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Mitacs and Innovate BC partner to leverage funding, expertise + connections

Posted on June 27, 2019

Innovate BC is excited to announce our partnership with Mitacs to strengthen relationships between industry and BC post-secondary institutions for expanded innovation and growth. Mitacs is a not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada for business and academia. Working with more than 60 universities, over 4,000 companies, and both federal and provincial governments, Mitacs is diverse and their impact is far-reaching.

This new collaboration will support BC companies by leveraging funding, expertise, and connections and taking advantage of academic research expertise. The partnership will help develop BC companies by bringing together research projects between industry and academia, while also assisting in the recruitment of high-calibre, qualified graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

To create this support, the partnership will bring both of Mitacs’ Elevate and Accelerate programs to Innovate BC’s partner organizations and innovators in their networks. The Elevate program is a paid postdoctoral fellowship with a customized research management training component, while the Accelerate program puts graduate talent to work with a paid internship at an organization.

If you want to learn more about the partnership, please contact programs@innovatebc.ca.

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