16,000 +

research and innovation projects funded


invested in 2019-20

$858M +

invested in the last 10 years


researchers in our network

6,000 +



post-secondary partners

6,000 +

international research internships

1,450 +

professional skills courses

22,000 +

training participants

The future is 5G – and it’s arrived

5G is comprised of several technologies that incorporate previous versions of wireless mobile systems, while utilising the existing fixed network, at least initially, for wireless radio access and transport. To make the most of 5G, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) must make significant investments in their core networks, including spectrum. 


The pandemic has accelerated the need for 5G

The rise in work and schooling from home, plus a jump in entertainment streaming has accelerated the need for 5G. 

Bernard Duval

Bernard Duval

Account Manager

Bernard Duval is a technology transformation management consultant focusing on 5G disruptive technologies. He manages several collaborative research projects between industry and universities as part of the ENCQOR project, Canada's first pre-commercial 5G digital infrastructure corridor. The project is intended to make 5G networks accessible to Canadian businesses, researchers and universities, helping them realize its potential, promoting long-term economic growth within Canada’s innovation ecosystem. 
With over 20 years of managerial and advising experience in the information technology, e-commerce and communication sectors, Bernard focuses on negotiating and building partnerships, thereby bringing a business agreement or an innovation project to fruition.

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