AV Research and Development (R&D) Partnership Fund Stream 2 – Technology Demonstration Projects

Eligibility Requirements Applicants
• An Applicant is an SME (generally defined as having fewer than 500 full-time employees)
• An SME may be an Applicant on only one AV R&D Partnership Fund or WinterTech Development Program project at a time.
• Must have operations (R&D, manufacturing, product management, etc.) in Ontario
• Companies who have received over $500,000 of OCI funding in their lifetime (excluding TalentEdge) are required to obtain OCI approval before a new application for funding is initiated. Your Business Development Manager can guide you through the process.
• Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
          o SMEs may be Primary or Secondary Partners on multiple concurrent projects.
• National and Multi-National Enterprises (NEs and MNEs)
          o NEs and MNEs can be Primary or Secondary Partners on multiple concurrent projects.
• Publicly-funded Post-Secondary Academic Institutions (as Secondary Partners only)
• Municipalities
• Indigenous Communities
• Not-For-Profit Organizations
How to Apply: 

The AV R&D Partnership Fund (Stream 2) contributes up to one-third of eligible project costs for approved projects up to a maximum of $1,000,000, with the remainder contributed by Applicants and/or Partners. Project funding can be used towards the development and demonstration of technologies in the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) sector, in the following Priority Areas:

• Mass light vehicles (e.g., cars, trucks and vans)

• Heavy duty vehicles (including commercial vehicles, trucks, buses, RVs and others used for goods movement)

• Transportation infrastructure

• Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

• Transit-supportive systems and vehicles

External Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
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