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 Round three of the Alberta-Zhejiang 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 Zhejiang in the priority areas of:

  • Clean energy (energy-saving and renewable energy technologies etc.)
  • Environmental technologies
  • Life sciences (bio, pharmaceutical and medical products etc.)
  • Platform technologies (information and communications technologies, mobile, sensor, advanced analytics, artificial technologies, and advanced manufacturing and materials (nano) etc.)

Application guidelines

Alberta Applicants must complete Alberta Innovates application, and the Zhejiang Applicants must complete a two-step process with Zhejiang Provincial Science and Technology Exchanges Centre for Foreign Countries to apply.

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

Note: Your Zhejiang Project Partners must follow the guidelines by our China Funding Partner. Zhejiang Project Partner must complete an eligibility check with Zhejiang Provincial Science and Technology Exchanges Centre for Foreign Countries prior to June 1, 2019 and once approved, are eligible to submit an online application June 1-30, 2019.

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


Key documents

Key dates

  • Alberta application deadline: June 30, 2019
  • Application decisions estimated: October 31, 2019

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