Mitacs: Supporting Canada’s Municipalities and Economic Development Organizations
Municipalities and Economic Development organizations can access funding, talent, and solutions to challenges through Mitacs, a not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada. Through various Mitacs programs, Economic Development organizations and their members, including municipalities, can access a range of research expertise and specialized skills from Canada’s postsecondary institutions to advance innovation, policy, and local projects. This session will feature an introduction to Mitacs, and its programs followed by an overview of relevant projects supported by Mitacs and various EDAC members.
About the Speakers
Iman Yahyaie received his bachelor’s and master's degrees, both in Electrical Engineering, in Tehran, Iran. In 2007, he moved to Canada to start a PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of Manitoba and later joined the Centre for Chemical Innovation in Solar Fuels (CCI Solar) at Caltech as a research collaborator. Iman also completed a postdoctoral fellowship studying CMOS-compatible dynamic memory structures based on conducting polymer systems.
Since 2013, Iman has been part of the Mitacs team in different regions including Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario, fostering collaborations between the private sector and academia
Jean-Philippe is a Mitacs Account Manager dedicated to municipalities. Passionate about collaborative innovation and work-integrated learning, his role at Mitacs consists in advising partner organizations and educational institutions on how they can benefit from working together to advance of our society through transformative projects.