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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - IDM Trade Mission to Berlin

IDM Trade Mission to Berlin

In collaboration with Creative BC, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the Trade Commissioner Service of Canada, Ontario Creates is organizing an Ontario/British Columbia IDM Trade Mission to Berlin, Germany from August 28 to 31, 2022.

The deadline for submissions is May 18, 2022 by 5:00pm ET

This Trade Mission is designed to facilitate business opportunities between Ontario/BC and German companies working in IDM content creation (XR experiences, video games, video content for interactive platforms, etc.).

The mission is primarily focused on co-production and partnership. Activities will include content jams, case study presentations, curated B2B meetings and opportunities to meet with potential business partners. Participants should arrive in Berlin on Sunday, August 28 with departures on Thursday, September 1 (the program will conclude midday on August 31). 

Up to 15 established Ontario and BC IDM companies will be selected to participate in the mission. Preference will be given to companies that have released projects internationally. 

Participants will be selected the week of May 23, 2022. Companies selected to participate in the Trade Mission will be offered up to $2,500 (not exceeding 50% of expenses).

Note: costs that are covered through other Ontario Creates programs cannot be included in participants’ budgets (i.e. flights to Germany for Gamescom). Delegates are responsible for their own travel arrangements and must be able to attend in-person sessions in Germany August 28-31, 2022. 

Selection criteria:

• Prior experience and success in international markets

• Suitability of current slate of projects for German partnership/market

• Rationale for participation including interest in forming partnerships with German companies

Please submit an application via the form below.

For further information, please send an inquiry to

Include: title, description, target market, format/platform, status of publisher/distributor involvement, stage of development, suitability for the mission