The China-Canada Commercialization & Acceleration Network (C2CAN) is a collaborative platform between SFU VentureLabsⓇ, China Canada Cleantech Innovation Centre (CCCIC), Tsinghua Holdings, and Hanhai Holdings.

We support the commercialization of Canadian and Chinese technology companies by linking Canadian and Chinese innovations, capital and markets. Our aim is to accelerate and commercialize innovative technologies that truly make our world a better place.

Canadian companies specializing in clean technology, medical technology, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and information technology are encouraged to join C2CAN to explore the China market.

Since its inception in 2016, C2CAN has helped over 70 Canadian technology companies:

  • Explore the China market
  • Access Chinese & Canadian government resources
  • Set up operations in China
  • Develop partnerships with organizations across multiple sectors
  • Raise over $20 million in venture capital
The C2CAN Mission: To connect technology companies with the resources necessary to scale and succeed in China and Canada.


China Business Development Trips

China-Canada Open Innovation & Investment Forum

High-Tech Commercialization & Acceleration Support Services

International Business Conferences & Other Events

Business intelligence and market information resources to help Canadian technology companies learn about doing business in China


  • Strong science and technology sectors 
  • World-class research institutions
  • Top-ranked universities
  • Leading innovators and entrepreneurs
  • Government assistance programs


  • World’s largest market
  • Abundant capital resources
  • Numerous science & tech parks
  • Advanced supply chain systems
  • Leading market to scale internationally 

VentureLabs is a leading technology business accelerator program in Canada. The program is delivered by Simon Fraser University in partnership with the NRC IRAP, the BC innovation Council, University partners including Ryerson University, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the University of Victoria, the British Columbia Institute of Technology, the Emily Carr University of Art & Design as well as various government and industry partners.

To learn more visit http://www.venturelabs.ca

Tsinghua Holdings is a subsidiary enterprise of the top university in China – Tsinghua University. Tsinghua Holdings manages over $80 billion CAD in assets. They operate in a wide range of sectors such as, technology, energy, environmental protection, health, finance technology, creative industries, and online education. Well-known alumni include, JinPing Xi, President of PRC, ZHenning Yang and ZHengdao Li, Chaoyang Zhao, founder of souhu.com. 

To learn more visit en.thholding.com.cn

Hanhai Holdings is a world-class global incubation and acceleration service provider. The organization was formed by science and technology experts, scholars, overseas talent, and the elites of Tsinghua University, Peking University, and Renmin University. Headquarter in Beijing, Hanhai Holdings owns and operates 5 top-ranking incubators and 2 international innovation centers in Beijing, as well as 7 innovation centers overseas in North America and Europe. 

To learn more visit www.hanhaiinvestment.com

The China Canada Cleantech Innovation Centre (CCCIC) is a joint venture of Hanhai Holdings, Tsinghua Holdings, Jilin Ruite Environmental Protection Group and Henan New Future Investment. As a technology accelerator, investment fund and venture capital consulting company, CCCIC brings the new business model “Platform + Acceleration Fund” to Canada. CCCIC supports technology companies that aim to solve some of our world’s most pressing issues.

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