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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

 730+ alumni | $742M capital raised | $278M 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 | 1,200 partnerships | 2,800+ 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.

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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
Hong Kong FinTechDigital industries and ICT

Hong Kong

October 14, 2022
Mexico agtechDigital industries and ICT

Mexico

October 26, 2022
New York FinTechDigital industries and ICT

New York City

December 14, 2022
Silicon Valley digitalDigital industries and ICT

Silicon Valley

Closed
Germany autotechDigital industries and ICT

Germany

Closed
Smart CitiesDigital industries and ICTNew York CityClosed
Taipei healthcare technologyLife sciences and digital health

Taiwan

Closed
Southeast Asia: Decarbonizing the energy sectorCleantech

Singapore

Closed
United States agtechDigital industries and ICT
Cleantech

San Francisco
Sacramento
Salinas
Los Angeles
Minneapolis St. Paul
Fargo Des Moines

Closed
Waste-to-wealth IndiaCleantech

India

Closed
Singapore foodtechLife sciences and digital health
Digital industries and ICT
Cleantech

Singapore

Closed
San Francisco healthLife sciences and digital health

San Francisco

Closed
Japan Creative/Entertainment TechDigital industries and ICT

Japan

Closed
Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco digital healthLife sciences and digital health

Boston
New York City
Philadelphia
San Francisco

Closed
United States retail technologyDigital industries and ICT

New York City
Los Angeles
Bay Area
Silicon Valley

Closed
United States climatetechCleantech

New York City
San Francisco
Boston
Denver

Closed
Hong Kong property techDigital industries and ICT

Hong Kong

Closed
Boston/Cambridge tech and life sciencesLife sciences and digital health

Boston

Cambridge

Closed
Boston/Cambridge tech and life sciencesDigital industries and ICT

Boston

Cambridge

Closed
Taipei digital technologiesDigital industries and ICT

Taiwan

Closed
India deep technologyDigital industries and ICT

India

Closed
United Kingdom digital energy solutionsCleantech

United Kingdom

Closed
Japan smart cities Digital industries and ICT

Japan

Closed
Mexico women in health technologyLife sciences and digital health

Mexico

Closed
Southeast Asia cleantechCleantech

Singapore

Closed
Germany digital healthLife sciences and digital health

Germany

Closed
Taipei AutoTech and FinTechDigital industries and ICT

Taipei

Closed
Germany hydrogen and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS)Cleantech

Germany

Closed
U.S. retail technologyDigital industries and ICT

New York City

Los Angeles

Bay Area

Closed
Mexico and Spain smart citiesDigital industries and ICT

Mexico

Closed
Mexico and Spain smart citiesCleantech

Mexico

Closed
Hong Kong property technologyDigital industries and ICT

Hong Kong

Closed
Hong Kong property technologyCleantech

Hong Kong

Closed
New York City and Silicon Valley cybersecurityDigital industries and ICT

New York City

Silicon Valley

Closed
New York City and San Francisco digital healthLife sciences and digital health

New York City

San Francisco

Closed
Japan digital technologiesDigital industries and ICT

Japan

Closed

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