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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.

Funding programs

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

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Alberta-Nuevo Leon Innovation and Commercialization Program

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Alberta-China International Technology Partnership Program

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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.

Funding export-readiness

Apply to our Export-Readiness Micro-Voucher program for up to $10,000 to offset the cost to hire a service provider to assist with the development of export related strategies.

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Resources

Please refer to the program links above for details, dates and information.

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