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MPrime Milestones

What happens when several determined mathematical scientists set out
to change the research landscape in Canada? Exponential results!
Note: Prior to 2011, Mprime was known as MITACS


  • Vision is born
  • 1999

  • Founded as an NCE
  • Dr. Arvind Gupta becomes Program Leader
  • $3.21 million in funding announced from the NCE.


    Total industry research investment passes $2.5 million


  • First interns conduct research at Alcatel
  • 2003

  • Internship program launch
  • New way to identify abnormal cardiac rhythms
  • SARS research task force
  • Banff International Research Station opens
  • 18 internships


    $6 million in funding announced from the NCE, Western Economic Diversification Canada, the Government of BC and Government of Alberta.

    30 internships


  • Oscar-winning animation
  • Improving patient transportation
  • 85 internships


  • Guest lecturer astronaut Chris Hadfield
  • Summer school on modeling of infectious diseases
  • Spin-off company ExPretio Technologies
  • 170 internships


  • Step program launches
  • Start of the Accelerate internship program
  • Federal budget includes MITACS
  • Research into spread of HIV/AIDS, TB
  • Enhancing wave power generation
  • $11.9 million in funding announced from the Government of Canada, Government of BC, Government of Nova Scotia, Government of Saskatchewan, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Fonds de recherche du Québec.

    240 internships


  • Organic apple yields get a boost in Nova Scotia
  • Breakthrough in roofing estimation software
  • Collaboration on communications security and health
  • Accelerate program expands to Ontario
  • $26.3 million in funding announced from the Government of Ontario, Government of New Brunswick, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Industrial Research and Development Internship program and the Industrial Research Assistance Program.

    675 internships


  • Boeing uses Accelerate for aerospace research
  • International internship program launches
  • First large-scale Accelerate research project
  • The Centre for Applied Mathematics in Biosicence and Medicine (CAMBAM)
  • MITACS 10 year anniversary
    $635,000 in funding announced from the Government of Manitoba, Government of British Columbia and Western Economic Diversification Canada.

    1,060 internships


  • Elevate program launched
  • Canadian and Brazilian researchers unite
  • CEO appointed to federal R&D; panel
  • Breakthrough in telemetry
  • $15.6 million in funding announced from FedDev and the Government of Ontario.

    1,544 internships


  • First Globalink fellowship
  • MITACS splits, Mprime formed
  • Centre for Math Biology founded
  • Improve reliability of electricity supply
  • Next generation gene-sequencing software
  • 2012

  • Translation for weather warnings
  • Ultra-secure relay protocol
  • Mathematical Modeling in Industry
  • 2013

  • Montreal Problem Solving Workshop
  • Long-range plan to stimulate innovation
  • 2014

  • Industrial problem solving
  • Mprime completes 14-year mandate