The Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility (CITM) is a division of Hamilton's Innovation Factory. The Centre provides business and technical advisory services and resources to Ontario-based startups and small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with the aim of accelerating the development of connected and autonomous, multi-modal and integrated mobility technology solutions or business models.
RESOURCES BY STAGE
At CITM, we help innovative startups navigate the first steps to building a viable business and we're dedicated to seeing them succeed.
WHAT IS AVIN?
AVIN (Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network) brings together industry, academia, and governments to capitalize on the economic opportunities of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (C/AV), while supporting the province's transportation systems and infrastructure in adapting to these emerging technologies.
WHAT IS A REGIONAL TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT SITE?
A core part of AVIN are Regional Technology Development Sites (RTDSs), of which CITM is 1 of 6 located across the province, that enable Ontario-Based small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop, prototype, and validate new technologies, access specialized equipment (hardware and software), and obtain business and technical advice in the autonomous and connected vehicle sector.
Each site supports the development of new technologies and has a unique focus area:
Durham Region - human-machine interface (HMI) and user experience located at Spark Centre.
Hamilton - Multi-modal and integrated mobility located at Innovation Factory.
Ottawa - vehicular networks and communications located at Invest Ottawa.
Southwestern Ontario - cybersecurity and cross-border technologies located at Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation (WEEDC).
Toronto - artificial intelligence for connected and automated vehicles located at MaRS Discovery District.
Waterloo - high-definition (HD) mapping and localization located at Communitech.
"Supporting startups that are developing multimodal and integrated mobility solutions for autonomous and connected vehicles is a seamless fit for Ontario as we produce 2.3M vehicles per year, are home to over 20,000 IT companies, and have more than 700 innovative auto parts manufacturers – extending that leadership into C/AVs is a natural evolution" - David Carter, Executive Director, Innovation Factory
UPCOMING EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
AV R&D PARTNERSHIP FUND
Stream 1 supports projects of up to one year in duration, with up to $100,000 in funding - which must be matched at a minimum of 1:1 by the applicant - to be used towards the development and demonstration of technologies in the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (C/AV) sector.
The Talent Development stream provides funding for company- or institution-based interns and fellows who are currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, publicly-funded Ontario colleges and universities to gain real-world industry experience that solve industry problems related to Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (C/AV) technologies.
The AVIN Technology Demonstration Zone, located in Stratford, Ontario, is a site where Ontario-based companies with connected and automated vehicle (C/AV) technologies can test, validate and showcase innovative products. The call for technology has opened.
ABOUT THIS SITE
Centre for Integrated Transportation
and Mobility is funded by: