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Silicon valley autotech - Canadian technology accelerator

The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) AutoTech program for 2023 is a collaboration between the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) and the Province of Ontario to support Canadian companies looking to access the global automotive industry by way of tech scouts and corporate strategic investors.

Silicon Valley is home to scouts, investors, and R&D offices for global auto makers, OEMs, and suppliers including Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Hyundai, Suzuki, Rivian, MuRata Electronics, ZF, Yazaki, Honda, and Bosch, to name a few. Silicon Valley is also a highly competitive ecosystem where global companies search for new ways to add value to their business lines.

Scouts and investors are actively looking for innovation in areas such as:

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Important dates

Application deadlineProgram datesTime commitment
ClosedSeptember-October 20232 hours per week virtual and 1 week travel to Silicon Valley

What are the benefits of joining?

The CTA AutoTech in Silicon Valley offers:

Who should apply

We believe that the applicants best positioned for success:

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 CTA AutoTech will have mandatory participation for the virtual programming and visit to Silicon Valley in October.  Additional optional components are being considered for The Battery Show in Detroit (September) and CES in Las Vegas (January).

Virtual Component

Silicon Valley Component - B2B Meetings & Pitch Opportunity (week of October 9th)

*Optional Component – The Battery Show in Novi, Michigan (week of September 11th)

*Optional Component – The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV (January 9-12, 2024)

Contact us

Learn more about this program by contacting: 

Michael Wozniak

Michael Wozniak
Trade Commissioner
Canadian Consulate – Palo Alto

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