Mitacs funding for research & innovation internships
Dec 1st 10:15am
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  • Speaker: Wilson Luo, Bill Maloney

Wilson Luo, Director, Business Development, Mitacs and Bill Maloney, Directory Industry Research Partnerships, Lakehead University, will provide an overview of Mitacs and a few of the different funding programs they offer industries looking to partner with Academia. For the second year in a row, Mitacs’ Business Strategy Internship (BSI) program is connecting students from academic institutions across the country with businesses as the post-COVID-19 economic
recovery begins in earnest.

The BSI program will bolster Canada’s economic recovery by supporting businesses with their innovation activities while providing experiential learning opportunities for college, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows across the country.

Qualifying businesses are eligible for significant cost reductions available for a limited time to small and medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organizations with fewer than 500 employees. Sign up for this presentation to learn how the Mitacs can help your company.

Mitacs is proud to support Canadian businesses as they help to build a more innovative, inclusive, and resilient economy in the years to come.


Bio – Wilson Luo, Director for Business Development, Mitacs

Wilson joined Mitacs in 2019 and is currently a Director for Business Development, where he has had the opportunity to engage with academic and industry stakeholders across Ontario to understand their research and innovation needs & challenges. In his current role, Wilson is eager to learn where the Canadian innovation ecosystem is headed and how he can support these initiatives through making connections and providing funding opportunities. Wilson holds a PhD degree from The University of Western Ontario in organic and materials chemistry.


Bio – Bill Maloney, Director, Industry Research Partnerships, Lakehead University

Bill joined Lakehead University in February 2018 and is the Director, Industry Research Partnerships. He main objectives are to create University-industry research partnerships, increase collaborative relationship building between researchers, industry partners and the funding agencies. He handles industry inquiries, assistance with funding applications, development and maintenance of relevant networks including a number of Lakehead’s economic development initiatives.