Friday, June 3 
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  

Join Raj Sharma, Chief Operating Officer of Mitacs, together with a team of Mitacs Open Innovation experts for in this hands-on workshop and learn how to bring your innovation projects to life. From climate change and infrastructure renewal to economic development, pandemic recovery, and social innovation, you’ll learn how to leverage the funding, talent, and solutions-oriented planning you need to solve your most pressing challenges.

This workshop will include brief case studies in top thematic areas and cover common pitfalls. Expect active participation and to leave with the means and tools to get started with an innovation project. Participants are encouraged to bring one project idea for discussion.

Workshop Highlights

  • Identify mechanisms to leverage and secure funding to solve complex challenges
  • Participate in a co-creation segment to address solutions based on municipal needs
  • How to benefit from post-secondary talent and expertise
  • Discover pathways to connect with colleges and universities via the Mitacs network
  • Leave with an action plan to make your project a success


Raj Sharma, Chief Operating Officer, Mitacs
With support from Mitacs's Open Innovation Experts

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