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19 01, 2020

Canadian AI and Industry 4.0 R&D Partnering Mission to Germany

By |2019-09-05T11:41:37-04:00January 19th, 2020|, , , |Comments Off on Canadian AI and Industry 4.0 R&D Partnering Mission to Germany

Interested companies and organizations must apply no later than November 29, 2019.

5-day mission focusing on establishing industrial R&D collaboration opportunities specific to AI Manufacturing between Canadian and German organizations with the purpose to bring new products and services to market within 3 to 5 years. The mission will involve a visit to three key manufacturing regions: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Baden-Württemberg, and Bavaria.

The Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) may provide financial support to eligible participants for 50% of all eligible travel expenses

Click here to seem the requirements, itinerary, and more.

18 11, 2019

Barcelona Smart City Mission 2019

By |2019-08-20T10:36:51-04:00November 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Barcelona Smart City Mission 2019

The World Trade Centre Toronto (WTC-T) is convening a trade mission focused on Smart Cities/CityTech to Barcelona, Spain with the goal of helping Canadian companies grow their business activities and footprint in Europe.

18 11, 2019

Canadian Technology for Agriculture and Supply Chains PDA Mission – India

By |2019-09-05T11:41:25-04:00November 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Canadian Technology for Agriculture and Supply Chains PDA Mission – India

Interested companies and organizations must apply no later than September 16, 2019.

5-day mission focusing on building partnerships, and increasing Canadian company knowledge and services in the areas such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies for agriculture. This is an area of interest for both the Indian government and Indian private sector. Given Canada’s capabilities in the area, Canadian participants will be in a better position to propose R&D collaborations with Indian partners, which will ultimately enable them to address market opportunities in India.

The Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) may provide financial support to eligible participants for 50% of all eligible travel expenses

Click here to seem the requirements, itinerary, and more.

24 10, 2019

Colombia in the Spotlight!

By |2019-08-07T11:26:10-04:00October 24th, 2019|Comments Off on Colombia in the Spotlight!

LatAm Startups is having another meetup on October 24, 2019, in Toronto. They will be introducing the Colombian tech ecosystem and will have a panel of experts to discuss how to enter the Colombian market.
17 09, 2019

ITC Tool for Exporting

By |2019-09-17T11:55:16-04:00September 17th, 2019|Asian Market, Canadian Market, Entrepreneurship, European Market, Exports & Trade, Industrials, International Market, Middle East Market, North American Market, Opportunities, Reports & Forecasts, Retail, SMEs, South American Market, Textiles, Transportation|Comments Off on ITC Tool for Exporting

WHERE SHOULD YOU START EXPORTING TO?

The International Trade Centre have come up with a nifty tool that measures a country’s export potential against actual results – either by product category or by market. No surprise that in many markets (like the ASEAN countries) Canada’s export potential is estimated to be more than double actual results. Explore here for a sense of where the opportunities for Canadian exporters lie. 

 

14 09, 2019

Sci Innovation: Calling all Startups looking for Investors

By |2019-09-05T11:20:26-04:00September 14th, 2019||Comments Off on Sci Innovation: Calling all Startups looking for Investors

Sci Demo Day is a monthly event hosted by Sci Innovation Centre to connect startup companies with investors.

Similar to the Sci Innovation Competition in March, the Flagship Demo Day is another branded event which comes with a total grand of $144,000 CAD. It also provides startups with great exposure to Chinese and Canadian venture capitals. The winners will get a ticket to Sci Commercialization Accelerator Program which helps you on growing your business, raising funds and access to the China market.

Also, winners will join the delegation of City of Toronto led by the Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong to Shenzhen in November to compete in the global final.

If your company is in electronics, internet, biological medicine, advanced manufacturing, AI, 5G application or IC & intelligent sensor, you are invited to apply and win!

9 09, 2019

McKinsey Insights: Understand the Global Trade Landscape

By |2019-09-09T13:54:38-04:00September 9th, 2019|Canadian Market, Entrepreneurship, Exports & Trade, Health & Science, Industrials, International Market, Media, Opportunities, Policy & Advocacy, Reports & Forecasts, Retail, SMEs, Strategy & Case Studies, Technology & Innovation, Textiles, Transportation|Comments Off on McKinsey Insights: Understand the Global Trade Landscape

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McKinsey Insights analyzes 23 industry value chains spanning 43 countries to understand how trade, production, and participation has changed since 1995. An essential article to understand how globalization has affected the landscape.

Here are the 5 main opportunities and challenges that SMEs should know to be prepared for the following few years:

  1. Global value chains are undergoing five structural shifts
  2. One of the forces reshaping global value chains is a change in the geography of global demand
  3. The rise of domestic supply chains in China and other emerging economies has also decreased global trade intensity
  4. New technologies are changing costs across global value chains
  5. Given the shifts in value chains, companies need to reevaluate their strategies for operating globally
9 09, 2019

Canada’s State of Trade 2019

By |2019-09-09T13:47:02-04:00September 9th, 2019|Canadian Market, Exports & Trade, Industrials, International Market, News, Opportunities, Policy & Advocacy, Reports & Forecasts, SMEs|Comments Off on Canada’s State of Trade 2019

On 29 August, 2019, Global Affairs Canada released the 20th annual report on Canada’s state of trade. As in previous years, it is a treasure trove of information on Canada’s recent economic performance and trade, all in a global context. It also highlights the trends that are affecting Canada’s comparative economic performance and provides some interesting observations regarding trade diversification and SME performance. This is essential reading for anyone interested in Canada’s economic performance and prospects, where the big opportunities are for Canadian business outside of our borders, and what challenges and opportunities our political leaders should be considering. Read the full report here.