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United States climatetech - Canadian Technology Accelerator

Do you want to grow your climate technology (climatetech) business in the United States (U.S.)? There is a significant demand for climateTech solutions in the U.S., driven by both policies and market forces. The climatetech Canadian Technology Accelerator will help you find potential investors and new customers for your solution in the four largest climatetech markets in the U.S.: New York, San Francisco, Boston and Denver.

Important dates

Application deadlineProgram datesApplication status
April 30, 2022 (23:59 pm PT)June 15 to January 31, 2023Open

Who should apply

We are seeking innovative Canadian climatetech companies who:

This year we are targeting startups in subsectors including renewables and storage, built environment, carbontech, circular economy, smart grid and mobility.

We use a broad definition of climatetech and are interested in working with a wide range of technologies, in particular those that mitigate the impacts of climate change, drive efficiency or reduce a sector’s carbon impact. While we encourage all companies in all climatetech subsectors to apply, companies with a focus on water and wastewater might be better suited for other CTAs like smart cities or cleantech.

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

What we offer

Upon acceptance, your business will benefit from:

Program

This program will begin in June 2022 and will take about 2 to 3 hours per week. You will have access to customized support including:

The program will culminate in virtual or in-person engagement with leading Climatetech players in all four markets. This non-equity program is at no cost to Canadian companies beyond any individual travel costs they incur.

Following the guidelines for COVID-19, we will continue to reassess any in-person attendance for the CTA climateTech in the U.S. However, if a visit to the U.S. is possible, founders should plan to spend a minimum of 10 days in the U.S. across the duration of the program.

What you will gain

You will gain a deeper understanding of the opportunities for your technology in the four markets and in the U.S. You will have the opportunity to start initial conversations with potential clients, partners and investors.

Contact us

Learn more about CTA Climatetech by contacting:

Molly Rafelson

Molly Rafelson
Trade Commissioner
Canadian Technology Accelerator for climatetech
New York
molly.rafelson@international.gc.ca

Emily Raab

Emily Raab
Trade Commissioner
Canadian Technology Accelerator for climatetech
San Francisco
emily.raab@international.gc.ca

Andrew Maker

Andrew Maker
Trade Commissioner
Canadian Technology Accelerator for climatetech
Boston
andrew.maker@international.gc.ca

Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
Trade Commissioner
Canadian Technology Accelerator for climatetech
Denver
stephen.davis@international.gc.ca

For general inquiries on the CTA program, please contact the CTA Coordination Team.

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