TEC Global Connector

The Global Connector program helps companies develop export markets. We connect companies with multi-lingual professionals to develop and execute on plans for exporting to those new markets.

What We Offer

Market Research

We help you decide where to expand internationally. With the proper information, guidance, and connections, you can make the decision with confidence.

Business School Connector program

  • You partner with senior business students in Brazil or Mexico
  • The students work on a project designed specifically for your company
  • You understand that international market better
  • Running the same project in multiple countries allows you to strategically determine which markets to enter
  • You obtain relevant market intelligence and establish relationships in your markets of interest

Market Entry and Business Development Support

We connect you with the right clients, distributors, and service providers.

  • Our multi-lingual professionals work for you on an as-needed basis
  • They are embedded in your company from a few hours a week to full time basis depending on your needs
  • They find the right client, distributor, collaborator, or service provider to grow your business
  • Their knowledge of the market and the culture help you bridge the gap
  • Through our in-market contacts, you get advice you can trust about regulatory and tax requirements

Intellectual Property Guidance

Protecting your intellectual property in new markets is important. We have the tools to help you do that.

If you are in the agriculture, health, or ICT space, our program pays for the translation costs of your patent into Spanish and Portuguese. If you are in another sector, please contact us to find out if you eligible to have your patent translation costs covered.

Through our connections to local patent agents and lawyers in both Edmonton and international markets, you can decide the best strategy to protect your product.

Financial Solutions and Support

We connect you with agencies and services that provide financial support and solutions. You will be better prepared to enter new markets.

  • We help you find funding opportunities and incentives to get your company global
  • You can focus your time and energy on programs that are the right fit for you
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Trade Missions: Business trips offering opportunities to explore international markets and build relationships abroad. Trips are organized by different levels of government.
We have built a network with business incubators, accelerators and not-for-profits that promote and support programs for entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Through this interactive map, you can see where we have travelled, who we collaborate with, and where we have soft landing initiatives.

We are the 1st Canadian member of the Land2land initiative, a support platform for the internationalization of innovation companies that facilitate soft landings. With partner organizations in Asia, South America, North America, and Europe, you will find the right fit for you.

 

Contact Information

Chris Diaper
Director, Strategic Partnerships
Phone: (780) 492-0785
Email: chris.diaper@tecedmonton.com