Money for international commercialization

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About the Program

Get up to $75,000 to cover up to 75% of eligible expenses associated with commercializing your technology abroad.

What activities do we fund?

We support the following non-travel activities:

  • Applying for intellectual property protection in international markets
  • Applying for certification in international markets
  • Seeking expert legal and business advice
  • Shipping technology to determine feasibility/compatibility with a partner’s technology
  • Translating, adapting and creating promotional plans or materials
  • Attending virtual networking functions, meetings or conferences

We also support travel-related activities:

  • Travel abroad or in Canada to meet with pre-identified foreign partners
  • Travel abroad or in Canada to meet with pre-identified foreign investors
  • Attending an event or conference to meet with pre-identified foreign partners or investors

Who can apply?

We accept proposals from:

  • Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Canadian academic institutions
  • Canadian non-government research centres

To be eligible, your organization must:

  • be registered in Canada
  • have a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) business number
  • own, co-own, or have decision-making authority over the intellectual property (IP) rights for the technology
  • have a prototype (Technology Readiness Level 4 or higher)
  • intend to commercially launch the technology within 5 years

How to apply

Give your application the best chance at approval. AKR Consulting has an 99% approval rating across all Canadian funding programs.

For any inquiry, please call: AKR Consulting Canada at 905-678-6368


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