Stream 2: Research and Development (R&D) Partnership Fund – Electric Vehicle


Eligible Applicants

  • Applicants are Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) defined as having fewer than 500 global, full-time employees.
  • Applicants are required to have operations in Ontario and carry out their project in Ontario.

Eligible partners

  • Small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • National and multinational enterprises (NEs and MNEs)
  • Academic institutions (as clients only)
  • Municipalities
  • Indigenous communities
  • Not-for-profit organizations representing industry
  • Crown Corporations
  • Transit Authorities

Additional partners can also join the project.  There is no limit on the number of partners. Partnerships should represent significant potential commercial opportunities for all parties.

How to Apply: 

The R&D Partnership Fund - Electric Vehicle (EV) – Stream 2 Program supports projects related to the development and demonstration of technologies in electric vehicles (EV) and battery manufacturing technologies in the following priority areas:

  • Mass light vehicles, such as cars, trucks and vans
  • Heavy duty vehicles, including commercial vehicles, trucks, buses, recreational vehicles (RVs), and others used for goods movement
  • Charging infrastructure
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Transit-supportive systems and vehicles
External Deadline: 
Friday, September 9, 2022
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