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Blue economy Germany

Do you want to scale up your solution in the blue economy sector? Join the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) in Germany.

The German blue economy sector is a very dynamic sector with potential in many different areas for Canadian companies. Many different system integrators and small companies, as well as research institutes such as Alfred Wegener Institute, Geomar, and the Fraunhofer group, develop solutions for different fields of application in the blue economy sector.

The blue economy market is currently facing challenges around adapting, adopting, and developing environmentally friendly and safer technologies. Therefore, research has increasingly focused on intelligent systems for marine and offshore technology (oil & gas, gas hydrates, marine mineral resources) and their safety. Important future challenges are not only shifting to the oceans and greater water depths, but also to more remote, climatically demanding regions like the Arctic and the Antarctic.

These developments will require the development of innovative technologies that can withstand harsh conditions. There is also an increased need for research in the area of digitization and autonomy, AI, and big data management. Control, communication and surveillance techniques increasingly play an integral part in all areas of the maritime process chain, in particular, production and operation.

This not-to-be-missed global business development program for Canadian technology companies serving the blue economy sector will help you access unparalleled growth opportunities.

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Important dates

Application deadlineProgram datesTime commitment
ClosedVirtual: Sept. 18 - Nov. 10, 2023
In-market: Nov. 13 – Nov. 17, 2023
Virtual: About 3-4 hours per week (flexible)
- In-market: 1 week
- Plus off-boarding after completion of program

Benefits of joining

The Blue Economy Germany CTA will give you:

Who should apply

Companies must be interested in expanding into the German market. We are looking for high-potential, scale-up stage companies in the areas of:

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

The program includes:

This non-equity program is at no cost to Canadian companies beyond any individual travel costs they incur. Companies should plan to spend approx. 5 days in Germany for in-person meetings, pitches, and events.

Contact us

Learn more about this program by contacting:

Enrico Nake

Enrico Nake
Trade Commissioner
Canadian Technology Accelerator – Germany

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