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Mexico and Spain Smart Cities - Canadian Technology Accelerator

¡Hola tech entrepreneurs! Are you ready to grow your Smart Cities and Smart Tourism company? Cities in Mexico and Spain are huge buyers of smart technologies and are strategic entry points to Latin America and the European Union. These two markets will need to adapt to the new realities and integrate technologies aimed at helping cities and the tourism sector emerge from the pandemic. This provides opportunities for Canadian companies. The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) business development program can give you the knowledge and connections you need to enter and succeed in these markets.

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 date(s)
Application deadlineProgram datesApplication status
July 16, 2021September 1 to December 10, 2021Closed

Who should apply

We are looking for leading-edge Canadian Smart Cities companies active in various sub sectors including:

Which have:

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

What we offer

You will have access to:

Program

This 15-week program will offer a hybrid of virtual and in-person support starting September 2021. It is split into four phases beginning with:

The second phase will see participants refine their market strategy, and virtual sessions organized to assist Canadian firms in orienting their selling pitch.

In the third phase, participants will join in B2B meetings in each market with carefully selected contacts, including potential partners, clients and distributors. During this phase, participants will be showcased at the Smart City Expo Latam Congress (Mexico, October 2021) and the Smart City Expo World Congress (Spain, November 2021). Following the guidelines for COVID-19, we will assess if any in-person attendance is possible.

In the final phase, participants will participate in several sessions in which they will receive information and warm introductions to local organizations and services to enhance the companies' strategy, including:

  • in-market soft-landing and acceleration programs
  • co-working spaces
  • venture capital groups
  • media professionals
  • local events relevant to the company

What you will gain

You will gain:

Contact us

Learn more about the CTA in Mexico and Spain by contacting:

Luis Ernesto Gonzalez
Trade Commissioner, Canadian Technology Accelerator
Trade Commissioner Service
(LuisErnesto.Gonzalez@international.gc.ca)

Yves Belliveau
Trade Commissioner, Transportation
Trade Commissioner Service
(Yves.Belliveau@international.gc.ca)

Nadia Rego
Trade Commissioner, Clean Technologies and Infrastructure
Trade Commissioner Service
(Nadia.Rego@international.gc.ca)

For general inquiries on the CTA program, please contact the CTA Coordination Team.

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