Driving the future of automotive and mobility

As Ontario’s flagship initiative on automotive and smart mobility technologies, OVIN, the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network, is driving economic development and catalyzing a future that builds safer, cleaner, and more efficient transportation.

OPEN CALLS

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

OVIN has opened a call for proposals for the establishment of a new Regional Technology Development Site (RTDS) in Northern Ontario. This site will focus on battery and related technologies to Electric Vehicles (EVs), such as critical minerals.

The Northern RTDS will serve as a location to test, pilot and support the commercialization of technologies.

Ontario’s 2021 Budget announced further support for the auto sector by investing $56.4 million over the next four years to build on the successful elements of Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) and create the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN). OVIN’s expanded mandate will help foster the next generation of electric, connected, and autonomous vehicle and mobility technologies in Ontario.

Ontario talent, technology and innovation

Readying the future

Ontario has long been at the forefront of advanced automotive technologies and smart mobility innovation. With a century’s worth of expertise, world-renowned manufacturing and technological capabilities, and highly skilled talent, Ontario is unlocking the industry’s potential.

Helping companies succeed

“As a result of OVIN, Ontario is now a global leader in driving the future of automotive and mobility through the development of a model that leverages Ontario’s regional strengths and assets to support the commercialization of new technologies that will drive economic and social benefits in the province.”

– Grant Courville, VP, Products and Strategy, BlackBerry QNX

Explore Ontario’s ecosystem

By harnessing Ontario’s automotive and smart mobility ecosystem — including a regional network of technology development sites, leading industry expertise, and more — start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and global leaders can tap into a wide range of resources, capabilities, and opportunities.

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Join us on social media

On behalf of @ONgov, #OVIN is seeking proposals from interested parties to form the new Northern Ontario Regional Technology Development Site, focused on EV technologies. For more, visit: https://www.ovinhub.ca/regional-technology-development-sites/northern-rtds-call-for-proposals/

On behalf of @ONgov, #OVIN is seeking proposals from interested parties to form the new Northern Ontario Regional Technology Development Site, focused on EV technologies. For more, visit: https://www.ovinhub.ca/regional-technology-development-sites/northern-rtds-call-for-proposals/

Thrilled to welcome @APMACanada's Project Arrow, the first all-Canadian, zero-emission concept vehicle, into #OVIN; a flagship initiative by @ONgov that capitalizes on the opportunity for #Ontario in the future of the automotive and mobility sector. More: https://www.ovinhub.ca/ecosystem-overview/project-arrow/

Latest News and Events

News
Thales, Invision AI and MetroLinx Successfully Advance Autonomous Rail

Thales, Invision AI and MetroLinx Successfully Advance Autonomous Rail

September 30, 2021

Invision AI, a Toronto-based technology scale-up; Thales, a global leader in digital technologies; and Metrolinx, the regional transportation agency for the Province of Ontario, today announced the successful completion of the WinterTech Program, an 18-month collaboration to validate the functionality and reliability of a cutting edge rail-centric system providing enhanced situational awareness, safety enhancements and operational benefits, through all weather conditions.

Reports
Toward a Green Mobility Future: Drivers for Growth and Ontario’s Strengths

Toward a Green Mobility Future: Drivers for Growth and Ontario’s Strengths

December 8, 2021

As Ontario looks to transition to a more sustainable future, the province is working diligently on leveraging its resources to accelerate EV development and adoption in the province. This report also sheds light on the major strengths of Ontario as a global leader and partner toward reaching a green mobility future. Thanks to these numerous strengths, the world has been eyeing the province as a leading jurisdiction to partner with, learn from, and in which to establish businesses.

Events
Reuters Mobility 2021

Reuters Mobility 2021

October 26, 2021 @ 8:00 am

Reuters Events Mobility 2021 A sustainable and connected blueprint for zero emission mobility Reuters Events Mobility connects the leading federal, state city and transit leadership with the C-S...

Insights

Learn more about Ontario’s thriving automotive and mobility landscape with the latest news, OVIN-led research, thought-leadership, reports and more.

Economic impact

Through OVIN, Ontario-based start-ups and SMEs are realizing economic benefits and contributing to economic growth and prosperity in the province.

*As of March 31, 2021

1,880

JOBS CREATED AND/OR RETAINED*

$38.4M

IN REVENUE GROWTH CATALYZED FOR ONTARIO SMEs

372

ONTARIO SMEs SUPPORTED*

*As of March 31, 2021

Apply for programs

OVIN’s programs are a key ingredient to driving the commercialization of automotive technology and smart mobility solutions. Find out which program best suits your needs.

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Meet our team and collaborate with Ontario’s network of experts, innovators and entrepreneurs through social media and ongoing events.