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Japan digital technologies – Canadian Technology Accelerator

Are you looking to grow your technology business in Japan but don’t know where to start? Japan is the world's third-largest economy and is home to hundreds of multinational enterprises. It has a world-renowned manufacturing base and is well-regarded as a global technology and innovation leader. This makes it an ideal partner for Canadian technology companies looking for large corporate clients, strategic partnerships and/or funding. As digital transformation and open innovation take hold, Japan’s appetite for outside technologies, new ideas and foreign startups has never been greater.

The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) global business development program will help Canadian companies new to the Japanese market gain the knowledge and connections needed to fast-track market entry in Japan.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we are currently offering our CTA programs virtually. In-market program will resume based on advice from public health agencies once travel restrictions are lifted.

Important dates

Application deadline

Program dates

Applications status

February 19, 2021, 23:59 PST

March 1, 2021- June 30, 2021  


Who should apply

We are seeking fast-growing Canadian technology companies in the following areas:

We are seeking Canadian innovators who have:

The Trade Commissioner Service supports equality and diversity in trade. We strongly encourage companies led by Canadians of all backgrounds and orientations to apply.

What we offer

You will have access to:


The program will offer customized virtual support from March to June 2021, including a mandatory on-boarding and orientation session. This CTA brings together a maximum of eight companies who will participate in one-on-one and group sessions.

Applications are now closed

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