March 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
RH Accelerator
240 Waterloo Street
London ON
N6B 2N4
How 5G and Next Generation Networks Programs Will Accelerate Your Business @ RH Accelerator

How 5G and Next Generation Networks Programs Will Accelerate Your Business

About this Event

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is partnering with TechAlliance, ENCQOR and CENGN to host a funding program information session in London on March 2, 2020. If your company is looking to learn more or are seeking support and partnerships for your innovation, please join us. You will learn how to leverage 5G to accelerate your business, product testing and commercialization.

Who Should Attend? Companies and entrepreneurs involved with or interested in:

  • AR / VR
  • Mobile Gaming
  • Cloud Computing
  • High Performance Computing
  • Industry 4.0
  • Precision Agriculture


9:00 – 9:30AM: Registration & Networking

9:30 – 9:40AM: OCE Advanced Technology Platform (ATP) Programs Overview – presented by Jeff Van Heumen, Business Development and Commercialization Manager, OCE

9:40 – 10:00AMNext Generation Network Program (NGNP) – presented by Lisa Klimstra, Business Engineering Manager, CENGN

10:00 – 10:30AM: ENCQOR 5G Program – presented by Robert Lalla, Technology Innovation Manager, Ericsson (ENCQOR 5G Anchor Firm)

10:30 – 12:30PM: Networking (Open One-to-One Company sessions with ENCQOR/CENGN/OCE representatives)

Partner Organizations

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: 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: 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:

TechAlliance: TechAlliance empowers London and Southwestern Ontario’s technology sector. We prepare today’s entrepreneurs to launch new ventures, provide education and networking opportunities to accelerate business growth for small-to-medium enterprises, and serve our 150+ members as advocates for the region’s thriving technology, life sciences and advanced manufacturing companies.

Questions? Please email Jeff Van Heumen or Victoria Bright.

Cancellation policy: 2 business day’s advance notice is requested so that we can offer your spot to someone else (by 5p.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2020)