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Historic ENCQOR partnership will launch Canada’s 5G communication highway

Digital technology partnership yields $400-million investment

About ENCQOR

ENCQOR (Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Québec and Ontario for Research and Innovation) is a transformational Canada-Québec-Ontario partnership focused on research and innovation in the field of 5G disruptive technologies, on adoption initiatives and system uses. ENCQOR establishes the first Canadian pre-commercial corridor of 5G digital infrastructure — the key to making the digital economy a reality. ENCQOR’s five-year strategy and unique focus on providing access to 5G networks to SMEs, researchers and academia means it is purpose-built not just for unlocking the technological promise of 5G in the near term, but for driving long-term economic growth in Québec and Ontario and in the broader Canadian innovation ecosystem.

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STreams

ENCQOR has four distinct streams focused on supporting small-to-medium sized enterprises across Ontario and Québec, assisting in the pre-development of research, collaboration and vital testing of 5G technologies.

Technology Development Projects

SMEs and academia/research centres can partner with the ENCQOR Anchor Firms to support the development, integration, testing and validation of pre-commercial technologies using ENCQOR 5G digital infrastructure and technology.

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Digital Innovation Hubs

Digital Innovation Hub sites will provide open access to state-of-the-art 5G infrastructure and technology, allowing pre-commercial development, testing and demonstration of the newest products and services in addition to a collaborative environment to support the sharing of ideas, concepts, and innovation.

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Demonstration Projects

Demonstration Projects are designed to support SMEs in testing and validation activities using the ENCQOR 5G iPaaS testbed in order to develop or advance new 5G technologies, products, processes, and services.

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Talent

Ontario students and recent graduates with real-world industry experience in the digital economy can apply their expertise, leading-edge knowledge and tools to solving industry problems. In addition, SMEs gain vital access to up-and-coming talent.

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