Blue economy Germany - Canadian technology accelerator
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.
|Application deadline||Program dates||Time commitment|
|June 21, 2023 at 11:59 pm PT||Virtual: 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:
- Market briefings on doing business in Germany
- Access to potential pilot projects, partnerships, and long-term sales opportunities in Germany
- Strategic guidance on entering the German market
- Networking opportunities and connections and the opportunity to present to potential buyers, strategic partners, and investors
- Market intelligence and mentorship
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:
- Environmental monitoring (e.g. remote sensing, data interpretation and management systems);
- Subsea technologies (energy, manipulator and sensors);
- AUVs and ROVs (long range AUV, autonomous vehicles, remotely operated vehicles); and/or,
- Subsea communication/ positioning (underwater acoustic modems & transponders, positioning beacons)
Your company must have:
- A revenue-generating business with a fully-built validated technology
- A passionate and committed team with market-entry goals for the German market
- Sufficient resources to target and achieve growth in new markets and to fully commit to participate in the program
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:
- Virtual on-boarding: introductions to the CTA support team, program partners, and fellow cohort members
- Virtual needs assessment: analysis of the company’s current status and knowledge base in the German market, as well as program goals
- Virtual market briefings, mentor match-making, and mentorship sessions
- One week in-market program from Nov. 13 – Nov. 17, 2023 with participation in Rostock Ocean Convention and curated business-to-business (B2B)/ pitch sessions with relevant stakeholders in Hamburg and Bremen
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.
Learn more about this program by contacting:
Canadian Technology Accelerator – Germany
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