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2022.01.27

Taipei digital technologies - Canadian Technology Accelerator

Are you looking for new opportunities to grow your business in Asia? Taiwan is a leader in many critical technologies and is a strategic entry-point to Asia. The region's cluster of innovators and established venture capitalist network provides opportunities for Canadian technology companies. The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) business development program in Taipei will help you to tap into the supply chains of leading global companies, connect with top-tier Taiwanese conglomerates, validate your technology and expand to Asia.

Who should apply

We are seeking innovative Canadian companies in the 'scale-up', business development or investment raising stage and have:

  • an innovative and unique minimum viable product or technology with the potential for growth
  • existing market traction who ideally have successful use cases in North America, Europe or Asia
  • specific goals and a clear strategy to enter Asia
  • an experienced, passionate and strong executive team, with at least one senior member able to commit to the entire program

We are looking for leading technologies in areas including:

  • artificial intelligence (AI)
  • internet of things (IoT)
  • information and communications technology (ICT)
  • advanced manufacturing
  • smart cities
  • financial technology

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

What we offer your business

Upon acceptance, your business will benefit from:

  • access to partnerships, potential pilot projects, and investments and sales with top-tier companies in Taiwan and Asia
  • introductions to potential buyers, strategic partners and investors and the opportunity to present your company
  • entry into databases showcasing your company's capabilities to a targeted audience of partners and local stakeholders
  • invitations to trade shows and events (virtual until global travel restrictions ease)

Program

The program is customized for each company. It will take place virtually, however if travel restrictions ease there are opportunities for in-person meetings.

The program will take about an hour per week and includes:

  • market insight webinars and online workshops
  • targeted business-to-business (B2B) meetings with potential clients, strategic partners and investors
  • opportunities to present at CTA virtual pitch
  • tailored guidance and mentorship sessions from sector experts
  • participation in major industry trade shows
  • exclusive events offering networking, showcase booths, speaking opportunities and more

What you will gain

  • a deeper understanding of the commercial opportunities for your technology in the market
  • guidance on entering and navigating the market
  • an opportunity to present to and get noticed by strategic partners, potential buyers, and/or investors
  • enhanced network development with relationships built to last outside of the program

https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/cta-atc/tech_accelerator-accelerateurs_tech.aspx?lang=eng