OVIN at Communitech

Will your product help reduce the number of traffic-related injuries and fatalities?

Whether you’re working on electric, connected/autonomous vehicles or other mobility solutions, we can help.

Connect with a member of our team to discuss your company needs and access specialized services. 


Join our ecosystem and unlock access to all sorts of specialized data-related services.

    Data science support

    Access to data science experts that can clean, organize, label and transform your data.


    Mentorship and trusted advice from our Data Growth Coaches.

    Product development support

    Access to data to support product development.

    Free cloud credits

    Free cloud credits (up to $10K) to build, experiment and scale your product plus (up to $5K) 24/7 access to developers and cloud-support engineers.


    Tap into world-class talent coming out of Ontario's academic institutions to strengthen your team and reduce the cost of hiring.


    Identify and access non-dilutive capital to develop and demonstrate how your solution will increase the safety of automotive and transportation systems.

    Being part of our community also allows you to tap into our network and gain first access to programs like our Future of Cities collaborative.

      Who qualifies for this program

      Through the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) – a provincial program that supports the development and demonstration of automotive technologies and mobility solution – Communitech offers specialized programming for Ontario startups and scale-ups working on: 

      • Technologies for application in mass light vehicles (cars, trucks and vans) 
      • Heavy duty vehicles (commercial vehicles, trucks, buses, recreational vehicles, and others used for goods movement) 
      • Transportation infrastructure 
      • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) 
      • Transit-supportive systems and vehicles

      Connect with a member of our team to discuss your business needs and access specialized services. 

      Data Wrangling

      We live in a data-driven world, but the reality is that data can be a dirty, inconsistent mess, and a huge obstacle for startups looking to use that data to fuel their AI and machine-learning innovations.

      We help make this challenging process easier. Whether you’re looking for trusted advice, mentorship, or need help cleaning, organizing and transforming data, we can help.

      Communitech has partnered with a select number of data science vendors who are ready to meet with you to understand your business and data problem and identify ways to make your data work for you.

      We help tech companies:

      • Clean and label data sets required for ML/AI model development 
      • Rapidly enrich, train, and manage your machine learning models and proofs of concept 
      • Create reports and dashboards to help communicate and visualize your data 
      • Create synthetic training data for computer vision to develop deep learning models faster and cheaper than with real-world data.

      Our vendors are: Ample Insight and BeamData.

      Fill out a form to see if you qualify for the OVIN program.

      Qualify now


      Access a rich set of geospatial data

      OpenHDMaps is an innovative, non-proprietary platform for compiling the richest, most complete HD mapping dataset. It provides Ontario-based companies with an opportunity to engage with the autonomous vehicle ecosystem. Continuous improvements of HD mapping datasets are made through a cooperative, community-based process, and new data is continually shared by participating organizations.

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      As Ontario’s flagship initiative for the automotive and mobility sector, OVIN, the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network, is driving economic development and catalyzing a future that builds safer, cleaner, and more efficient transportation.

      The Regional Technology Development Sites (RTDS) support SMEs to develop, test and prototype their advanced automotive technologies and smart mobility solutions, and tap into specific advice, expertise and knowledge around key focus areas for the sector.

      The seven RTDS are located in Waterloo, Ottawa, Hamilton, Durham, Windsor-Essex, Toronto and the newly added Northern RTDS that includes Greater Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Timmins, Temiskaming Shores, Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay. Each regional site focuses on a unique aspect of the automotive and smart mobility sector, such as hardware, security, data analytics and more.

      Thank you to our partners

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

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      Thanks to the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) for funding this Regional Technology Development Site, delivered on behalf of the Government of Ontario through OCI.

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