Canada-Türkiye Sustainability Challenge 2024

Date: April 3 to September 27, 2024
Location: Istanbul, Türkiye
Target Audience: High potential, innovative Canadian companies that offer solutions in advanced materials, energy storage or renewable energy technologies. Companies should have the capacity to work on global markets, a technology TRL 6 or above, and interest in doing business in the European/MENA region.
Sector: Clean technologies, Industrial machinery

Event description

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Türkiye invites high potential and innovative Canadian companies to apply to the Canada-Türkiye Sustainability Challenge 2024, a proven high intensity program tailored to connect with Türkiye's largest and most influential business conglomerates.

The Sustainability Challenge is a unique occasion for Canadian companies to directly access Turkish decision-makers from three of the country's largest conglomerates and demonstrate how they can help achieve their sustainability goals. Ultimately, it is an unmissable opportunity to position your company in an economically vibrant region through PoC, investment opportunity or tech collaboration with these leading organizations.

The Turkish companies have shared challenges in the fields of energy storage solutions, advanced materials and renewable energy technologies (see more details on the website).

The program is a three-step approach:

  1. Digital matchmaking and pitch sessions with the Turkish Challengers (May-June 2024)
  2. Onboarding and Market Intelligence Sessions (July-August 2024)
  3. Visit to Istanbul to advance negotiations (September 2024)

You will find the application page on the website, along with the criteria of selection, the program schedule, the subsectors of interest, and the important deadlines. Applications close on April 26.

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The Trade Commissioner, Samuel Rancourt Duchesne (, specializes in the clean technology and renewable energy sectors for the Turkish and Georgian markets and can provide information on this event and other local events that you are considering, as well as advice on business development in the region. The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service offers services free of charge to Canadian exporters and companies that meet our client criteria.

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