Money for electric vehicle related technologies

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About the program


Receive up to $1 million in funding toward the development, testing and validation of electric vehicle (EV) and battery-focused technologies.
The R&D Partnership Fund – Electric Vehicle (EV) – Stream 2 Program supports projects related to the development and demonstration of technologies in electric vehicles (EV) and battery manufacturing technologies in the following priority areas:

  • Mass light vehicles, such as cars, trucks and vans
  • Heavy duty vehicles, including commercial vehicles, trucks, buses, recreational vehicles (RVs), and others used for goods movement
  • Charging infrastructure
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Transit-supportive systems and vehicles

Examples of EV and battery-focused technologies, and other EV related technologies:

  • Light weighting
  • Electrified powertrains, electric motors, transmission systems, battery management systems
  • EV batteries, battery materials and chemistry, component manufacturing processes
  • Charging systems and EV fleet management technologies
  • Hydrogen and alternative fuel cell EVs
  • Electric micro-mobility

Eligible Applicants

  • Applicants are Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) defined as having fewer than 500 global, full-time employees.
  • Applicants are required to have operations in Ontario and carry out their project in Ontario.

Eligible partners

  • Small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • National and multinational enterprises (NEs and MNEs)
  • Academic institutions (as clients only)
  • Municipalities
  • Indigenous communities
  • Not-for-profit organizations representing industry
  • Crown Corporations
  • Transit Authorities

Additional partners can also join the project.  There is no limit on the number of partners. Partnerships should represent significant potential commercial opportunities for all parties.

Eligible Projects

  • One applicant and a minimum of one partner, as defined above.
  • Stream 2 supports a total budget of up to $3,000,000 over 24 months.
  • This program is not intended to prove feasibility or for basic technology research. Projects should be at Technology Readiness Level 3-9.
  • Typical project activities include technology development, demonstration, product/service validation, testing, and piloting.
  • Applicant and Partners should demonstrate close collaboration and scalable outcomes with high potential for commercialization, strong commercial pull, competitive advantage and alignment with intended program benefits.
  • Eligible projects MUST include demonstration of actual products that can be showcased in Ontario at events, on the road, to OCI and its partners, and/or at customer sites.

How to apply

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