Gatik was awarded $997,706 in support through Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network’s (AVIN) R&D Partnership Fund, along with $8,000,000 in industry contribution, to winterize its autonomous driving technology. To support the work of this project, Gatik has also made use of AVIN’s regional sites across the province to access R&D resources, tools, and equipment as well as leveraged AVIN to bring on-board highly skilled Ontario talent.
The Ontario government is helping Gatik winterize its proprietary autonomous driving technology, and accelerate R&D efforts to test, measure and demonstrate the operational efficiencies generated by autonomous delivery adoption. The funding and access to R&D resources is accelerating the development and commercialization of Gatik’s autonomous driving technology for deployment in Ontario’s cold weather conditions, at a time when autonomous, contactless delivery of essential items is more important than ever to Canadians.
Having recently moved into a world-class, 12,000 square foot research facility in the west-end of Toronto, Gatik has laid down firm roots in Ontario’s tech ecosystem. Over the past 12 months its team size has doubled and the company expects staff numbers to double again this year. Gatik’s partnership with AVIN is helping the company attract and retain Ontario’s finest engineering talent and create significant long-term economic opportunities in the province.