Type of Program:



This program provides Ontario-based startups and scale-ups using HD mapping technologies up to $50,000 in funding with a 1:1.5 match thanks to the Autonomous Vehicle Integration Network (AVIN).

There are 3 application streams:

  1. 1
    Self-Healing Maps,
  2. 2
    Smart Cities and Mobility,
  3. 3
    Open call for other project applications.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $50,000 with a 1:1.5 match.

When It Ends:



Rolling deadline


Applicant must:

  • be Ontario-based incorporated startups or scale-ups (under 500 employees);
  • have not received previous financial support through the AVIN Ventures at Communitech program;
  • be currently using or have identified future opportunities to use mapping technology and data driven maps in products or services;
  • plan to use the program for product development, sourcing first customers and solving real business needs (support is not eligible for use for marketing and/or sales activities);
  • have registered for the AVIN program with the Waterloo Regional Technology Development Zone: AVIN Registration. Select Regional Technology Development Zone under "participation type" and select Waterloo.

Applications Steps:


Applicants must submit the online application form and supporting documentation at AVIN Waterloo Program .

Other Things to Note:

Open for Applications (accepted at any time).
The AVIN Waterloo Ventures Program is offered through the Ontario Centres of Innovation (OCI) RTDS partners: Communitech, University of Waterloo WatCAR and the Waterloo Economic Development Corporation.


About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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