Entrepreneurial Investments

Alberta-Jalisco Innovation and Commercialization program


The Alberta-Jalisco Innovation Commercialization program was created in 2009, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Government of the State of Jalisco, Mexico and the Government of Alberta.

The aim of the program is to provide for-profit small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the two partner jurisdictions with assistance in establishing global partnerships, as well as accessing funding to support strategic, industry-driven commercialization projects that involve novel and innovative products and materials.

Alberta Innovates will also work with SMEs in matchmaking initiatives and engaging the Jalisco market. Alberta Innovates and State Council of Science and Technology of Jalisco (COECYTJAL) are seeking to generate economic and social benefits for both Alberta and Jalisco.

This collaborative program is intended to improve opportunities for joint projects in innovative technology development, as well as commercialization activities between Alberta and Jalisco in the priority areas of ICT (mobile, security, IoT and data analytics), robotics and artificial intelligence, life sciences (e-personal health, e-health and e-agriculture) and clean energy (environmental tech and green tech).

Learn more in the video below.

Call for Applications

The most-recent Call for Applications for this program closed on May 4, 2018. Applications for this program were submitted to Jalisco@albertainnovates.ca.

Prospective applicants must be familiar with program documentation prior to applying:

Matchmaking events

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

Submit a company profile

To be eligible, we require Alberta SMEs to complete a company profile. We’ll review and use all profiles to conduct a preliminary assessment for potential partner match. We’ll contact companies directly regarding upcoming matchmaking events.

Program Contact Information

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