Industry and Partnerships

Our Mission

Mila’s mission is to be a global pole for scientific advances that inspires innovation and the development of AI for the benefit of all. Mila collaborates with a wide variety of local, national and international organizations to develop AI-based projects, platforms and partnerships, in order to accelerate economic and social innovation. 


Mila, the world’s largest academic research center in deep learning, has greatly contributed to making Quebec and Canada international hubs for AI research and innovation.

Talent Creation

  • 400+ student-researchers are trained at Mila;
  • Mila hosts over 700 students, interns and research assistants from 4 universities and 3 schools in Montreal;
  • Mila hosted over 15,000 participants in a series of AI training sessions, seminars, reading groups and other events in 2019.

Talent Attraction

  • Mila rallies 77 Faculty Members and 36 AI Canada-CIFAR Chairs;
  • Montréal is the number 1 city in North America regarding the quality of its AI sector;
  • Canada is 4th in the world for AI skills migration, advancing 20 spots since 2017.


  • Mila researchers have published 260 scientific articles in 2019;
  • In 2019, Mila members were working on a total of 154 research projects.


  • Mila welcomes 70+ industry partners in its ecosystem;
  • Mila supports 39 AI startups. 

AI for Humanity

Partnership Opportunities

Mila collaborates with a range of organizations to accelerate economic and social innovation. Whether your organization is a local startup, has multiple offices around the world, or is from the public or non-profit sector, you can find great value in entering Mila’s partnership program.


Collaborative Projects

Are you looking for deep expertise in machine learning to help you develop cutting-edge technologies and solve complex problems in your organization? Our scientific teams at Mila are committed to applying the most recent developments in machine learning to tackle your high-impact projects. Whether you collaborate with our Applied Machine Learning Research Team or our academic professors, knowledge and know-how transfer always remain at the heart of our approach, to ensure you build and strengthen your in-house machine learning capabilities throughout our collaboration. 


Startup Programs

Since its inception, Mila has played an active role in supporting and developing the ecosystem of AI startups. Two activities are at the heart of this mission:

  • Stimulating the emergence of new startups within our talent pool;
    Collaborating with existing startups and offer them our expertise.

Ecosystem Privileges

Live the full experience of being part of Mila’s ecosystem by having access to multiple partner-exclusive privileges.

Mila Talent

Get direct access to Mila’s top AI talent through our biannual partner-only job and internship fairs. Whether you are looking for interns or full-time hires, our recruitment events will ensure you attract the top graduates you need for your organization.

Mila Community 

Level up your journey by getting access to the Mila community: Discover a coworking space where multiple AI companies & Mila researchers collaborate together. Get access to information & expertise related to new advanced frameworks and computing power technologies developed for machine learning. Network with our ecosystem of partners by participating in our events. Benefit from Mila’s brand influence by showcasing your partnership.

Mila Research and Scientific Gatherings

Fear of missing out? Put your hands on exclusive publications, and stay up-to-date on the most recent research trends by participating in Mila’s internal scientific presentations and reading groups. Receive communications about external scientific events.

Become a Mila Partner

If you’d like to discuss partnership opportunities with Mila, contact us!

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