Comments on Funding:
Funding is up to one-third of eligible project costs, for approved projects, up to a maximum of $100,000 over a maximum of 12 months, with the remainder contributed by Applicants and/or Partners.
The applicant must be:
Project eligibility criteria:
SMEs may partner with other SMEs, national and multi-national enterprises (NEs and MNEs), publicly-funded post-secondary academic institutions, municipalities, indigenous communities, not-for-profit organizations. Partners for academic institution applicants can only be SMEs, NEs, or MNEs.
An SME may be an Applicant on only one AV R&D Partnership Fund or WinterTech Development Program project at a time.
Applicants must submit:
- The application
- A signed Letter of Support (LOS) from contributing Partner organizations, confirming financial commitment to the project, activities, duration, resources as a “Project Contributor/Partner”, and acknowledgement of the requirement to sign the standard OCE funding agreement.
Other Things to Note:
- Stream 1 applications may be submitted at any time and are evaluated periodically.
- Ontario Centers of Excellence (OCE) changed name to Ontario Centers of Innovation (OCI).
Closed -> Refurbished under OVIN, Research and Development (R&D) Partnership Fund with 3 streams:
a) C/AV & Smart Mobility stream and WinterTech stream, both Closed for Applications until Fiscal Year 2022-2023.
b) EV stream – EOI submission deadline January 6, 2022 (passed).