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Canadian Technology Accelerator – Taiwan

Impact of COVID-19 outbreak on Canadian Technology Accelerator participants

We are here to help you expand your operations in international markets and will continue to do so during these challenging times. Due to travel restrictions, we are currently offering our CTA programs virtually. The decision to resume in-market programming will be based on:

The Canadian Technology Accelerator in Taipei is a 4 to 8 month program. It supports high-potential Canadian technology companies’ fast-track their market entry and scale their business in Taiwan and Asia.

The program fosters strategic partnerships and business development – helping participants tap into the supply chains of leading global ICT companies. It connects top-tier Taiwanese conglomerates, clients, partners and investors to Canadian companies in the following sectors:

There is no fee to apply for the program. To participate, company executives (CEO, founders, VP business development) must apply through a competitive process.

Why Taiwan

Taiwan is a market share leader in many critical technologies such as integrated circuit design and manufacturing. Besides being a close partner with Japan and the US, they are major investors and distributors in China and South-East Asia. Taiwanese companies do most of the design (ODM) and manufacturing (OEM) of the world’s ICT products. This includes making most of the laptops, peripherals and iPhone components.

To remain globally competitive, Taiwanese conglomerates are always  looking for new innovations and technologies to integrate into their existing portfolio of products and solutions.

Value proposition:

Taiwan ranked 4th globally on “Innovation Capability” according to WEF 2018 Global Competitiveness Rankings. This is driven by notable strengths in intellectual property protection (2nd globally), R&D expenditure (5th globally), cluster development (5th globally) and international co-inventions (5th globally).

Taiwan ranks 13th out of 190 world economies and 4th in Asia Pacific for ease of doing business according to the 2018 Doing Business report.

What we offer

A customized program, to address individual company needs within the scope of business development or investment raising activities. These may include:

What you need to qualify

Apply to participate

Taipei virtual pitch session

The CTA program in Taipei is organizing a virtual pitch session. This session will bring together a cast of important companies and targeted investors to listen and interact with you.

Key benefits

Our aim is to provide you an avenue to learn about your potential market traction in Taiwan, build up the initial contacts and obtain first-hand feedback from your targeted corporates, institutes and investors.

The upcoming CTA virtual pitches will take place on:

Program dates

The Taipei CTA program is run on a rolling basis. Once you’re accepted into the Taipei CTA program, you must participate in all the programming elements for the 4-8 month duration. On-boarding and in-market dates are flexible within the program period.

Please contact Judy.Chen@international.gc.ca for more information.

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