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.
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.
5G (ENCQOR) Technology Development Program
The 5G (ENCQOR) SME Technology Development Program (5G SDP) partners Ontario-based Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) with ENCQOR Anchor Firms on 5G technology development projects.
The 5G ENCQOR Academic Technology Development Program partners researchers at Ontario-based post-secondary institutions with ENCQOR Anchor Firms on 5G technology development projects
Areas of technology interest are defined in Challenge Statements submitted to OCE by the ENCQOR Anchor Firms and posted to the OCE website on a rolling basis.
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.
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.
5G (ENCQOR) TalentEdge Internships
The internships support students and recent graduates of Ontario universities and colleges. Projects will tap into world-class talent coming out of Ontario's publicly-funded post-secondary institutions and strengthen the capacity of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop new 5G products, services, and processes.