Global Partnerships

Alberta-Zhejiang Global Partnership program

Overview

In June 2019, Alberta Innovates signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Zhejiang Provincial Science and Technology Exchange Center with Foreign Countries, affirms technological and business co-operation between the two innovation agencies in areas of mutual benefit to both regions.

This program provides 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 Zhejiang, China.

 

Funding

If approved, we provide the investment to the Alberta applicant, with the Alberta SME required to match the contribution in equal cash and in-kind resources for the project. The partnering jurisdiction is responsible for providing funding to the China applicant.

 

Priority Areas

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

  • Health care and pharmaceuticals
  • Bio-economy
  • Clean energy and environmental protection
  • Digital economy

 

Matchmaking Events

The goal of a matchmaking event is to help Alberta SMEs find a suitable partner to participate in the Alberta-China International Technology Partnership Program. Some travel support will be available to Alberta SMEs selected to attend the workshops.

 

Timelines

We are gearing up for Round 4 Matchmaking Event in Zhejiang this fall (2019). Stay tune for upcoming announcements.

 

Submit a Company Profile

To be eligible, Alberta SMEs must complete a Company Profile. Profiles are reviewed and used to conduct a preliminary assessment for a potential partner match. Companies will be contacted directly regarding upcoming matchmaking events.

 

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.

 

Key Documents

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

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