Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) WinterTech Development Program

Receive up to $500,000 in Grant Funding.

The Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN)’s WinterTech Development Program is an Ontario government funding program designed to support projects related to the development, validation, testing, demonstration, and prototyping of mobility technologies and services designed to meet the unique demands of winter weather conditions.

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WinterTech Development Program

Amount of Funding

Successful applicants may receive the following:

  • Funding up to one-third of the eligible project costs up to a maximum of $500,000 in co-investment support;
  • Funding may be allotted over a maximum of 24 months (two years);
  • A minimum 2:1 cash match by applicants and/or partners is required; and
  • The match must come from private sector contributions.
Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

WinterTech Development Program

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible applicants and partners must meet these required criteria:

  • Applicants and partners must both be SMEs with less than 500 employees that are full time equivalent (FTE) with a maximum annual revenue of $50 million;
  • National and multinational enterprises (NEs and MNEs) are permitted to be partners;
  • Institutions that are publicly funded;
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Indigenous communities; and
  • Municipalities.
Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

WinterTech Development Program

Eligible Activities

Projects may be eligible if:

  • They last a maximum of 24 months;
  • They are at a minimum of a technology readiness level (TRL) of 3-9;
  • Related to technology, products, and service validation; and
  • All projects must include proof that actual products may be showcased in customer sites, at tradeshows, etc.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

WinterTech Development Program

Program Deadline

Currently closed until a new round of intakes is announced for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. The WinterTech Development Program contains two stages: an Expression of Interest (EOI) and a Full Application. The program hosts one annual intake of EOIs which, if successful, are called forward to the Full Application stage.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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