MITACS, the only Network of Centres of Excellence for the mathematical sciences, brings together academia, industry and the public sector to develop cutting edge mathematical tools vital to our knowledge-based economy. In 2005/2006, 417 scientists, 703 students, 213 partner organizations and 62 universities collaborated on 32 projects.

To improve Canada's international competitiveness, our research focuses on five key sectors of the economy: Biomedical & Health; Environment & Natural Resources; Information Processing; Risk & Finance; and Communication, Networks & Security.

We work with organizations to identify their challenges, find scientists with the expertise necessary to address these challenges and provide significant funding towards research and innovative solutions. However, MITACS generates benefits that reach far beyond these relationships. Out of these collaborations, new technologies emerge that transform the way we live. Career opportunities arise that keep trained personnel in Canada. And lasting partnerships between academic and industrial researchers create avenues for development in both communities. In short, MITACS plants healthy seeds in many areas of Canadian life, contributing in a myriad of ways to its social and economic growth.