Amount:

$50,000

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

The ENCQOR 5G Demonstration Program supports standalone SME projects and SME collaborations with industry partners and/or public sector organizations such as municipalities, healthcare facilities, public utilities for testing and validation activities using the ENCQOR 5G Innovation Platform as a Service (iPaaS) testbed in order to develop or advance new technologies, products, processes and services.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is 50% (maximum) of total eligible project costs, up to $50,000.
The applicant's contribution is minimum 50% of total eligible project costs.


When It Ends:

Closed

Deadline:

Rolling deadline

Eligibility:

Applicants must be:

  • be Innovation-Driven Enterprises (IDE), using or developing technology innovation or innovative processes for competitive advantage in provincial, national and/or global markets;
  • be for-profit, incorporated in Ontario or Canada, and have a valid CRA business number;
  • be a small-to-medium size enterprise (SME - less than 500 employees in Ontario), with a validated innovative product/service;
  • have operations with R&D and/or manufacturing in Ontario related to the project;
  • have 50% or more of its full-time employees located as their ordinary place of work in Ontario;
  • have the intent and potential to apply, exploit and/or commercialize the results of the project for the economic benefit of Ontario;
  • have the necessary expertise and resources to put the project into effect within an appropriate time frame;
  • be in good financial and reporting standing with OCE.

Companies with over $500,000 of OCE funding in their lifetime (inclusive of current application), will be required to obtain OCE approval before a new application for funding is initiated. Awardees MUST agree to cooperate with OCE in the development of case studies [a requirement of the program].

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:

1

Submit the online information to start the application process,

2

Be contacted within 2 business days by a Business Development Manager (BDM) to discuss further details,

3

complete the online application form using the link received from the BDM (AccessOCE - the online application system) and upload the required supporting,

4

Request their BDM to provide an endorsement of the application.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:

  • Resumes/CVs from relevant team members,
  • Letter/s of support from strategic partner company (to be included only if a Strategic Partner is engaged with the project),
  • Company profile from strategic partner company (to be included only if a Strategic Partner is engaged with the project).

Other Things to Note:

Ontario Centers of Excellence (OCE) changed name to Ontario Centers of Innovation (OCI).

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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