November 29, 2019 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
310 Bagot Street
5G and Next Generation Networks Programs to Accelerate Your Business Info Session @ 310 Bagot Street

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is partnering with ENCQOR and CENGN to host a funding program information session in Kingston on November 29th, 2019. If your company is looking to learn more or are seeking support and partnerships for your innovation, please join us!


12:30 – 1:00 pm: Registration & Networking

1:00 – 1:10 pm: OCE Advanced Technology Platform (ATP) Programs Overview – presented by Feiran Zhou, Business Development and Commercialization Manager, OCE

1:10 – 1:30 pm: Next Generation Network Program (NGNP) – presented by Alex Edwards, Business Engineering Manager, CENGN

1:30 – 2:00 pm: Company Story: Using CENGN testbed to accelerate growth – presented by Nathan Mah, Co-Founder of Mero Technologies

2:00 – 2:30 pm: ENCQOR 5G Program – presented by Robert Lalla, Technology Innovation Manager, Ericsson (ENCQOR 5G Anchor Firm)

2:30 – 3:00 pm: Company Story: Using ENCQOR 5G testbed to accelerate growth – Andrew McColl, Partner Solutions Engineer, Kings Distributed Systems

3:00 – 4:00 pm: Networking (Open One-to-One Company sessions with ENCQOR/CENGN/OCE representatives)

This session is hosted in partnership with:

  • Queen’s University – Office of Partnerships and Innovation
  • Kingston Economic Development Corporation
  • Launch Lab


Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE):Funded by the Government of Ontario, OCE drives the creation of high-quality jobs and fuels economic development by accelerating the commercialization of cutting-edge research across key market sectors, building the economy of tomorrow and securing Ontario’s global competitiveness. In doing this, OCE fosters the training and development of the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs and is a key partner with Ontario’s industry, universities, colleges, research hospitals, investors and governments. A champion of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research, OCE invests in sectors such as advanced manufacturing, digital media and information communications, advanced health, energy, cleantech, automotive and ag-tech to drive economic growth and foster made-in-Ontario solutions.

OCE has designed programs to support the next generation of innovators, including those under the Advanced Technology Platform umbrella programs .


CENGN helps small and medium-sized Canadian technology companies accelerate their product testing and commercialization efforts by giving them no-cost access to an enterprise-scale computing, cloud and networking testbed.

CENGN will explain how your company can leverage CENGN’s network infrastructure and technical expertise to commercialize your innovative products and solutions, including:

  • Details on how a project can help your business prepare for a push to market
  • Classification of what constitutes an appropriate CENGN project, with specific examples of past projects
  • Details on how to get started and what to expect from a CENGN project
  • The different funding sources available for companies that carry out a project

Offered through a partnership between CENGN and OCE, working on behalf of the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, the Next Generation Network Program (NGNP) supports the development and implementation of ultra-high-speed digital infrastructure to interconnect digital innovation hubs within Ontario, support small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) proof-of-concept projects and access technical and business support personnel and services.


ENCQOR 5G (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 5G 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:


Please contact Feiran Zhou: Feiran.Zhou@oce-ontario.org

Cancellation policy: Two (2) business days advance notice is requested so that we can offer your spot to someone else (by 5 pm on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019)

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