CITM Innovation Challenges


The Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility (CITM) Innovation Challenge program brings together industry and technology partners to solve the most pressing real-world transportation problems. Challenge winners will have access to pilots, in-kind and/or monetary funding, rich tech talent, resources, and other game-changing opportunities.

CITM’s Innovation Challenge program opens the door to new partners, ideas and other benefits for your business.

Apply to an open challenge and access partner resources, products, and platforms to strengthen your business. Collaborate with R&D teams and customers to pilot and refine your technology or even identify alternative paths to market for efficient product delivery.

Learn more about our recent challenges and partners, and stay tuned for our next round of challenges.

Scale your transportation tech with CITM's Innovation Challenges

Innovation Challenge


Quick Facts

  • Open to registered businesses
  • There is no cost to apply to participate
  • Application and judging process to be selected
  • Access pilots & partnerships
  • Smart sustainable transportation sector
  • Free to participate in the program 
14th Annual LiONS LAIR Pitch Competition and in-person Gala on September 26, 2024 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Tickets available on

Attend the 14th annual LiONS LAIR pitch competition

Since 2011, Innovation Factory’s LiONS LAIR has helped more than 150 startups launch and scale their businesses. This fall, join over 350 entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders to network over dinner and drinks, celebrate innovation, and watch finalists pitch live to a panel of judges to win cash and in-kind prizes.

When: September 26, 2024 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm 

Where: LiUNA Station – 360 James St. N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1H5

Celebrate BIG ideas that make a bigger impact at The Big DiF, Innovation Factory’s annual open house and client showcase. Join 250+ people from the Hamilton-Halton community to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation.

Join Innovation Factory's Annual Open House - The Big DiF!

Network with 250+ industry professionals, discover emerging solutions from our innovators, and celebrate entrepreneurship within the Hamilton-Halton ecosystem.

May 9, 2024 | 4:00pm – 8:00pm | Hamilton, Ontario