Sweden-Canada Startup Matchday

Date: May 29, 2024
Location: Online on Zoom

In the fourth edition of the Sweden-Canada Startup Matchday, Quebecois and Swedish startups will have the chance to digitally meet corporates from the forestry and mining sectors.

The corporate participants include leading enterprises from both countries such as Agnico Eagle, Boliden, Cascades, CMPC Ventures, Chantiers Chibougamau, Les Industries Fournier Inc., Holmen Skog AB, LKAB, Resolute Forest Products, Rogers Communications, and Södra.

Please note that Swedish startups will be exclusively matched with Canadian corporates, and Quebecois startups will be exclusively matched with Swedish corporates, as this tailored matchmaking aims to foster connections between the two countries. You can find the list of solutions and technologies the corporates are seeking below.

This event is organized by Ignite Sweden and Startup Montréal in collaboration with Business Sweden, SISP – Swedish Incubators and Science Parks, and Vinnova – Sweden’s Innovation Agency, and it is part of the Sweden-Canada Innovation Initiative.

Applications for corporates close on March 29
Applications for startups close on April 15

The Canadian corporates are looking for Swedish startups with solutions within these areas:

Bio-Based Process Transformation
Design for Time & Fire Resistance
Fossil Fuel Reduction Techniques
Forest Chemistry Utilization
Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction
Natural Gas Alternatives
Water & Chemical Consumption Reduction

3D Building Modeling
Building Design Digital Tools
Data Generation & Analysis for Equipment
Decision-Making Platforms
Predictive Maintenance

Alternative Energy Methods
Energy Usage Optimization

AR/VR Operational Enhancement
Environmental Condition Monitoring
Gold Recovery & Enhancement
Health and Safety Assurance
Impact Observation
Non-Explosive Extraction Methods

Digital Integration
Fossil Fuel Consumption Reduction
Intelligent Systems
Labor Solutions
Process Optimization
Systems Management

Bio-Based Adhesives
Compostable Barriers
Kraft Factory Innovation
Kraft Process Optimization

Autonomous Systems
Convoy Methods
Packaging Tracking
Raw Material Transport
Supply Chain Parameter Monitoring
Transportation Cost Reduction
Transport Optimization
Vehicle Loading

The Swedish corporates are looking for Quebecois startups with solutions within these areas:

Enhancing CO2 Effect Measurement
Sustainable Building Practices
Sustainable Construction Using Wood & Other Eco-friendly Materials

Automation in Forestry Management
Data-driven Decision Support Systems
Solutions for Data Silos & Integration
Wood Traceability for Sustainability

Forest Management & Infestation Mitigation
Sustainable Forest Farm Business Models
Cellulose-based Textile Fibers
Sustainable Wood Construction Materials

Improved Predictive Maintenance for Hoisting Mechanisms
Emergency Response Innovations
Acid Mine Drainage Mitigation
Carbon Capture Technologies
Novel Mining Sensor Technologies

Please note, Quebecois startups should apply by completing in this form.

Important information for startups

It is important that you indicate which of the challenges you target when you apply to this matchmaking session. The list will be available a week before applications for startups close. Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will get any matches at this event.
Your participation in the matchmaking is made possible by the funding we receive from Vinnova (referred to as “verifieringsmedel” in Swedish) to support the commercialization of your innovation. Upon receiving confirmation that your startup has been matched with a corporate or public organization, our team will reach out to you with detailed instructions on the next steps. Please note that startups established outside Sweden are exempt from this process.
Click here to read more about this funding

How to join this event

Don’t forget to navigate to “Events” and apply to join this event once you have completed your company’s profile, otherwise we won’t get your application.

Please note that our matchmaking meetings are carefully curated based on a potential business opportunity. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that there will be any matches for your startup or how many meetings each startup will get.

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