Technologies in all segments of the automotive sector are advancing at a faster rate than ever before. This means research solutions must be innovative, cost-effective, and in ‘rapid response’ to meet industry needs. Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR) can help you keep pace through collaborative research opportunities or technical consultations.

How to initiate a research project:

  • Email WatCAR Managing Director with your project scope, which will remain confidential.
  • Once the research elements have been determined as suitable for collaboration, WatCAR will identify specific expert researchers.
  • From here WatCAR will coordinate a meeting to discuss and develop your proposal with researchers who have collaborative industry experience.

Note: At any point during this process, a Non-Disclosure Agreement can be entered into, ensuring full confidentiality.

In many instances, industry-led research projects are eligible for financial support. We will help you identify appropriate programs to maximize research support. There are a range of programs from our Canadian and Ontario Government funding partners.


WatCAR welcomes the opportunity to discuss potential research projects. To find out more about how we can help accelerate your research & development initiatives, please contact us.