Upcoming Events

  • November 28, 2017Toronto, ONAutonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) Partnering Forum

    Join leaders from the automotive industry and SMEs for potential partnerships that will drive Ontario’s competitive advantage in the auto sector.

    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is hosting a partnering forum to bring together potential collaborators eligible for the Autonomous Vehicle R&D Partnership Fund. As a part of the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN), the AV R&D Partnership Fund supports collaborative industry-led projects related to the research, development and demonstration of connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) technologies.

    AVIN will provide a competitive advantage to Ontario and allow it to reinforce its position as a North American leader in transformative automotive technologies, as well as transportation and infrastructure systems.

    Register now for the AVIN partnering forum and be part of the transformation of automotive technology.

  • November 28, 2017Online, ONAutomotive Component Sector Opportunities in India - Webinar

    Ontario's Ministry of International Trade and key partners will host a webinar on automotive component sector opportunities in India on November 28, 2017. Webinar presenters will offer insights on India’s swiftly changing automotive industry, major stakeholders and how to do business in the market. The country’s bold move to electrify all new vehicles by 2030 in order to manage rising levels of pollution will present opportunities for foreign companies to break into the market or expand their presence, although the road map for e-mobility is still evolving. The webinar will also discuss Ontario’s Automotive Trade Mission to India in February 2018, with a focus on electric vehicles, automation and AI, as well as government services and programs available to Ontario companies interested in exploring global markets.

    To register, please contact Ms. Fawzia Sheikh, Senior International Market Consultant Area Director - India | Export Services Branch, Ontario Ministry of International Trade, for more information: 416-314-2452 or


  • January 26, 2018Toronto, ONIT'S A START - Startup Pitch Competition

    Win $5K for your startup!

    IT’S A START is an exciting and interactive pitch competition taking place at Digifest 2018. They are looking for ideas from creative professionals, budding entrepreneurs, startups, students or recent graduates who have digital projects that they want to take to the next level. Whether your business is a Mobile App, Game, VR/AR Media, Content Property, Product, Digital Design, AI, or Robotics, they would love to hear your groundbreaking ideas.

    The deadline for applications is Friday, January 26, 2018 at 5 PM.

    Apply for IT’S A START 2018 at

  • April 30, 2018Toronto, ONDiscovery 2018
    Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference, held this year between April 30 and May 1, 2018. Hosted by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities.

    Garnering over 3,000 attendees and more than 500 exhibitors in 2017, Discovery is a showcase of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research from sectors such as health, manufacturing, digital media and cleantech, including energy, environment and water.

    Renowned keynote speakers and panels ignite discussion, knowledge-sharing and new perspectives. Networking opportunities feature key influencers from government, academia, industry and leading sectors.

    Discovery facilitates the exchange of ideas and encourages new ways to collaborate and push the boundaries of research and innovation through to demonstration and development. Creating a strong innovation economy is key to Ontario's future.

    Discovery is hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.

    More information about Discovery 2018.