Leading-edge technology sectors
Building on more than a century of automotive manufacturing, Canada helps drive the world’s automotive future. Canada’s automotive industry offers well-established, reliable supply chains and easy access to global markets. Ranked among the top 20 vehicle-producing countries in the world, Canada is home to breakthrough advances in battery electric vehicle (EV), fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), and connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) technology. Canada is the #1 in the world for autonomous vehicle partnerships, #1 in government-funded autonomous vehicle pilot projects and #6 globally for heavy duty electric vehicle production.
Canada places significant importance on sustainable mobility, given its position as the second largest automotive market in North America. Extensive research efforts are directed towards reducing the environmental impact of vehicles and transportation systems. The country’s focus is on developing cleaner technologies, including electric propulsion, biofuels, and autonomous vehicles, which play a crucial role in the fight against climate change and the transition to a low-carbon economy. Through these research initiatives, Canada strives to lead the way in promoting greener and more sustainable mobility solutions for the future.
Administered by the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), the program builds upon Ontario’s position as a world-leading automotive manufacturing and supports the development and demonstration of automotive technologies and mobility solutions. OVIN capitalizes on the economic potential of advanced automotive technologies and smart mobility solutions such as connected and autonomous vehicles (C/Avs), and electric and low-carbon vehicle technologies, while enabling the province’s transportation and infrastructure networks to plan for and adapt to this evolution.
Our specialists with an expertise in the automotive and transportation sectors can assist you in your efforts to promote your R&D and/or innovation activities by helping you identifying your qualified SR&ED activities and expenditures and assist in the process of obtaining specific financing for the sector. Through global support, FI Group can give you all the answers and opportunities. For a virtual or in-person meeting to optimize your company journey, contact us.