Programs in Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Paris admin July 17, 2015

“We’re looking for Canadian SMEs with a drive to accelerate their growth in the US and globally!”

The Canadian Technology Accelerator Initiative (CTA) provides Canadian high-growth market-ready companies support to access global markets and entrepreneurship services within the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Life Sciences, and Sustainable Technologies industries. It is managed by the Canadian Trade Commissioners Service with support from BDC Capital.

The CTAs offer 3-8 month programing abroad, with access to industry expertise and mentorship, regular engagement with the Trade Commissioner Service and shared office space in a local accelerator.
Multiple CTAs are currently recruiting Canadian life sciences companies for Fall 2015 programing in Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Paris.
Benefits of the CTA
  • Mentorship from industry leaders, partners and Trade Commissioners in market
  • Access to free office space within existing international business accelerators* (not offered in virtual programs)
  • Support in accessing financial resources, engaging strategic partners, and refining business models for global market opportunities
  • Greater exposure to global partners and opportunities to pursue clients


Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Product ready for market
  • Differentiated technology
  • Traction in the market place
  • A potential to scale, and
  • Can demonstrate the qualifications of the management team

Application Process

Click here for full program and recruitment details.

For more information on the CTA Initiative please contact your regional Trade Commissioner Service Office, or


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