We provide access to Mitacs and Ontario Centre of Innovation business development experts who can answer your questions and help you choose the funding programs that match your research needs.


Mitacs is a national not-for-profit organization that designs and delivers research and training. Working with 60 universities, thousands of companies and government, it builds partnerships that support industrial and social innovation. Mitacs-funded research helps to strengthen connections, improve economic performance and create jobs.

There are many opportunities with Mitacs for students and postdocs.

Learn more about Mitacs.

Our team of Dan Madularu, Emille Rodrigues and Mel Chaar can help you make the connection between academia and industry. Connect with them.

Dan Madularu, Business development specialist

Dan Madularu

Business Development Specialist

Work Email: [email protected]
SITE, Room 3042

Emile Rodrigues - Business development specialist

Emille Rodrigues

Business Development Specialist

Work E-mail: [email protected]
SITE, Room 3042

Mel Chaar, account management and business development

Mel Chaar

Account Management / Business Development

Work Email: [email protected]
SITE, Room 3042

Ontario Centre of Innovation

The Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI) co-invests with industry to commercialize innovation originating in the province’s publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals. It focuses on sectors of the economy with the greatest potential to drive future prosperity and global competitiveness.

OCI works directly with academia and industry to bring prospective partners together and turn ideas into income. It offers tailored programs to commercialize innovations, transfer technologies and develop promising talent.

Learn more about the Ontario Centre of Innovation.

Chris Ritchie, Business Development Manager

Chris Ritchie

Business Development Manager

Work Email: [email protected]
SITE Building, Room 3042