Future of Transportation and Mobility Series
Held annually, The Future of Transportation and Mobility Event Series explores and promotes a variety of topics and solutions to help accelerate the future of the connected and autonomous technology sector. The series — which features a new theme each year — is designed to engage decision-makers, industry, government, innovators and academia to explore opportunities affecting critical sectors of the economy in preparation for disruption in the transportation and mobility industries.
Supply Chain: Autonomous Goods and Services Movement
The third annual Future of Transportation and Mobility Series event explored the future of goods movement and the supply chain, addressing the state of autonomous vehicle technologies from the first mile to the last, as we foster change and challenge the opportunities to bring the use of connected and autonomous technologies to reality. The event featured virtual keynotes, panels and networking with industry, entrepreneurs, government and academia.
This event was co-hosted by Innovation Factory’s Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility (CITM), the Ontario Tech University (OTU), Spark Centre and Durham College.
The event was supported by Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN). AVIN brings together industry, academia, and governments to capitalize on the economic opportunities of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (C/AV) while supporting the province’s transportation systems and infrastructure in adapting to these emerging technologies.
The Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility (CITM) is a division of Hamilton's Innovation Factory. The Centre provides business and technical advisory services and resources to Ontario-based startups and small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with the aim of accelerating the development of connected and autonomous, multi-modal and integrated mobility technology solutions or business models.
Innovation Factory is a non-profit business accelerator, serving as the catalyst for tech innovation in the greater Hamilton area since 2011. Innovation Factory provides business services, training and mentorship to help entrepreneurs with advanced manufacturing, clean tech, information tech, life science and social innovations to bring their ideas to market, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs.
Durham Regional Technology Development Site (DRTDS) is a consortium between Spark Centre, Ontario Tech University, Ontario Tech University’s Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) and Durham College that is part of the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) administered by Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI). The Durham RTDS works with a host of industry partners to further the development and commercialization of new technologies that contribute to the Human Machine Interface (HMI) and User Experience for connected and autonomous vehicles. Specifically, the Durham RTDS focuses on the interaction of Connected and Automated Vehicles (C/AVs) with users and their surrounding communities, contributing to the adoption of Smart Mobility solutions that address current community challenges while preparing for mobility of the future.
Spark Centre provides business and technical advisory services and resources to Ontario-based startups and small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with the aim of accelerating the development of human-machine interface (HMI) and user experience.
Durham College is the premier post-secondary destination for students to succeed in a dynamic and supportive learning environment. Their graduates develop the professional and personal skills needed to realize meaningful careers and make a difference in the world.
Ontario Tech University is a modern, forwarding-thinking university. We advance the discovery and application of knowledge to accelerate economic growth, regional development and social innovation. Ontario Tech’s ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel is helping the Oshawa and Durham Region transition from a traditional automotive manufacturing base to one focused on engineering research and the promise of rapidly evolving advanced technologies like aerodynamics, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, vehicle electrification, and more.