What's in it for you?

What's in it for you?

Come test your prototypes in the Open-air Laboratory for Smart Living and profit from the following benefits: 


  • Next-generation networks (4.5G/5G, Cat M 1, LoRa, Fixed Wireless Access, Passive Optical Network)
  • Access to the Open-Air Laboratory for Smart Living database
  • A secure platform for connected-objects management allowing data collection and aggregation as well as the implementation of external APIs
  • Project support through telecommunications services and equipment (wired and wireless)
  • Connected-object equipment such as sensors and probes with various functionalities (presence detection, environmental management, weather station, etc.)


  • Support from R&D, product marketing and telecommunications technology experts
  • A unique opportunity to collaborate with researchers from ÉTS, UQAM, Concordia and McGill on research projects
  • Possibility of funding through research grants
  • Access to the Ericsson Garage  


  • A pool of dedicated testers to improve your product
  • Specific locations for citywide prototyping and testing (shops, businesses, infrastructure, etc.)
  • A privileged link to our large network of QI members

Visibility and Outreach

  • Visibility for your projects through the Lab's partner networks
  • Free office and and prototyping space in the Quartier de l’Innovation Hangar