CENGN SMART MINING PROGRAM
Validate Your Smart Mining Product Solution in a Real Mining Environment
Under Ontario’s Next Generation Network Program (NGNP), CENGN is funding a CENGN Smart Mining Testbed where companies can test their new and innovative IoT-based Smart Mining product solutions that work to make Ontario mines safer and more efficient. Companies that do a CENGN project through the Smart Mining program will be given access to our Next Generation Network wireless infrastructure, as well as the dedicated Smart Mining testbed located at the NORCAT Underground Centre, located near Sudbury, ON.
We have selected Nokia and Northern Light Technologies to provide wireless connectivity within the mine for private cellular LTE and WiFi capabilities for communication and data collection throughout a live working mine at the NORCAT Underground Centre. This CENGN testbed will be accessible to approved project applicants and will allow them to physically install and test their product in a real mine environment, so they can deploy, test and accelerate commercialization of their Smart Mining solutions.
Leveraging technologies like Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence for these solutions are the key to revolutionizing the mining industry, which will lead to stimulating job and economic growth, as well as solidifying Ontario’s leadership in Smart Mining.
If you have a Smart Mining solution and are interested in leveraging our services and/or the dedicated Smart Mining testbed, please fill out the form below.
TALK TO US ABOUT A PROJECT
For inquiries regarding project submissions, please contact:
Business Engineering Manager
For inquiries regarding the Smart Mining testbed, please contact:
Senior Manager, Broadband Programs