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Advanced Automation

Ontario Investing In Advanced Automotive and Transportation Sectors

Business Growth Initiative to Support Innovation and Competitiveness

Queens Park - Ontario is putting its Business Growth Initiative into action by making critical investments to strengthen competitiveness and support innovation in the automotive and transportation sectors.

Minister Brad Duguid was at Dynaplas Ltd., an auto parts company in Scarborough, to highlight Business Growth Initiative investments focused on building a world-leading automotive and transportation innovation ecosystem in Ontario. These include:

The Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Program, a $5-million, two-year program to help smaller auto parts companies adopt the latest technologies and close technological gaps. This will help companies increase their productivity, adapt quickly to market changes and take advantage of new opportunities with larger manufacturers.

Committing $10 million to the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium, a centre to support R&D and commercialization of technologies — such as lightweighting and autonomous software — in partnership with the federal and Quebec governments.

Ontario’s five-year, $400-million Business Growth Initiative will grow the economy and create jobs by promoting an innovation-based economy, helping small companies scale up and modernizing regulations for businesses.

Supporting a globally competitive auto sector is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.

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