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CTA@India

Information and Communication Technologies

"I am impressed with the quality of people I am meeting. It goes so much faster and it’s much easier when you know that your time is maximized."

- Azzimov

Why India?

One of the fastest growing economies of the world, India has developed a vibrant and growing innovation ecosystem in recent years. India is also known as a powerhouse in the global business process outsourcing (BPO) and has emerged as one of the fastest growing telecom markets in the world, with the second largest wireless network after China. India is a cost-effective market for Canadian companies to innovate and fast-track their international business expansion.

What is CTA@India?

CTA@India is a 4-month virtual accelerator program aimed at Canadian growth-stage tech companies interested in exploring opportunities in India to scale their businesses globally. Selected companies will receive mentoring; special access to industry leaders, strategic partners and talents; and connection with clients and investors. CTA@India offers 2 cohorts per year, with up to 6 companies per track in each cohort.

Is it right for you?

  • Growth-stage companies from the ICT sector (including Health IT and sustainable technologies), particularly those with cloud, big data, digital media, eHealth and mobile solutions
  • Have an established product line but need to expand faster and build a global company
  • Need to acquire strategic partners, access large global corporate partners/clients, and gain entrepreneurial inspiration and business models

How to Apply: Download an Application Form, or for more information contact india.commerce@international.gc.ca.

Upcoming Opportunities

Spring 2014

Call for Applications: February 2014
Selection of Participants: March 2014
Program Duration: April - July 2014

Fall 2014

Call for Applications: July 2014
Selection of Participants: September 2014
Program Duration: October 2014 - January 2015

Spring 2015

Call for Applications: February 2015
Selection of Participants: March 2015
Program Duration: April 2015 - July 2015