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Ontario Centre of Innovation

Next Generation Networks Demonstration Program

Program Status: Currently Closed for Applications

The Next Generation Networks Demonstration Program (NGNP) is designed to support Ontario- based small- and medium -sized enterprises (SMEs) to use the CENGN testbed to further develop proof-of-concept or demonstration projects that could lead to new technologies, products, processes and/or services. Funding is available for stand-alone SME projects or SME collaborations with industry partners and/or public sector organizations such as municipalities, healthcare facilities or public utilities. Proof-of-concept project activities can include, but are not limited to, technology adoption demonstration, start-up or scale-up support, prototyping, product testing and applied research and development (“R&D”). 

Best suited for:

Applicant: 

  • Ontario-based company 
  • Applicant company must be SME scale (less than 500 employees) 

Project: 

  • Utilizes the CENGN testbed 
  • Develop or advance new technologies, products, processes and services 

Learn more about the Next Generation Networks Demonstration Program

Contact a Program Lead

Vahid Sadr
Advanced Technology Platforms Manager
vsadr@oc-innovation.ca

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