AV R&D Partnership Fund - Stream 2
Program OverviewAs a pillar of the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN), the AV R&D Partnership Fund will support projects related to the development and demonstration of technologies in the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (C/AV) sector, in the following Priority Areas:
- 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)
- Transit-supportive systems and vehicles.
For eligible project Applicants and Partners:
- Commercialization of Ontario-made technologies
- Demonstration of Ontario-made technologies to potential customers
- Relationships with researchers to extend company R&D
- Marketable solutions to current challenges
- Public/private partnerships
- Increased road safety
- Better road condition monitoring
- Better collection and analysis of transportation-related information
- Innovative new products and services to reduce driver distraction
- Reduced environmental and carbon footprint
How Funding WorksThe AV R&D Partnership Fund may support approved projects with up to $1,000,000 over a maximum of 24 months for Stream 2. All funds must be matched by a minimum 1:1 cash from Applicants and/or Partners. An application to Stream 2 can also embed a funding request for interns and fellows from the AVIN Talent Development program.
- Minimum one Applicant and a Partner (An Applicant is an SME (generally defined as having fewer than 500 full-time employees) with a minimum 1:1 cash match by Applicants and/or Partners.
- Applicants and Partners required to have operations and carry out their projects in Ontario.
- Projects can be up to 24 months in duration.
- This program is not intended for research to prove feasibility or basic technology research. Projects should be at Technology Readiness Level 3-7 (proof of concept; 7: operational environment functional demonstration).
- Typical project activities include: technology development, demonstration, product/service validation, testing, and proof of concept.
- Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
- National and Multi-National Enterprises (NEs and MNEs)
- Publicly-funded Post-Secondary Academic Institutions
- Indigenous Communities
- Not-For-Profit Organizations