A Global Conference for Small & Medium Enterprises

Innovation and trade are keys to growth and competitiveness for small and medium enterprises around the world. Yet many entrepreneurs are unfamiliar with the opportunities for innovation across borders and the good practices that mitigate the challenges of successful international business development.

Why attend?

  • Hear from successful entrepreneurs who have developed international innovation and trade partnerships
  • Find out about resources and funding to support innovation in your business
  • Network with innovation and trade practitioners who are willing to share what they know
  • Meet potential key contacts from Finland, Sweden, China, Japan, Chile, Germany, UK, India and more
  • See the big picture draw on evidence from international research and case studies
  • Explore opportunities for becoming part of cross-border networks and international business incubation
  • Communicate with fellow participants about your experiences, concerns and recommendations in a forum that matters
  • The discussion will feature global insights, practical experiences, success stories and lessons learned from SMEs operating on over a dozen of the world’s mature and emerging economies.

    This event is a joint effort of the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), and MaRS Discovery District in cooperation with the Technopolicy Network.