Ontario Centre of Innovation

Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN)

The Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) builds upon Ontario’s position as a world-leading automotive manufacturing and supply jurisdiction in addition to the large cluster of information and communication technology companies operating in the province.

Streams

AVIN’s five distinct programs focus on supporting the development and demonstration of C/AV technologies, including infrastructure, related to the following Priority Areas: commercially-ready technologies for application in mass light vehicles (e.g., cars, trucks and vans), heavy-duty vehicles (including commercial vehicles, trucks, buses, recreational vehicles (RVs) and others used for goods movement), transportation infrastructure, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and transit-supportive systems and vehicles in Ontario.

learn more about avin

Learn how AVIN is bridging Ontario’s automotive and technology industry strengths to shape and drive the future of its automotive and mobility sector.

Contact a Program Lead

Martin Lord
Senior Sector Manager, Automotive and Mobility Innovation
MLord@oc-innovation.ca
416 629 3126

Dan Ruby
Sector Manager, Automotive and Mobility Innovation
DRuby@oc-innovation.ca
416 799 9194

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Other OCI Programs

ENCQOR 5G

ENCQOR 5G (Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Québec and Ontario for Research and Innovation) is a transformational Canada-Québec-Ontario partnership focused on research and innovation in the field of 5G disruptive technologies, on adoption initiatives and system uses. ENCQOR establishes the first Canadian pre-commercial corridor of 5G digital infrastructure — the key to making the digital economy a reality. 

Next Generation Network Program (NGNP)

The Next Generation Network (NGN) Demonstration Program is designed to support Ontario- based small- and medium -sized enterprises (SMEs) to use the CENGN testbed to further develop proof-of-concept or demonstration projects that could lead to new technologies, products, processes and/or services. 

Market Readiness (MR)

The Market Readiness Co-Investment Fund invests directly in academic affiliated start-up companies to further their early-stage commercialization and support their growth into a scalable business.

Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP)

The Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) program helps companies develop, implement and commercialize technical innovations by supporting partnerships between Ontario’s industry and publicly funded post-secondary institutions. VIP projects are intended to generate economic benefit for companies in Ontario (including job creation/retention, new revenue generation, investment attraction, cost savings, value chain development), in the short-to-medium term (e.g. within three years of project completion). 

TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP) – NGNP

The TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP) stream of the Next Generation Network Program (NGNP) provides support for current college and university students and recent undergraduate or Masters graduates, to work on industry-driven research and development projects related to Next Generation Network (NGN) technologies at Ontario-based SMEs using the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) platform.