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Join the ultimate technological challenge!

TGTC calls for Canadian Startups with disruptive Deep-Tech solutions currently looking for venture capital investment, internationalization and strategic partners.

This competition aims to automate and optimize industrial processes with the ultimate goal of achieving efficiency.

Up to 3M€ investment for top startups with solutions to industrial and environmental challenges.

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Shaping the future of digital industry

GoHub partners up with local, public and private, institutions seeking to connect technology, businesses, and environment. Promoting the challenge in collaboration with:

GoHub
GoHub

The CVC of Global Omnium to invest in deep tech startups in Seed & Growth stages. We help them be the real game changers in achieving a sustainable digitalisation of industries.

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GoAigua
GoAigua

Idrica is leading the digital transformation of the water industry, delivering services and the technological solution GoAigua to manage the entire water cycle.

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Toronto Region Board of Trade<br/>World Trade Centre Toronto
Toronto Region Board of Trade
World Trade Centre Toronto

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Embassy of Canada to Spain
Embassy of Canada to Spain

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Government of Québec
Government of Québec

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Winners will receive

General view of the city of Toronto

Up to €3M investment

A paid Proof of Concept (PoC) with Global Omnium (up to €50,000)

Propietary water utility data to test and validate solutions

Partners benefits

Key dates

MWC reception at the Canada booth

1 March

MWC BARCELONA

Reception at the Canada Booth

28 March

APPLICATION OPEN FOR STARTUPS

29 March

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE GLOBAL TECH CHALLENGE CANADA

6 April

PROMOTION EVENT

Webinar organized in partnership with the embassy and the regional government of Ontario

20-23 June

THE COLLISION

12 October

CLOSING APPLICATIONS

12-17 October

SELECTION WEEK

15-17 November

SMART CITY EXPO BARCELONA

TOP 5 startups pitch + Winner announcement

Addressing the greatest global challenges

Technology helps us to contribute to a more efficient use of our resources

Climate Tech
Climate Tech
Climate Tech
  • Analysis, control and actions for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Analysis and management of ESG risks
  • Early warning systems /prediction of natural disasters
Water
Water
Water
  • AI and machine learning for drinking water quality control
  • Management and maintenance of sewage networks
  • Ocean Care
  • Smart Water
Smart Cities
Smart Cities
Smart Cities
  • Putting the citizen at the center (systems to promote transparency)
  • Data integration for operational decision making
  • Cybersecurity
  • Resilience
Industry
Industry
Industry
  • Digitalization and automation of industrial processes
  • Smart Agriculture
  • Maintenance, prediction and prescription systems of infrastructures or machines
  • Systems for improving service quality
  • Cost analysis and optimization

Which startups may apply

Incorporated companies in Canada

Incorporated companies in Canada

Strong business model

Strong business model

Focused on B2B

Focused on B2B

Have +200K annual revenue

Have +200K annual revenue

SaaS model

SaaS model

Stages between seed - A series

Stages between seed - A series

Looking to raise capital 2022/2023

Looking to raise capital 2022/2023

Product-market fit in their sector

Product-market fit in their sector

Team with leadership and technological experience

Team with leadership and technological experience

POWERING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH
DEEP-TECH INVESTMENTS