Alberta Innovates and Zhejiang Science and Technology Exchange Center with Foreign Countries present the next Expression of Interest (EOI) call for the Alberta-Zhejiang Global Partnership Program, initiated with the objectives of stimulating Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) access to global technical expertise and investment, and enhancing technology transfer and market access opportunities.

The EOI will serve as information for a few steps in our process:

  • Alberta Innovates will meet with the EOI applicant to better understand the proposed project.
  • Alberta Innovates will share a summary of the EOI with ZSTEC to assist with finding a potential SME match in Zhejiang. Alberta SMEs are asked to complete an EOI even if you have a partner in Zhejiang.
  • Alberta Innovates will use the EOI to select Alberta SMEs to travel to a Matchmaking Event in Zhejiang scheduled for mid-September 2017.
  • Based on the EO project profile, AI and ZSTEC will work with SMEs and invite them to complete a Full – Proposal.

For more information, please refer to the Program Guide and the Forms and Guidelines page. The deadline to submit an EOI is August 4, 2017.



The Alberta-Zhejiang Global Partnership Program, developed by the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade with the People’s Republic of China's Science and Technology Department of Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government, to facilitate industry collaboration in research and development, and encourage innovative technological development opportunities in Alberta and Zhejiang for the purpose of commercialization.

The aim of the Alberta-Zhejiang Global Partnership Program is to provide for-profit SMEs from the two partner jurisdictions with assistance in establishing global partnerships, as well as accessing grant funding to support strategic, industry-driven commercialization projects that involves novel and innovative products and materials.

The Program is jointly managed by Alberta Innovates and Zhejiang Provincial Science and Technology Exchange Center with Foreign Countries (ZSTEC).


For more information, contact:

Alberta:  Zhejiang: 
Sandra Candie (program and application)
Director, Global Partnerships
Alberta Innovates
Tel: 780-450-5550
Chen Shengying (program and application)
Zhejiang Provincial S&T Exchange Center
Tel: 86-571-87978953
Helen Xu (policy)
Technology Development Officer
Ministry of Economic Development and Trade
Government of Alberta
Tel: 780-644-7896
Hong Chenming (policy)
International Cooperation Division
Department of Sciences and Technology
Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government
Tel: 86-571-87055837