OVIN AT COMMUNITECH

Will your product help reduce the number of traffic-related injuries?

Whether you’re working on electric, connected/autonomous vehicles or other mobility solutions, we can help.

Connect with a member of our team to discuss your company needs and access specialized services. 

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Join our ecosystem and unlock access to all sorts of specialized data-related services.

    Data science support

    Access to data science experts who can clean, organize, label and transform your data

    Mentorship

    Mentorship and trusted advice from our Data Growth Coaches

    Product development support

    Access to data to support product development

    Free cloud credits

    Free cloud credits (up to $10K) to build, experiment and scale your product plus (up to $5K) 24/7 access to developers and cloud-support engineers

    Talent

    Tap into world-class talent coming out of Ontario's academic institutions to strengthen your team and reduce the cost of hiring.

    Funding

    Identify and access non-dilutive capital to develop and demonstrate how your solution will increase the safety of automotive and transportation systems.

    Being part of our community also allows you to tap into our network and gain first access to programs such as our Future of Cities collaborative.

      Who qualifies for this program?

      Through the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) – a provincial program that supports the development and demonstration of automotive technologies and mobility solutions – Communitech offers specialized programming for Ontario startups and scale-ups working on: 

      • Technologies for application in mass light vehicles (cars, trucks and vans) 
      • Heavy-duty vehicles (commercial vehicles, trucks, buses, recreational vehicles, and others used for goods movement) 
      • Transportation infrastructure 
      • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) 
      • Transit-supportive systems and vehicles

      Connect with a member of our team to discuss your business needs and access specialized services. 

      Data wrangling

      We live in a data-driven world, but the reality is that data can be a dirty, inconsistent mess, and a huge obstacle for startups looking to use that data to fuel their AI and machine-learning innovations.

      We help make this challenging process easier. Whether you’re looking for trusted advice, mentorship, or need help cleaning, organizing and transforming data, we can help.

      Communitech has partnered with a select number of data science vendors who are ready to meet with you to understand your business and data problem and identify ways to make your data work for you.

      We help tech companies:

      • Clean and label data sets required for ML/AI model development.
      • Rapidly enrich, train and manage your machine-learning models and proofs of concept.
      • Create reports and dashboards to help communicate and visualize your data.
      • Create synthetic training data for computer vision to develop deep-learning models more quickly and cheaply than with real-world data.

      Our vendors are: Ample Insight and BeamData.

      Fill out a form to see if you qualify for the OVIN program.

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      This service was incredible. Communitech outlined the program, defined the steps and made the whole process from start to finish simple and easy. This service allowed us to refine our new product, and elevate how it will be used with customers. All programs should be this simple, effective and high-value.”

      —Cory Skinner, CEO, FactR

      OpenHDMaps 

      Access a rich set of geospatial data.

      OpenHDMaps is an innovative, non-proprietary platform for compiling the richest, most complete HD mapping dataset. It provides Ontario-based companies with an opportunity to engage with the autonomous vehicle ecosystem. Continuous improvements of HD mapping datasets are made through a co-operative, community-based process, and new data is continually shared by participating organizations.

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      Working in the mobility space? We can help connect you to state-of-the-art 5G infrastructure and an advanced computing testbed. 

      As Ontario’s flagship initiative for the automotive and mobility sector, the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) is driving economic development and catalyzing a future that builds safer, cleaner and more efficient transportation.

      The Regional Technology Development Sites (RTDS) support small- to medium-sized companies to develop, test and prototype their advanced automotive technologies and smart mobility solutions, and tap into specific advice, expertise and knowledge around key focus areas for the sector.

      The seven RTDS are located in Waterloo, Ottawa, Hamilton, Durham, Windsor-Essex, Toronto and the newly added Northern RTDS that includes Greater Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Timmins, Temiskaming Shores, Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay. Each regional site focuses on a unique aspect of the automotive and smart mobility sector, such as hardware, security, data analytics and more.

      Thank you to our partners

      The OVIN Network of Regional Technology Development Sites offer a wide range of support to help you develop, prototype and validate new technologies, as well as access specialized equipment (hardware and software).

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      Thanks to the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) for funding this Regional Technology Development Site, delivered on behalf of the Government of Ontario through OCI.

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      FAQ

      You do not need to be a member to apply or participate in the OVIN program. Companies that are accepted into the program will have the opportunity to become Communitech members.

      The OVIN program is open to Ontario startups and scale-ups with fewer than 500 employees. Non-Ontario companies that meet the criteria are encouraged to reach out to Mauro Rossi to get connected with suitable data services and alternative support options.

      Whether you’re looking for trusted advice or mentorship, or need help cleaning, organizing and transforming data, we can help you use data to build or enhance your tech solution.

      We are always happy to meet to understand your business and data problem and identify ways to make your data work for you.