Mitacs Accelerate Awards $400,000 in Support of Cannabis Research

Mitacs Accelerate Awards $400,000 in Support of Cannabis Research

Mitacs Canada has recently announced it will support a research partnership between Algae Dynamics Corp and the University of Western Ontario. As result of this research collaboration, cannabis and algae oils will be used to develop innovative pharmaceuticals and health products. Marijuana plant-based therapies are becoming increasingly more popular in treating various conditions such as,…

Mitacs Accelerate Supports Green Technology Research and Development

Mitacs Accelerate Supports Green Technology Research and Development

In November 2017, Mitacs Canada announced it will support a research and development partnership between the University of Northern British Columbia and Canadian Zeolite Corporation. Canadian government funding will allow the partners to develop a value-added product that eliminates bacteriological contamination in water. Research grants have been provided through the Mitacs Accelerate program, which supports…

Applying for Grants to Hire Ph.D. Fellows: Mitacs Accelerate Ph.D. Fellowship

Applying for Grants to Hire Ph.D. Fellows: Mitacs Accelerate Ph.D. Fellowship

The Mitacs Accelerate Ph.D. Fellowships grant is a small business funding program that provides companies with access to a Ph.D. fellow for up to three years. This program is designed to assist small businesses in Canada meet technical and research challenges through partnership with academia. Research fellows are assigned to the project for three years…

Innovating Food with Universities & Canadian Government Funding

Innovating Food with Universities & Canadian Government Funding

Innovation is critical to the long-term success of agri-food producers and processors. Whether it’s developing a new disease-resistant strain of crop, modifying product ingredients, or redesigning packaging, consistently innovating products or processes will help to remain competitive in an increasingly complex marketplace. Although large agri-food companies can innovate internally, smaller food businesses often lack the…

Mitacs Awards Highlights the Significance of Developing Research Talent

Mitacs Awards Highlights the Significance of Developing Research Talent

In order for Canadian businesses to develop innovative products and processes, a generation of skilled researchers and labourers must be raised. But despite the clear connection between research, engineering, and success in globally-competitive industries, 35% of Canadian manufacturers and exporters are unable to find and retain skilled labour. This disconnect is limiting growth potential and…

Can Innovative Research and Development Boost Canada’s Economy?

Can Innovative Research and Development Boost Canada’s Economy?

Can industry-led research and development help Canada transition to a knowledge-based economy? The Government of Canada thinks so, and has been calling on businesses across the country to become more innovative by all means possible. Since the Liberal government took power in Canada, there has been a stark contrast in the way economic development has…