Entrepreneurial Investments

Alberta-China International Technology Partnership program


The Alberta-China International Technology Partnership (ITP) program is designed to provide Alberta for-profit small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) support to access funding to develop strategic, industry-driven commercialization projects that involve novel and innovative projects with a partner in China.

The Alberta-China ITP Program expands global partnerships opportunities for Alberta SMEs interested in technology development initiatives to multiple regions in China, including Zhejiang, Guangdong and Shanghai.

The Alberta-China ITP Program will leverage partnerships in these jurisdictions whereby Alberta Innovates is responsible for providing the investment to the Alberta applicant, and the partnering jurisdiction will be responsible for providing funding to the China applicant. The Alberta SME is required to match the contribution in equal cash and in-kind resources for the project. The funding structure of the program promotes the investment having a maximum effect on advancing the technology or innovation solution.

Call for Applications

Alberta Innovates is now accepting applications for the Alberta-Guangdong International Technology Partnership program.

This collaborative program is intended to improve opportunities for projects in innovative technology development, as well as commercialization activities between Alberta and Guangdong in the priority areas of:

  • ICT (Mobile, IoT, Advance Data Analytics, Security etc.)
  • Clean Energy (Clean Tech, Energy-saving and Renewable Energy Technologies)
  • Energy Storage Technologies (Innovative battery storage, and energy management)
  • Environmental Technologies

Application Guidelines

Alberta Applicants must complete Alberta Innovates application, and the Guangdong Applicants must complete Guangdong Science & Technology Cooperation Center application.

Submissions are reviewed by Alberta and Guangdong Program Steering Committees and evaluated on merit through a competitive peer-review process.

NOTE: Your Guangdong partner must submit an application to Guangdong Science & Technology by Sept 23, 2018.

Key Dates

  • Alberta Application Deadline:        October 26, 2018
  • Application Decisions estimated:   December 1, 2018

Submit Applications for this program to ChinaITP@albertainnovates.ca.

Program Contact Information

Name: Sandra Candie
Title: Director, Global Partnerships
Phone: 780-450-5550
Email: Sandra.Candie@albertainnovates.ca

Name: Deryl Williams
Title: Manager, Global Partnerships
Phone: 403-210-5250
Email: Deryl.Williams@albertainnovates.ca