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Upcoming Events

  • Information Session - Connected Vehicle/Autonomous Vehicle Program

    Helping the province's transportation industry grow and succeed is part of the Ontario government's plan to invest in people, invest in infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate. The Connected Vehicle/Autonomous Vehicle (CVAV) Program encourages business and academic institutions to develop and commercialize innovations in connected and autonomous vehicle technologies, with a focus on projects that show a strong potential for commercialization. Offered by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Economic Development Employment and Infrastructure, the CVAV Program funds industry-led projects.

    More information will be provided via webcast on Thursday August 6, 2015. This webcast will include the latest in CVAV Program updates, and ITS developments at the Ontario Ministry of Transportation; an overview of 2 projects funded during the pilot phase, an overview of the Program and a Q&A session.


    Date: Thursday August 6, 2015
    Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
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  • Accessibility Innovation Showcase

    A disability can affect anyone at any stage throughout their life.

    The Accessibility Innovation Showcase is a first-of-its kind event hosted by the Ontario government to raise the profile of accessibility, demonstrate advances in technology and market-ready innovations, and stimulate investment and growth of the industry.

    Coinciding with the 2015 Parapan American Games and in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this high profile three-day event (August 8-10, 2015) will bring together top innovators, investors, local and international dignitaries, government and the public. Admission to the event is free and requires no registration.

    This is a unique opportunity for:
    - Innovators to showcase and pitch their products while building valuable business networks
    - Investors to preview new ready-for-market products
    - The public to experience and learn about accessibility technology first-hand

    Located at the MaRS Discovery District, this Showcase features both a public and industry-focused program including: exclusive investment and networking opportunities, interactive demonstrations, kids zone, sports zone, speaker series, hack-a-thon, rapid prototyping and public tours.
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