2022-12-06
Taipei Sustainable Development Technology –  Canadian Technology Accelerator

Taipei Sustainable Development Technology – Canadian Technology Accelerator

Last day to register: February 15th

Description

Are you looking for new opportunities to expand your business in Asia? Taiwan is a leader in many critical technologies and is a strategic entry point into Asia. The region’s clusters of innovators and established network of venture capitalists create opportunities for Canadian companies.

As a major player in global supply chains, Taiwan is working to understand and integrate the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the country’s industries.

The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) Taipei is recruiting companies that offer solutions in the area of sustainable development technologies. Participating companies will benefit from strategic partnerships and business development between Canada and Taiwanese industry.

Through this business development program, you will gain access to leading global information and communications technology (ICT) companies, connect with leading Taiwanese conglomerates, validate your technology and expand into Asia.

How the program works
The program begins in early April 2023 and ends in late June 2023.

The program recommends participants to make an in-market visit during the anchor event – COMPUTEX & InnoVEX 2023 from May 30- Jun 2, 2023. It is possible to attend business-to-business (B2B) meetings virtually should participants decide not to visit Taiwan while taking part in our program.

The program will provide services including:

Orientation and industry reports / webinars sharing (Virtual)
B2B meetings with targeted stakeholders (In-person recommended)
Presentation at the CTA Virtual Pitch (Virtual)
Online interview with the media channel (Virtual)
Participation in COMPUTEX & InnoVEX 2023 (May 30 to June 2, 2023)
A working space in Taiwan

Eligibility

Who should apply
We are looking for Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises that are in scale-up stage with an innovative technology in:

ICT
transportation
agriculture
semiconductor
manufacturing
and financial services
We use a broad definition of sustainability and are interested in working with a wide range of environment and circular economy technologies. In particular, those that mitigate the impacts of climate change, increase energy efficiency and protect a critical security system.

Companies should have:

an innovative technology with Level 5+ Technology Readiness Level (TRL)* for potential international growth
existing market traction – ideally companies that already have successful use cases in North America, Europe or Asia
specific goals and a clear strategy to enter Asia
*Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of your company’s product that you are seeking to take to an international market:

Level 1: Basic principles of concept are observed and reported
Level 2: Technology concept and/or application formulated
Level 3: Analytical and experimental critical function and/or proof of concept
Level 4: Component and/or validation in a laboratory environment
Level 5: Component and/or validation in a simulated environment
Level 6: System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a simulated environment
Level 7: Prototype ready for demonstration in an appropriate operational environment
Level 8: Actual technology completed and qualified through tests and demonstrations
Level 9: Actual technology proven through successful deployment in an operational setting
The Trade Commissioner Service supports equity, diversity and inclusion in trade. We strongly encourage companies led by Canadians of all backgrounds to apply.

Prize

What are the benefits of joining?
The Taipei CTA will give you:

tailored introductions and opportunities to present to potential buyers, strategic partners and investors
potential pilot projects, partnerships and investments and sales in Taiwan and Asia
access to trade shows, events and databases highlighting your company’s capabilities to a targeted audience of partners and local stakeholders
a deeper understanding of the opportunities for their technology in Taiwan and in Asia