The facility would encourage 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cybersecurity research; opening up to 344 positions.
The Ottawa facility of Nokia is now being redeveloped into a world-class telecommunication and technology hub. This facility would encourage the company’s global presence in the 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Cybersecurity fields. With new lab infrastructure, offices and R&D spaces, this project secures the company’s headquarters back in Ontario for the next 20 years.
Up to 344 positions may be created as this campus will also be doubling up its lab space to 17,000 square metres with increased seating capacity for up to 2,280 employees.
Invest Ontario has supported this move by providing a $30 million loan to Nokia, while the federal government has also contributed an investment through its Strategic Innovation Fund. Nokia Canada plans to invest $340+ million in labs and equipment, labour, and operating costs between 2023 and 2027.
“Nokia is helping to drive Ontario’s tech leadership,” says Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO of Nokia. “This world-class, sustainable R&D hub will be one of Nokia’s most dynamic developments that will create cutting-edge innovations and solutions to advance the global technology ecosystem.”
“Today’s announcement reinforces Nokia’s commitment to the Ontario and Canadian markets, where we have invested $1.4 billion in R&D over the past five years,” says Jeffrey Maddox, President of Nokia Canada. “Nokia’s Ottawa-based R&D hub will generate net-new IP and bring innovative advanced telecommunications and cyber security technologies to market, helping us achieve our goal of improving people’s lives in Ontario, in Canada, and across the world.”