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Unlocking the potential of AI: the Mitacs program, a great opportunity for Quebec companies

Synergie between businesses and data represented by a smart city

In the ever-changing landscape of data science and artificial intelligence (AI), Quebec is emerging as a hub for innovation and talent. A key player in this transformation is the Mitacs program, a national non-profit organization that plays a critical role in fostering collaborations between industry and academia. For Quebec companies looking to harness the power of data science and AI, the Mitacs program offers an advantageous pathway for hiring interns, especially for SMEs that don't have much experience in data science or AI.

Bridging the gap between academia and industry

At its core, the Mitacs program is designed to bridge the gap between academic research and real-world industry challenges. By connecting businesses with leading academic institutions, Mitacs facilitates the flow of knowledge and innovation.

Cost-effectiveness: The program is partially funded, which means companies can access qualified interns for a fraction of the cost of hiring. This is especially beneficial for startups and small businesses with more limited budgets.

Building future talent: Through the Mitacs program, companies can identify and train the next generation of data scientists and AI experts.

Enhanced research and development: Interns contribute to research and development efforts, bringing new perspectives and ideas.

Projects tailored to the needs of the business: Projects are designed in collaboration with the company, ensuring that the work of the interns is directly relevant and beneficial to the needs of the company.

For Quebec companies looking to get into the fields of data science and AI, the program offers an unprecedented opportunity to access high-level talent at a lower cost. For more advice on the grants available in Quebec or on how to strategically position yourself in the face of the future challenges of the world of data science and AI, contact us!


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