Category: OVIN News
Invest WindsorEssex partners with Virtualware to accelerate VR CAVE capabilities for the automobility sector
The use of virtual reality across all industry sectors brings more interactivity, flexibility and connectivity to work, without compromising the sense of presence. VR is driving widespread changes to allow companies to leverage their digital assets and improve processes such as prototyping, reviewing design, product development, training and promotion of products and services.
OCI Partnership Helping to Accelerate Equity in the Auto Sector
Accelerate Auto’s mission is to advance career opportunities for Black people in the auto industry while tackling the systemic racism that is hampering progress. Their work involves actively promoting the automotive and mobility industry to Black talent in high schools and post-secondary schools, collaborating with educational institutions, connecting students to scholarships and mentorship opportunities, advocating for greater equity in the sector to industry groups and employers and more.
NORCAT and Partners Unite to Improve Safety, Productivity, and Sustainability in the Global Mining Industry
NORCAT, the global leader in skilled labour training and development and innovation services, together with their technology partners, are excited to announce the launch of the Mining Technology Innovation Challenge, a Canada-wide competition for innovators to create 5G applications to enhance safety, productivity and operational improvements in the global mining industry.
First All-Canadian, Zero-Emission Concept Vehicle Designed in Ontario Unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show
Project Arrow, the first, all-Canadian, zero-emission connected vehicle, designed and built in Ontario, was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show, one of the largest and most influential technology events in the world. Project Arrow makes use of Ontario’s complete end-to-end automotive supply chain and demonstrates the province’s world-class automotive capabilities and innovation on a global stage.
Ontario investments in Regional Technology and Development sites across the province
The Government of Ontario announced an investment of $18 million through the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) toward the province’s seven Regional Technology and Development Sites (RTDS).
OVIN’s Regional Future Workforce Program to connect Ontario’s Automotive and Mobility Sectors with the Next Generation of Talent
The Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network’s (OVIN) newest initiative will help to bridge the gap between students and the automotive and mobility sectors. Today, as part of the Talent Sourcing & Attraction objective outlined in its Talent Strategy and Roadmap, OVIN has launched the Regional Future Workforce (RFW) Program. The program is a key part of Ontario’s Driving Prosperity auto plan, which is helping to equip workers with the skills they need to secure rewarding, high-paying jobs in the auto sector and broader supply chain.
Survey: Help Ontario update the Goods and Service Manual
The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) has created a questionnaire to collect your input on the latest terminology from the automotive supply chain. The terms you share will be used to update the Goods and Services Manual which assists applicants in compiling the statements of goods or services required to file a Canadian trademark application.
OVIN issues RFP for Upskilling Platform to support Ontario’s auto workforce
To meet workforce needs and to support economic recovery, OVIN is proposing the development of a made-in-Ontario Upskilling Platform for the automotive and mobility sector. This tool would support Ontario’s automotive and mobility talent pool in developing and building on new and existing skills that would support their growth in the workforce. Proposals are due August 8, 2022 at 12pm EDT. Read the full RFP on OCI’s website.
World Creativity & Innovation Day (#WCID)
21 years ago in Toronto, Canadian founder Marci Segal launched World Creativity & Innovation Day (#WCID) with an inspiring mandate: “to remind and encourage people to use their creativity to make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too”.
Rogers and OVIN Launch 5G Transportation Challenge
Rogers Communications and the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) have launched a 5G challenge for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that operate in Ontario to accelerate innovation in the automotive sector.
New Talent Strategy & Roadmap Aims to Strengthen Ontario’s Automotive and Mobility Sector, with a focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) is continuing to strengthen and grow Ontario’s automotive and mobility sector, while responding to the needs of its labour force.
Thales, Invision AI and MetroLinx Successfully Advance Autonomous Rail
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.