Go Global Canada

Application Deadline


GoGlobal CANADA programme will provide 13 top European SMEs with a unique gateway to three recognised hubs of innovation in Canada (Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver), and a major stepping stone towards the
North America market. Reciprocity will be a key added value of the programme, with long-term involvement of strong local partners and important synergies will be developed at recognised international events.




Basic Info

Who can apply:  Participants should fulfil the following criteria:

  • Strong existing traction in Europe / international partnerships
  • MVP and/or first clinical data to be obtained before Sept 2019
  • For medical devices, CE mark obtained or expected by end 2019
  • Existing revenues for digital health companies

It aims to attract innovative healthcare SMEs (biopharma / Medtech / digital health). Preferred areas of focus will be: AI, diagnostics, genomics, medtech and ehealth

Detailed description: The programme starts with individual meetings to better understand and qualify the SME needs & expectations for the program. It will be followed by a high level webinar to present the specificities and local players of the 3 ecosystems. Preparatory workshops during MEDFIT event on Canadian market access and the possibility to network with Canadian delegation will also be part of the prgramme as well as an additional on-site program in Canada during second semester. Additional visibility, networking and sharing experience between peers during MEDICA event will be provided in mid November.

The programme offers the following assets:

  • B2B Meetings with qualified key stakeholders including support structures, KOLs, and potential partners
  • On site visits to key R&D sites, incubators and accelerators
  • Introduction to VC firms and potential roadshow
  • High level visibility towards the local ecosystem (eg pitch & networking events in each ecosystem)

The goal of the programme is to develop a high level of understanding of the local business environment, regulatory framework and innovation ecosystem. Moreover, a company market strategy will be defined enabling access to the Canadian and North American market. Also, commercial and partnership opportunities will be validated.

Contact Details: Olivier Fontaine (ofontaine@medicen.org)


Scale up,
Scale out
Expected Applicants
EUR 10 000 - EUR 25 000
Expected Outcome
International sales development
Engagement Level
6 to 12 months
Outside EU