Access Canada’s new ENCQOR 5G testbed and grow your business

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MaRS Discovery District

101 College Street

MaRS Collaboration Centre

Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7

Canada

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As the world races towards ubiquitous 5G access, the Government of Canada has partnered with some of the world’s leading tech corporations to create Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Quebec and Ontario for Research and Innovation (ENCOQR 5G).

Housed at MaRS, the ENCQOR testbed is Canada’s first open access, pre-commercial 5G infrastructure. It will allow startups, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and academia to develop and demonstrate new products and services in a collaborative environment.

With access to this 5G infrastructure, Canadian innovators have a tremendous opportunity to further drive competitive advantage and increase their global market share.


The Event

This July 10, you’re invited to MaRS to learn more about the ENCQOR program’s benefits and offerings. You’ll hear from our corporate partners Ericsson and Ciena, and you’ll have a chance to connect with other organizations developing new tech through 5G.

Upon signing up for the event, you’ll receive an additional email to a recorded webinar. Please watch this webinar before attending the event as it outlines the program structure. The presentation at this event will not include any material related to program structure.


Participant Benefits

Eligible startups will receive:

  • up to $50 000 in funding for new product demonstration projects;
  • access to the pre-commercial 5G wireless testbed;
  • collaboration opportunities with corporate partners;
  • physical workspace at MaRS;
  • connections to prospective talent (post-secondary and post-graduate students); and
  • MaRS business support services to secure capital, grow customer bases and attract talent.


Who should attend?

This event is ideal for startups building products in the following areas:

  • Smart cities
  • IoT
  • Virtual reality and/or augmented reality
  • Connected and autonomous vehicles
  • Transportation and mobility
  • Public safety
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Health
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Agriculture
  • Media and Mobile Entertainment
  • Gaming


Agenda

1:00 p.m.: Introduction by MaRS
1:05 p.m.: ENCQOR presentation on 5G benefits, iPaaS testbed and access protocols
2:00 p.m.: Q&A period
2:30 p.m.: Networking opportunity
4:00 p.m.: Event concludes


Speakers

Robert Lalla, technology innovation manager, Ericsson

Kyle White, program manager, Ericsson

Paul Baptista, program director, Ericsson

Benoit Pelletier, director of business development, Ciena

Mandhir Kalia, business development and commercialization manager, Ontario Centres of Excellence

By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organiser.


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MaRS Discovery District

101 College Street

MaRS Collaboration Centre

Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7

Canada

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