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India deep technology – Canadian Technology Accelerator

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Application Deadline: January 21, 2022, at 11:59 PM PT

Are you looking for new opportunities to grow your deep-tech company? India’s deep-tech market has come of age and is growing rapidly. Its base is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 40-45% in 2021 and with 14% of total startup investments in India in 2020 having gone to deep-tech ventures.

The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) program in India can help Canadian deep-tech startups and small and medium-sized enterprises capitalize on the growing Indian market.

The CTA can:

  • guide you into innovation ecosystems of global systems integrators
  • foster strategic partnerships
  • validate and test your technology
  • access critical resources such as large datasets and funding

This is the first CTA program in India. Participants will be able to leverage all of the resources offered by the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) in India, including the CTA program and much more, through its network of 50 Trade Commissioners spread across eight offices across the country.

Eligibility

We are seeking fast-growing, leading-edge Canadian deep-tech companies in the following areas:

  • artificial intelligence (AI)
  • internet of things (IoT)
  • machine learning (ML)
  • blockchain
  • big data
  • augmented reality/ virtual reality (AR/VR)
  • robotics
  • 3D printing
  • nanotechnology
  • biotechnology
  • advanced materials
  • quantum technologies

Companies that have:

  • an innovative and unique technology
  • existing market traction – ideally companies that already have successful use cases in North America, Europe or Asia
  • a passionate, strong and committed management team with at least one senior manager (C-level or founder) who can commit to participating in the entire program
  • specific goals and objectives for the Indian market

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

Application Procedure

This three-to-four-month program will run virtually for about 3-4 hours a week, from the beginning of March 2022, to the end of May 2022.

If travel restrictions ease, there is the possibility of an optional, 1-2 week in-person market visit being offered at the end of the virtual program. This CTA will bring together a maximum of seven companies who will participate in one-on-one as well as group sessions.

This will include:
  • market insight webinars and workshops
  • mentorship sessions, both one-on-one and with other participants
  • targeted business-to-business (B2B) meetings with decision makers and experts in the private sector and government
  • tailored business development support sessions, as well as workshops on refining your market-entry strategy
  • at least one networking session with other companies, investors, executives and decision-makers
  • one signature event (virtual)

Program content will be adjusted to the selected cohort and individual companies.

Official Website: India deep technology – Canadian Technology

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