Japan Creative/Entertainment Tech - Canadian Technology Accelerator

Do you want to expand your extended reality (XR - includes augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality) business? Join the Canadian Technology Accelerator in Japan!

The development of next-generation technologies is quickly evolving. The economic impact of the metaverse is expected to grow to USD $1.5 trillion by 2030. And, following Facebook’s name change to Meta, other globally leading companies including Sony and Panasonic have announced their entry into metaverse-related businesses. These developments are transforming business models in both the creative and entertainment technology industries, as well as in real estate, education, tourism, healthcare, and other verticals. This opens new opportunities for innovative Canadian companies.

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Important dates

Application deadlineProgram datesTime commitment
July 13, 2022, at 11:59 pm PTSeptember to November, 2022About 5 to 6 hours per week

What are the benefits of joining?

The Japanese CTA will give you:

Who should apply

Companies must be interested in expanding into Japan and have technologies in:

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 Japan CTA program will be delivered online due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Over 3 to 4 months, participants will benefit from tailored virtual support beginning on September 13, 2022 and will include one-on-one as well as group sessions.

The program will include:


“The CTA experience was eye-opening. The Japanese market has become a more important market for us. We have new contacts, opportunities and ideas. The team was exceptional at connecting us with experts that guided us effectively. I look forward to sharing our results in the near future.” SmartPixel, Digital Tech CTA Spring 2021

“It was a fantastic program that provided an in-depth overview of the Japan business market and the potential for Canadian companies to succeed.” Ride Shark/Smart Cities CTA

Contact us

Learn more about this program by contacting:

Asami Karasuda

Asami Karasuda
Trade Commissioner
Canadian Technology Accelerator - Japan
Canada's Trade Commissioner Service

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