Smart Cities - Canadian Technology Accelerator

Join the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) with the Consulate General of Canada in New York. The CTA will foster engagement with prospective investors, customers, and other commercially beneficial partners in New York. Additional exposure to various commercial opportunities in surrounding States (e.g., Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware) will be embedded in the program. Early applicants will also benefit from intensive programming to support commercial opportunities in Washington D.C. during a national smart cities trade show.

The program will provide opportunity to engage with programming beginning  with Smart Cities Connect in late September in Washington DC and Real Estate Tech Week / Propel by MIPIM in New York City in early November. Virtual programming will be provided between these in-person activities.

“Smart Cities” encompasses a broad range of technologies and sub-sectors. While we encourage all companies providing a relevant infrastructure solution, the program may be of particular interest to property technology and mobility solutions.


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Important dates

Application deadlineProgram datesTime commitment
September 28th 11:59pm PST, 2022
* Early Application Review Deadline: August 18th 5pm EST
* This is intended for applicants seeking to participate in the September Smart Cities Connect Conference in Washington DC
September 2022 to November 20221.5 – 4 hours per week

Who should apply

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

Program Benefits

The Smart Cities Program will leverage both in-person and virtual formats to ensure cost-considerate, efficient, and programming that demonstrates awareness of management team needs.

Upon acceptance, your company will benefit from:

Program Elements

This program will begin in late September 2022 and culminate in mid November 2022. You will have access to tailored support on a weekly basis including.

This non-equity program is at no cost to Canadian companies beyond any individual travel costs they incur.

Following the guidelines for COVID-19, we will continue to reassess any in-person attendance. However, if a visit to the U.S. is possible, companies should plan to have senior level representation for a minimum of 5 days in the U.S. across the duration of the program.

Contact us

Learn more about this program by contacting:

Neil Britto

Neil Britto
Canadian Technology Accelerator – New York

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