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AVIN at Communitech

AVIN (The Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network) is an Ontario provincial program designed to help companies test, develop and deploy products and services related to autonomous vehicles (CAVs).

Autonomous vehicles and HD mapping

Its six Regional Technology Development Sites (RTDS) allow companies to develop, prototype, and validate new technologies, access specialized equipment and obtain business and technical advice. With a focus on high-definition (HD) mapping and localization, Waterloo Region is one of these sites.

Through AVIN at Communitech, Ontario-based companies can:

  • Access funds to develop new CAV products and technologies in the HD mapping space.
  • Access to specialized equipment, hardware, and software to prototype, test and validate technologies.
  • Access business and technical advisory services to assist in commercialization.
  • Find and access data.
  • Connect you to other Regional Technology Development Sites of interest.

Open HD mapping - call for companies

In partnership with the University of Waterloo, Waterloo EDC and Ecopia, we’re compiling the richest, most complete HD map, and making it available on a non-proprietary platform. 

We’re looking for companies who wish to access and/or contribute data.

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AVIN Waterloo Ventures at Communitech 

Looking for funds to accelerate your product development? Access up to $50,000 with AVIN Waterloo Ventures at Communitech.

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Meet the companies paving the way for the future of autonomous vehicles 

    Data Concierge

    Find data to support your HD mapping product by contacting Communitech’s Data Concierge.

    Access the Data Concierge

    Access mentorship to help solve your data challenges

    Our Data Growth Coaches will work directly with you to determine how your business can get the maximum benefit from open or proprietary data.  

    Data Growth Coaches

    TalentEdge Internship Program

    Tap into world-class talent coming out of Ontario's publicly-funded post-secondary institutions to strengthen the capacity of your team to develop new products, services and processes in the digital economy.

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      Communitech is here to help

      Connect with us to:

      Mauro Rossi

      Have questions?

      Mauro Rossi is happy to help.

      Director, Advanced Technology Platforms | Email Mauro Rossi or call +1 (519) 888-9944

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

      Thanks to the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) for funding this Regional Technology Development Site, delivered on behalf of the Government of Ontario through OCE, enabling OpenHDMapping to launch.