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AUTO21 Inc. 

AUTO21 Inc. oversees the AUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE), Canada’s automotive research and development program and the Connect Canada internship program. Since 2001, AUTO21 Inc. has actively engaged Canada’s automotive sector in applied, automotive R&D, creating a national community of expert automotive researchers who partner with automakers, parts and materials suppliers and public sector organizations. 

Through the AUTO21 NCE, AUTO21 Inc. has managed more than $75 million in Government of Canada funding and another $65 million in private and public-sector investments in automotive R&D. This funding has supported more than 150 research projects at universities across Canada, and provided unique training opportunities to more than 2,100 graduate student researchers.

AUTO21 Inc. is governed by an industry-led board of directors. Its administrative centre is located at the University of Windsor.


2016 Connect Canada is managed by AUTO21 Inc. and supported by the University of Windsor