June 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Innovation Park
945 Princess Street
Suite 112, Kingston
NGNP Information Session @ Innovation Park

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is partnering with IBM and CENGN to host a funding program information session in Kingston on June 25th, 2019. If your company is looking to learn more or are seeking support and partnerships for your innovation, please join us!

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.


Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can receive credits to use IBM Cloud, Watson and Blockchain technologies at no-charge!

IBM Cloud is a full-stack cloud platform, and supports open source software. Build with a robust suite of advanced data and AI tools, and draw on deep industry expertise to help you on your journey to the cloud.

IBM Watson is a suite of enterprise-ready AI services, applications and tools that makes it easy for developers and subject matter experts to work together to integrate predictive capabilities with their applications. IBM technologies can help you develop applications that make smarter decisions, solve tough problems, and improve user outcomes.

IBM Blockchain for SMEs is a distributed ledger that can record transactions between parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way. IBM is leading that way in ensuring that blockchain technology is building the next generation of systems that will be more efficient and secure for our customers and for society.

Under the IBM Innovation Incubator Project, qualifying businesses can leverage programs and infrastructure including IBM’s technical, design and business resources to lower the cost of introducing emerging and enabling technologies to the global marketplace.

Interested in this event? Register today!