16,000 +

research and innovation projects funded

$858M +

invested in the last 10 years


invested in 2019-20


researchers in our network

6,000 +



post-secondary partners

6,000 +

international research internships

1,450 +

professional skills courses

22,000 +

training participants

5G and dynamic research ecosystems

The joint initiative — cofounded by Ciena, Mitacs, ÉTS, University of Ottawa, the Platform Lab at Stanford University, Humanitas and TRIA Network Systems — is part of ENCQOR’s (Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Quebec and Ontario for Research and Innovation) 5G partnership.

Kaniz Madhi

Vice-President of Advanced Architectures at Ciena

Ciena is a networking systems, services, and software company. Headquartered in the United States, it has 65 offices around the world including three research & development centres in Canada: Montréal, Québec City and Ottawa. It is a member of ENCQOR, a public-private sector collaboration between the Governments of Canada, Quebec and Ontario, and five leading technology companies: Ciena, Ericsson, Thales, IBM Canada, and CGI.

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