Two major Canadian innovation centres partnering up to fund technology research

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To support the world’s growing dependence on networks that can exchange huge quantities of information at high speeds, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and Canada’s Centre of Excellence (CENGN) in Next Generation Networks are partnering up to accelerate the commercialization of Ontario-based communications technology research.

OCE and CENGN will support up to 10 projects with $2 million in funding coming from both organizations as well as matching industry contributions.

“OCE has a long and proud history of working with the information and communications technology sector to help lead the way on networking innovations,” said Dr. Tom Corr, OCE’s president and CEO. “Made-in-Ontario digital communications technologies are used around the world and OCE is pleased to be working with CENGN to enhance and expand that work.”

The funded projects will be focused in a number of key areas, including software defined networking (SDN), internet of things (IoT), the cloud, and security.

“Through collaboration, our innovation partners are addressing global challenges while helping Ontario businesses succeed and create jobs,” said Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of Research and Innovation and Minister of Training Colleges and Universities. “By connecting small and medium-sized businesses with larger companies, academic resources and our world-leading researchers, this collaborative program will make Ontario more innovative, productive and competitive.”

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.

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