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Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN)
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Canada Revenue Agency - Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR & ED)
Ministry of Research and Innovation
National Resource Council of Canada - Industrial Research Assistance Program
Ontario Centres of Excellence
Precarn Incorporated - Successful Innovation through Collaboration
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)
AUTO21 is a national research initiative supported by the Government of Canada through the Networks of Centres of Excellence Directorate and more than 110 industry, government and institutional partners. AUTO21 was formed to focus Canadian research expertise on the task of improving and enhancing the global competitiveness of the Canadian automotive industry. The Network currently supports over 265 top researchers working at 42 academic institutions, government research facilities and private sector research labs across Canada. The AUTO21 Administrative Centre is responsible for the daily operations of AUTO21 and is located on the campus of its host institution, the University of Windsor.
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. Ontario’s high-quality post-secondary institutions, first class talent, innovative small and medium sized enterprises and infrastructure to support entrepreneurship ensures that the province is uniquely-positioned to capture the economic opportunity of the connected and automated vehicle (C/AV) technology space and lead the global mobility evolution. Through resources such as research and development (R&D) funding, talent development, technology acceleration, business and technical supports, and demonstration grounds, AVIN provides a competitive advantage to Ontario-based C/AV companies – allowing Ontario to reinforce its position as a North American leader in transformative automotive technologies, as well as transportation and infrastructure systems.
The Business Development Bank of Canada's mission is to help create and develop Canadian small and medium enterprises(SMEs) through timely and relevant financial and management services. The mission consists of seven sub-components focussing on clientele, products and services, human resources, organization, communications, partnerships and financial responsibility. The BDC's vision is to make a significant contribution to the success of dynamic and innovative entrepreneurship for the benefit of all Canadians.
The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program is a federal tax incentive program to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development in Canada that will lead to new, improved, or technologically advanced products or processes. The SR&ED program is the largest single source of federal government support for industrial research and development. Claimants can apply for SR&ED investment tax credits for expenditures such as wages, materials, machinery, equipment, some overhead, and SR & ED contracts.
The Ministry of Research and Innovation was created to focus on the government's commitment to innovation as the driver of growth across all sectors of the economy.
The Ministry's mandate is to:
- Develop an integrated innovation strategy and guide its delivery;
- Invest in both policies and programs to deliver on the innovation strategy; and
- Foster a culture of innovation and showcase Ontario's innovative culture, nationally and internationally.
The NRC:IRAP offers support in the form of:
- Assistance in accessing technical and business related information
- Assistance in developing plans for new or improved technology
- Non-Repayable Contributions for Research and Development (R&D) Projects
- Non-Repayable Contributions for hiring young recent College/University Graduate
- Local Representative: Vladimir Franjo; Telephone: 519-971-2015
The Ontario Centres of Excellence is the pre-eminent research-to-commercialization vehicle in Ontario. Created in response to Ontario's most critical competitive challenges, their mission is to:
- Facilitate economic growth through support for industrially relevant R&D;
- Open new market opportunities and commercialization of leading edge discovery;
- Build strong industry and academic relationships; and
- Stimulate knowledge transfer through the development of bright minds, moving their skills to the market.
Precarn Incorporated is an independent not-for-profit company that supports the pre-commercial development of leading-edge technologies. Precarn works with Canadian companies who are seeking to commercialize their ideas to get an edge in global markets. Unlike other research funding programs, Precarn uses a collaborative model that includes a developer, a customer and an academic research partner in every project. This collaboration accelerates development, reduces risk and shares the cost of R&D. Precarn provides access to an extensive national network of world-class researchers, innovative companies, and sources of funding.
SDTC's mission is to act as the primary catalyst in building a sustainable development technology infrastructure in Canada. They do much more than simply fund groundbreaking technologies. They work closely with an ever-growing network of stakeholders and partners to build the capacity of Canadian clean-technology entrepreneurs, helping them form strategic relationships, formalize their business plans, and build a critical mass of sustainable development capability in Canada.