OCE ENCQOR Academic Technology Development Program

Value: Maximum to be defined in the posted Challenge Statement
Duration: 12 – 24 months

Submission of Expression of Interest to ORS – 10 working days before submission to the agency
Expression of Interest to agency– deadline noted in the Challenge Statement
Submission of full application to ORS – 10 working days before submission to the agency
Full Application (invitation only) to agency – TBA or deadline noted in the Challenge Statement

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) recently announced that intake of applications is now open for the 5G ENCQOR (Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Québec and Ontario for Research and Innovation) Academic Technology Development Program (5G ADP) in Ontario.


The 5G (ENCQOR) Academic Technology Development Program (5G ADP) partners researchers at Ontario-based post-secondary institutions with ENCQOR Anchor Firms (Ericsson, Ciena Canada Inc., Thales Canada Inc., IBM Canada and CGI) on 5G technology development projects. One of two streams, the academic stream supports collaborative technology development projects to develop, integrate, test or validate pre-commercial technologies for the iPaaS (Innovation Platform as a Service) testbed.

Projects must be developed in response to areas of interest defined by Challenge Statements submitted to OCE by the ENCQOR Anchor Firms and posted on to the OCE website on a rolling basis.  Please see list of current Challenge Statements by visiting the following link:


Overhead: 40%

For detailed information about eligibility, application requirements, funding specifics and how to apply, please visit the following website: