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Boston Blue technology - Canadian Technology Accelerator

Are you looking to grow your ocean technology business in the United States (U.S.)? Boston's Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) for ocean technology is a 6-month hybrid program designed to help companies accelerate their entry into the U.S. market by providing access to mentors, customers, partners and investors in the Boston area.

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Important dates

Application deadlineProgram datesTime commitment
August 28, 11:59pm PTSeptember 23, 2024 to February 17, 20252 to 4 hours per month

Benefits of joining

The CTA will give you:

Who should apply

We are looking for leading-edge Canadian ocean tech companies with differentiated solutions in:

We use a broad definition of ocean tech and are interested in working with a wide range of technologies that target key marine subsectors (marine defense, offshore energy, fisheries/aquaculture and ocean science/fisheries management). While we encourage all companies in all ocean tech subsectors to apply, companies with a focus on marine biotechnology or commercial boat building might find the limited benefits from this program.

Your company must have:

The Trade Commissioner Service supports equity, diversity, and inclusion in trade. We strongly encourage companies led by Canadians of all backgrounds to apply.

What you need to apply

How the program works

Upon acceptance, your business will participate in:

This program will begin in September 2024 and will take place virtually (2-4 hours per month) with options for attending in-person networking events in market.

Each company will be matched a mentor and/or sector expert with wide-ranging industry experience in the New England blue tech sector who will provide strategic advice as you seek to build your business and attract customers and investors in the U.S.

The program will culminate with a special pitch session and targeted B2B meetings at the Blue Innovation Symposium in Newport, Rhode Island. This is an annual event that brings together the marine technology industry in New England and across the U.S.

Contact us

Learn more about this program by contacting:

Erin Donahue: Trade Commissioner Canadian Technology Accelerator: Ocean Technology

Erin Donahue
Trade Commissioner
Canadian Technology Accelerator: Ocean Technology
Canada's Trade Commissioner Service

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