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United States climatetech - Canadian Technology Accelerator

Are you looking to grow your climatetech business in the United States (U.S.)? There is a significant demand for climatetech solutions in the U.S. driven by both policy and market forces. The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) for climatetech will help you find venture investors and customers in four of the largest climatetech markets in the U.S.:

Investors, partners, and customers are looking for high impact solutions to help combat climate change and meet the emerging needs of the market and consumers across the following categories:

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Important dates

Application deadlineProgram datesTime commitment
June 12, 2024 at 11:59pm PTAugust 15, 2024 to November 30, 20241-2 hours/week, 3 weeks of in-market activities

Benefits of joining

The climatetech CTA will give you:

Who should apply

We are seeking innovative Canadian climatetech companies who:

Your company must have:

We use a broad definition of climatetech and are interested in working with a wide range of technologies, particularly those that mitigate the impacts of climate change, drive efficiency, or reduce a sector's carbon impact. While we encourage all companies in all climatetech subsectors to apply, companies with a focus on water, wastewater, and agri-food might find the limited benefits from this program.

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

What you need to apply

How the program works

Upon acceptance, your business will participate in:

This program will begin in August 2024 and will take between 1-2 hours each week virtually. You will have access to customized support including:

The program will culminate with in-person sessions in San Francisco, New York, and Boston. This non-equity program is at no cost to Canadian companies beyond any individual travel costs they incur. Participants should plan to spend a minimum of 10 days in the country. Anticipated dates of in-person program will be end of October or early November.


"A fantastic and well designed program that is a must have for early stage climatetech companies. Thanks to the support of the CTA program, we are now in discussions with several VCs as a result of the events and investor introductions."

Andrew Bowen, CEO, Smart Cocoon

"The CTA program not only gives Canadian start-ups exposure to American innovation hotspots, but it also provides invaluable training and access to tools to ensure success in this very competitive ecosystem. We really appreciated Axine's inclusion and fully encourage other companies to explore and apply to this initiative."

Mark Ralph, CEO, Axine Water

Contact us

Learn more about this program by contacting:

Andrew Maker: Trade Commissioner - Boston

Andrew Maker
Trade Commissioner - Boston
Canadian Technology Accelerator for Climatetech

Élodie Masson Vidal: Trade Commissioner - San Francisco

Élodie Masson Vidal
Trade Commissioner - San Francisco
Canadian Technology Accelerator for Climatetech

Anne LaFleur: Trade Commissioner - Denver

Anne LaFleur
Trade Commissioner - Denver
Canadian Technology Accelerator for Climatetech

Robert Mitchell: Trade Commissioner - New York

Robert Mitchell
Trade Commissioner - New York
Canadian Technology Accelerator for Climatetech

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