This event is for Canadian companies interested in expanding their technology to the UK. It is co-hosted by Mitacs and the Canadian High Commission to the UK, who both offer support to Canadian companies looking to expand abroad. Companies with technologies in the following categories: software as a service; mobile broadband network technologies (5G); e-commerce; cloud computing applications and technologies; Internet of Things (IoT); Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data will have the opportunity to learn about the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) upcoming call for applications. Mitacs will provide information about complementary travel funding opportunities for companies in eligible incubators and support for research, development, and talent expansion.

Canadian Technology Accelerator

When you join a CTA, you get access to the support, mentorship, and contacts you need to grow your company in international markets. We help fast-track your connections and grow your market acumen for the greatest impact possible.

Upon acceptance to the Enterprise Software CTA in the U.K., your company will access:

  • market briefings on doing business in the U.K.
  • business intelligence and strategic guidance on entering the U.K. market
  • mentoring to refine your value proposition to the U.K.
  • connections to key leaders from industry, academia and government in the U.K.
  • potential investment, innovation partnerships and sales in the U.K.

For more information regarding eligibility and to get started on your application to the CTA program, click here.

Mitacs Entrepreneur International

Mitacs offers a complementary program, Mitacs Entrepreneur International, in which Canadian start-ups that are housed in an incubator or accelerator linked to an academic institution can receive a $5,000 travel grant to explore new business development opportunities in international markets. The webinar will also include information about other relevant programs.

For more information regarding eligibility, click here.

About Mitacs

Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 20 years. Working with more than 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, we build partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.

About Government of Canada’s Trade Commission Service

For more than 125 years, the Government of Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) has helped Canadian companies take their business to the world. Through this free service companies can get assistance in preparing for international markets, assessing market potential, finding qualified contacts and resolving business problems through Canadian trade commissioners located in 160 cities worldwide, including here in United Kingdom. The Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA) is part of the TCS that provides business acceleration support in global hubs for companies in Digital Industries, Life Sciences, and Cleantech.