The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) can give your firm a head start in a foreign market. CTA programs are located in major tech hubs and support firms in a wide range of technology sectors. Each CTA program focuses on helping businesses take advantage of what the local market has to offer.

These services vary among CTA programs, but generally include:
  • mentorship and advice from industry leaders in the foreign market
  • office space in technology centres shared with other entrepreneurs and innovators
  • access to potential investors
  • connections and networking in the technology business community
Started in 2009, the initiative is currently operating in six cities. It is aimed at small technology companies serving three main sectors:
  • digital technologies
  • life sciences
  • cleantech

CTA has helped Canadian businesses acquire investment, advice, partners and sales.