Applicants must apply in teams consisting of a(n):

  • Entrepreneurial Lead (the main applicant) – is a full-time graduate student (Masters or PhD) who has developed, or is currently developing,  tech-based university research. Postdoctoral Fellows are also eligible to apply within 5 years of completing their PhD.
  • Technical Lead (the faculty member) – is the principal investigator (PI) for the research project. This person must be tri-council funding eligible.
  • Mentorshould have experience in the research domain from an industry or business perspective. Ideally, the mentor can help the team explore the commercial potential of their research through their network and expertise in the applicant’s targeted industry. *Note, if you can not find a mentor, please indicate you need assistance in the form below. – You can still submit an application by February 14th without having a mentor. 

Teams must apply with their own research, and must provide evidence that it is technically feasible.



Applications Open: December 2, 2019. 

Applications Closed.

Application Results Released: Mid April.



Applications Open: December 2, 2019.

University info sessions: TBD

Applications Close: MAY 30, 2020 (11:59PM EST).

Application Results Released: TBD



Applications Open: December 2, 2019. 

University Info Sessions: TBD

Applications Close: MAY 31, 2020 (11:59PM EST). 

Application Results Released: TBD


The L2M program has a two stage application process.

The main applicant is required to complete the form below prior to their cohorts deadline date.

Should the applicant be selected, the applicant will be introduced to their local Mitacs BD who will assist them in the completion and submission of a Mitacs Accelerate Package. 

Once submitted, the package will undergo a Mitacs review for funding approval. 

Applicants will then be notified of their acceptance into the program.

All of the personal information that is collected is used, stored, and destroyed in accordance with Ryerson University’s Information Protection and Access Policy.