Ontario is poised to become a leader in automotive technologies and smart mobility solutions as the province’s transportation and infrastructure networks plan and adapt for a radical transformation.
The Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) has developed programs and resources to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as they develop, test, and commercialize their products and solutions.
This session will focus on why Ontario is an ideal location for economic growth in this sector, and how AVIN and its constituent Regional Technology Development Sites are poised to support SMEs with specific programs related to funding, talent development, and commercializing products and solutions for winter conditions.
This session is suitable for SMEs looking for financial, human capital, or technical support as they develop, test, validate, and commercialize their products and technologies.
Attendees of this session will gain insights on:
Dan Ruby joined OCI as a Business Development Manager in 2016, and AVIN as the Sector Manager for Automotive and Mobility Innovation in 2019. In his current role, Dan works with the six AVIN RTDS sites and helps develop and manage projects on behalf of the AVIN R&D funding streams. Dan’s prior role was Economic Development Manager for the City of Vaughan, responsible for the Innovative Research, Development and Design convergence sector. Dan was responsible for leading the development of the Vaughan International Commercialization Centre (VICC) initiative. In his previous role as the Managing Business Consultant for the York Small Business Enterprise Centre, Dan worked with thousands of companies to help them bring their products and services to market, including funding support and business planning.