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Canadian Technology Accelerators

Are you a high-potential, high-growth Canadian company?

Do you have a market-ready technology or product?

Join a Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) to explore opportunities to grow your business in 12 global tech hubs worldwide. There’s no cost to join, other than your travel and accommodation.

Offered by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), this global business development program successfully supports companies in:

  • cleantech
  • digital industries and information and communications technologies (ICT)
  • life sciences and digital health

 1000+ alumni | $742M capital raised | $298M revenue generated

Benefits for your business

When you join a CTA, you get access to the support, mentorship and contacts you need to grow your company in international markets. We help fast-track your connections and grow your market acumen for the greatest impact possible.  

Here are the benefits of joining:

  • access to a vast network of trade commissioners
  • coaching and mentoring by industry leaders
  • support to refine your international business and market-entry strategies
  • introductions to potential partners and clients
  • introductions to investors and venture capitalists
  • a collaborative workspace (where available)

CTAs vary in length and in format (virtual or in-market). With no program costs and no equity taken, CTAs offer an unparalleled opportunity to accelerate your growth. You may be eligible for financial support from the CanExport program to help cover your travel and accommodation costs.

12 global tech hubs | 1,100+ partnerships | 3,100+ jobs created

Programs and locations

We offer world-class support to companies in thriving tech ecosystems around the world:

North AmericaEuropeAsia-Pacific
  • Boston
  • New York City
  • San Francisco
  • Silicon Valley
  • Mexico
  • Berlin & Munich
  • United Kingdom
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Singapore
  • Taipei
  • Tokyo

With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, all CTA programs are virtual for now. As restrictions ease, some programs might offer in-person opportunities. We tailor each program to the realities of the local market.

Search for a CTA program

Before you apply, compare our programs to find out, which CTA is best for you.

Filtering Options

Filter options

Use the boxes below to search for CTA programs by location or sector. Otherwise, use the Filter items field below to search by keyword or sub-sector.

CTA programsSectorLocationApplication deadline
Taipei healthcare technology Life sciences and digital healthTaiwanSeptember 27, 2023 at 11:59 PM PT
Silicon Valley FinTechDigital industries and ICT CleantechSilicon ValleyOctober 25, 2023 (23:59 pm PT)
Food Technologies in California and the Upper-MidwestDigital industries and ICT CleantechCaliforniaOctober 25, 2023 (23:59 pm PT)
Cleantech in MexicoDigital industries and ICT CleantechMexicoOctober 25, 2023- 11:59 pm PST
Artificial intelligence in IndiaDigital industries and ICTIndiaNovember 22, 2023 at 11:59 PM PT
United Kingdom digital healthLife sciences and digital healthUnited KingdomClosed
Japan creative/entertainment techDigital industries and ICTJapanClosed
New York and Los Angeles retail techDigital industries and ICTNew York
Los Angeles
Hong Kong sustainability techDigital industries and ICT, CleantechHong KongClosed
Singapore & Hong Kong fintechDigital industries and ICTSingapore
Hong Kong
Property technology (PropTech)Digital industries and ICTNew YorkClosed
Blue economy GermanyDigital industries and ICTGermanyClosed
Silicon Valley autoTechDigital industries and ICTSilicon ValleyClosed
Digital health GermanyDigital industries and ICTGermanyClosed
United States climatetech Digital industries and ICT, CleantechNew York
San Francisco
Boston, New York and San Francisco digital healthLife sciences and digital healthBoston
New York
San Francisco
Boston/Cambridge tech and life sciencesLife sciences and digital healthBoston
Taipei sustainable development technologyDigital industries and ICT
United Kingdom enterprise softwareDigital industries and ICTUnited KingdomClosed
New York fintechDigital industries and ICTNew York CityClosed
Mexico agtechDigital industries and ICTMexicoClosed
Hong Kong fintechDigital industries and ICTHong KongClosed
Southeast Asia - decarbonizing the energy sectorCleantechSingaporeClosed
Germany autotechDigital industries and ICTGermanyClosed
Taipei healthcare technologyLife sciences and digital healthTaiwanClosed

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Trade commissioners can help you determine if a CTA is right for your business and which one is the best fit for you.

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