development team supports companies, not-for-profit organizations, and researchers to answer government calls-for-proposals; assisting with the applications; expediting COVID-19 related projects; increasing the funding leverage; and connecting resources from the post-secondary education sector across Canada to rapidly develop solutions.

For more information, contact:

Wilson Luo PhD
Business Development Specialist, Windsor

How it works

Mitacs works with you on a project-by-project basis. Depending on the scope of your projects, investment in R&D can run from thousands of dollars to millions of dollars and one way to leverage that investment is to seek funding. Mitacs can help. No matter the size of the project, Mitacs can work with you to ensure your budget goes further.

To help maximize your project, Mitacs is offering a three to one investment ratio. What this means is that if you invest $3750 into your project, they will match it $11,250 for a project total of $15,000. They are also fast-tracking COVID-19 project approval timelines.

For more information, contact:

Wilson Luo PhD
Business Development Specialist, Windsor

About Mitacs

We are the key link between industry and post-secondary institutions, driving collaborations at home and abroad to develop projects which solve business challenges, and develop the nation’s innovation capacity. Mitacs is passionate about developing the next generation of researchers helping to fuel Canada’s knowledge-based economy.

John Hepburn, CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs

“We will continue to focus on our core operations and established programs, while pivoting to combat COVID-19. Mitacs is committed to supporting partners to develop innovative solutions for Canada—and the world.”

Quick Facts:

  • Mitacs is a not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada by solving business challenges with research solutions from academic institutions.
  • Mitacs is funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, the Government of British Columbia, Research Manitoba, the Government of New Brunswick, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Nova Scotia, the Government of Ontario, Innovation PEI, the Government of Quebec, the Government of Saskatchewan.
  • For information about Mitacs and its programs, see