Nokia Selects Ottawa, ON Technology Cluster to Build Sustainable, Leading ICT and Cybersecurity R&D Center

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  • Partnerships with Government of Canada, Government of Ontario and City of Ottawa to support state-of-the-art laboratories, the infrastructure of new nokia technical center

OTTAWA (ON), October 17, 2022 /CNW/ – Nokia Canada and federal, provincial and municipal partners today announced plans to transform nokiait is Ottawa (ON), installation in a leading sustainable research and development (R&D) center. The technology center will expand considerably Nokia Canada capacity in next-generation information and communications technology (ICT) and cybersecurity innovation. This transformation should create more than 340 new high value-added jobs and help nokia attract highly skilled global talent to Canada’s tech ecosystem.

Nokia Canada plans to begin construction of the site in 2023 and plans to open the new facility in 2026. This project will transform Nokia Canada 26-acre campus at Kanata North Business Park into a sustainable, accessible and mixed center of businesses, homes and shops where nearly 2,160 local employees, Ottawa residents and businesses, and Canada’s entire technology ecosystem can collaborate, innovate and drive well-being and prosperity in Canada and around the world.

The new R&D center will help secure Canada’s position as a global leader in the green digital future by expanding Nokia Canada expertise in 5G, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, accelerating cloud software growth and improving digital identity management and security for connected devices to critical networks.

Pekka LundmarkPresident and CEO of nokiasaid:nokia helps propel Canada’s technological leadership. This world-class sustainable R&D center will be one of nokiamost dynamic developments – and I’m proud that it will benefit the people of Ottawa too. It’s an exciting day. I want to express my gratitude to local, provincial and national governments for working with us on this project.”

Nokia Canada Connectivity solutions provide the essential foundation for major Canadian industries and infrastructure, including transportation, utilities, smart cities, government services and natural resources. Nokia Canada is also the primary supplier to Canada’s major telecom operators, including 5G radio and core, fiber to the home, IP routing, optical networks, cybersecurity, submarine cables and management software network.

New Ottawa installation will support nokiathe global target of 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by implementing sustainable technologies, including water-side heat recovery, air-side heat and energy recovery, cooling natural water side and the recovery of rainwater.

Jeffrey MaddoxPresident of Nokia Canadasaid: “Today’s announcement reinforces nokiacommitment to the Canadian market, where we have invested $1.4 billion in R&D over the past five years. nokiaThe research and development center will generate brand new Canadian intellectual property and bring innovative cutting-edge telecommunications and cybersecurity technologies to market, which will help us achieve our goal of improving the lives of people in Canada and around the world.”

The transformed campus should allow Nokia Canada grow his Ontariofrom more than 340 positions to 2,500, of which 2,160 will be based in Ottawaincrease the number of co-op and internship positions for university and college students in STEM fields from 100 to 400 and introduce new state-of-the-art lab space and equipment. Nokia Canada plans to invest over CAD 340 million in laboratories and equipment, manpower and operating costs between 2023 and 2027.

The Government of Canada is finalizing plans to provide up to CAD 40 million through his Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) and the Government of Ontariothrough Invest Ontario, will provide CAD 30 million to the project. These contributions will support the long-term ability of nokiaCanada and Ontario in cybersecurity, R&D and next-generation technologies, including 6G, while providing well-paying jobs in construction and technology.

The City of Ottawathrough Hydro Ottawa, will make a capital contribution of CAD 2 million for control system upgrades.

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The Rt. Hon. Justin TrudeauPrime Minister of Canada, said: “The project we are announcing will help connect Canadians to the jobs of today and tomorrow. It will bring economic benefits to the National Capital Region and boosting Canada’s technology ecosystem. It’s about building a strong economy and a better future for all. »

The deputy. Francois-Philippe ChampagneMinister of Innovation, Science and Industry, said: “Canadians rely on wireless and Internet services for virtually everything: work, school, commuting, and staying in touch with loved ones. That is why it is essential that we have access to the most advanced digital telecommunications tools. Today’s announcement will help enable exciting new technologies that will have a transformative effect on Canada’s economy and the daily lives of Canadians. nokiaCanada is strengthening its digital infrastructure and solidifying its position at the forefront of digital technology. »

The deputy. Doug Fordprime minister of Ontariosaid: “This monumental investment of nokia shows once again that there is no better place for business growth and job creation than here in Ontario. We are proud to work alongside our partners to secure hundreds of highly skilled and in-demand jobs for Ottawa region and we welcome this long-term commitment by nokia to our province and our workers.

The deputy. Vic Fedeli, from Ontario The Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade said: nokiathe investment and expansion project of are strong signals that Ontario continues to be the best place for businesses around the world to invest and grow. Ontario is home to a multitude of world-renowned research institutes and top talent working in collaboration with companies to create breakthrough solutions. Working closely with Invest Ontario, our government is proud to support global innovators like nokia as part of our construction plan Ontario.”

His Honor jim watsonmayor of the City of Ottawasaid: “I want to thank nokia, as well as our federal and provincial governments, for investing in our community and growing our local economy. Not only will this see more cutting-edge R&D taking place in Ottawa; this will lead to a more sustainable mixed-use campus for nokia, while creating hundreds of new jobs and co-op/internships. It’s a good day for Ottawa and Kanata North.”

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