Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

Professional Development

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Through unique research and training programs, Mitacs is developing the next generation of innovators with vital scientific and business skills. In partnership with companies, government and academia, Mitacs is supporting a new economy using Canada’s most valuable resource – its people. Our key programs for graduate students and recent PhD’s include the Accelerate, Elevate, and Step programs.


Mitacs-Accelerate is Canada’s premiere research internship program. It connects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business research challenges. Interns transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while the companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise.

For more information about Mitacs-Accelerate visit http://www.mitacs.ca/accelerate.

Mitacs Elevate - call for this program is now open and closes August 19th, 2014, by 1pm PST.

Mitacs Elevate provides a foundation of cutting-edge research, business, entrepreneurship and scientific management skills to newly-minted PhDs. It also gives companies access to a highly qualified uniquely trained pool of talent. Through Mitacs Elevate, new PhDs create and lead a major industrial research project while establishing vital connections within the local business community.

For more information about Mitacs Elevate visit http://www.mitacs.ca/elevate.

Mitacs Step

Mitacs Step is Canada’s only comprehensive program providing business-ready skills to up and coming researchers. Step trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in essential interpersonal, project management and entrepreneurial skills required for them to succeed in their future career.

For more information about Mitacs Step visit http://www.mitacs.ca/step.