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Scale your autotech company in Germany – Canadian Technology Accelerator

Do you want to scale your auto technology (AutoTech) company in Germany? Automotive is Germany’s largest industrial sector embedded in Europe’s largest economy. The German auto industry faces challenges in developing digital-based solutions for in-vehicle, mobility eco-systems and production environment demands. The three major German Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) including the Volkswagen Group, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are actively seeking new technology from start-up innovators and have launched tech innovation scouting platforms. The German OEM groups and top Tier 1 suppliers increasingly recognize Canada as a source of deep tech innovation.

Important dates

Application deadlineProgram datesTime commitment
ClosedNovember 2022 – February 20232 hours per week

What are the benefits of joining?

The CTA will give you:

Who should apply

We are looking for high-potential, mature startups or scale-up stage companies in areas such as:

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. 

How the program works

The four-month, multi-stage program offers customized virtual and in-person support and is focussed on generating business development opportunities.

Onboarding and orientation take place in November 2022.

Phase 1 — Virtual events in Germany in January 2023

Phase 2 — Physical visit to Germany in mid/late February 2023


“The Solace team really appreciate the opportunity to participate in the CTA AutoTech program.  It was extremely well organized and has already yielded material results for our business.  Nothing short of fantastic.”

Neil Chaulk
CEO of Solace Power

Contact us

Learn more about this program by contacting:

Kurt de Vries
Trade Commissioner, Automotive
Canadian Technology Accelerator

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