ENCQOR 5G SME Technology Development Program (5G SDP)

Receive up to $50k to $500k in Government Funding.

The ENCQOR 5G SME Technology Development Program (5G SDP) supports collaborative 5G technology development projects with government funding to further develop, integrate, test, or validate pre-commercial 5G technologies.

The program partners Ontario-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with ENCQOR 5G Anchor Firms on 5G technology development projects. Areas of technology interest are defined in Challenge Statements submitted to OCE by the ENCQOR 5G Anchor Firms and posted to the OCE website on a rolling basis.

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ENCQOR 5G SME Technology Development Program (5G SDP)

Amount of Funding

Successful applicants for ENCQOR 5G may receive between $50,000 to $500,000 in funding per project. Projects may range up to 24 months in duration. This program prefers contribution matching, though it is not required.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

ENCQOR 5G SME Technology Development Program (5G SDP)

Eligible Applicants

In order to be eligible for this program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be an Ontario company with less than 500 employees;
  • Project partners must be an ENQOR 5G Anchor Firm:
    • Ciena;
    • Ericsson; or
    • Thales.
  • The project partner must use the project’s results for improving Ontario in a tangible way (economically, environmentally, etc.)
Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

ENCQOR 5G SME Technology Development Program (5G SDP)

Eligible Activities

Eligible projects must meet the following criteria:

  • Projects must align with the purpose of the challenge statement;
  • Projects should improve the development, testing, and validation of technologies that are currently in pre-commercial TRL one-seven; and
  • Projects must demonstrate the commercial impact for the applicant.
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ENCQOR 5G SME Technology Development Program (5G SDP)

Program Deadline

This program is currently closed.

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