Partnerships to help Alberta companies expand globally
These programs are designed to give Alberta SMEs the opportunity to enter into a joint project to develop and commercialize innovative technology with a SME partner from China or Mexico.
The project must address a defined market need while generating economic and social benefits in both jurisdictions and globally.
International Technology Partnership Programs
We offer three programs designed to give Alberta SMEs the opportunity to enter into a joint project to develop and commercialize innovative technology with a SME partner from China or Mexico.
The projects must address a defined market need while generating economic and social benefits in both jurisdictions and globally.
The aim of each program is to assist for-profit 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.
Alberta-Jalisco Innovation and Commercialization Program
Alberta-Nuevo Leon Innovation and Commercialization Program
Alberta-China International Technology Partnership Program
How the International Technology Partnership Programs work
Each program consists of rounds usually held once per calendar year. The rounds start with an information session, followed by face-to-face matchmaking and workshops for participating SMEs.
Following the matchmaking and workshops those SMEs are invited to submit an application with their jurisdiction project partner.
Apply to our Export-Readiness Micro-Voucher program for up to $20,000 to offset the cost to hire a service provider to assist with the development of export related strategies.
- A general overview of our Global Partnerships Program.
- The most recent information session on the Alberta – Mexico International Technology Partnership Program
- Please read this notification from the Ministry of Economic Development & Trade regarding business travel to China, or see the Government of Canada Travel Advice and Advisories website.
Please refer to the program links above for details, dates and information.