Global Partnerships

Alberta-Jalisco Innovation and Commercialization Program

Upcoming News & Events

  • August 27, 2019 – Information session in Calgary – on the next round of the Alberta Mexico ITP programs
  • August 28, 2019 – Information session in Edmonton – on the next round of the Alberta Mexico ITP programs


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 assist for-profit small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the two jurisdictions in establishing global partnerships, while providing access to funding to support strategic, industry-driven commercialization projects that involve novel and innovative products and materials.

The Program is designed to provide opportunities for Alberta and Jalisco SME’s to collaborate in technology development leading to commercialization opportunities and mutual benefit to both regions.

Success of the program correlates strongly with upfront company matching and hands-on approach to relationship building. Companies have benefited from participation through increased markets, revenues, products and services.

Alberta Innovates works 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 and commercialization activities between Alberta and Jalisco in the priority areas of:

  • ICT – mobile, security, IoT, data analytics, interactive digital media, artificial intelligence, and robotics;
  • Life Sciences –  e-personal health, e-health and e-agriculture;
  • Clean Technologies – environmental tech, green tech, renewable tech.

Learn more about Jalisco in the video

Call for Applications

The next information sessions for the Alberta-Jalisco program will be held August 27/28 in Calgary and Edmonton respectively. Joint applications for this program will need to be submitted to

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, 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.

Program Contact Information

Name: Sandra Candie
Title: Director, Global Partnerships
Phone: 780-450-5550

Name: Deryl Williams
Title: Manager, Global Partnerships
Phone: 403-210-5250