Techno is an elite entrepreneurship training program for the top science and engineering students and recent graduates who want to create high-impact technology-based startups. As a scientists or engineer, you are the experts in your field, but aren’t trained to create healthy and scalable businesses. We give you the skills to start and grow a business to bring your science to society.

Don’t just sit there, get building!

Techno takes you out of the lab with hands-on training in business skills. Learn how to:
  • Transform your science and technology into a product
  • Protect your technology with effective patent and trademark strategies
  • Research potential markets to understand customer’s behaviour
  • Find the right market fit for your product
  • Talk to potential customers
  • Identify competitors
  • Build business development and negotiation skills
  • Build and test your business model
  • Learn how to pitch your vision

Starting is hard. But growing is harder.

Our research shows that Canada produces a lot of startups but they don’t grow into global players. After Techno, become a Techno Fellow to support your company’s growth with office and lab workspace, prototyping equipment, mentorship services, assistance in raising company funds, and year-round training seminars.

See your science and technology having an impact. Create a team that can realize your vision. Build a business that can compete globally.

Join the 130 teams and 88 companies from across Canada and around the world who have worked with Techno since 2010. Apply today!