Ericsson Request for Research Project Proposals - 2017


Ericsson Canada Inc.


Request for Research Project Proposal

For More Information

Request for Proposals


Ericsson is soliciting projects from researchers across Canada for the purposes of strengthening Canada’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) ecosystem and to enhance its vision of a Networked Society. Our objective is to select research projects that fully meet the requirements identified in this Request for Proposal (RFP).

Areas of focus include, but are not limited to the following subjects:

  • Operator Support Systems - OSS
  • Business Support Systems - BSS
  • TV and Media Systems
  • Cloud Technologies
  • Network Function Virtualization - NFV
  • Software Defined Networks - SDN
  • 5G
  • LTE
  • Radio
  • Network, Architecture and Protocols
  • Media Technologies
  • Cloud System Software Technologies
  • Hardware, Device and EMF
  • Machine Intelligence
  • Security
  • Digital Services Design
  • Internet of Things
  • User Experience
  • Smart Grid communications
  • Software engineering
  • Machine type communications
  • Internet of the future
  • Business model research
  • Social implications of a networked society
  • Energy efficiency of infrastructure
  • Virtualization
  • Smart Cities
  • Data Center Architecture & Management
  • Data Center Architecture & Management
  • Applications of networked society such as utilities, e-health, m-health, intelligent transportation systems, security or cyber-security


Canadian Universities

Funding Availability

Direct project costs are shared by Ericsson and potentially funding agency such as MITACS or NSERC, depending on eligibility.

Maximum Project Value

$50,000 CAD per project

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

While a majority of the awards are for one year, projects may range from one year to two years in duration. The projects can be at any point in the R&D spectrum that is consistent with the university’s research, training and technology transfer mandate. Eligible projects include focused projects with specific short to medium term objectives. All proposals require evidence of detailed planning, sound budget justification and must clearly spell out the underlying assumptions, intended approaches, milestones and deliverables.

Special Notes

Applicants wishing to submit an RFP will be required to sign a research agreement prepared by Ericsson Canada Ltd., which includes, but is not limited to, intellectual property, confidentiality, reporting, and publication terms and conditions. Note: under this agreement, Ericsson will own all Foreground Intellectual Property created as part of this research collaboration. 

If you are interested in submitting an application, please contact Carolyn Dowling-Osborn at as soon as possible.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

If you would like to submit a proposal, please confirm your contact information by emailing Ericsson's Richard Pym at and copy Carolyn Dowling-Osborn at with the following details to receive detailed instructions outlining the RFP guidelines:

  • Institution name
  • Contact person (First Name, Last Name)
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
Internal Deadline

Please submit your RFP submission, along with a signed OR-5 Form to

External Deadline

The RFP must be completed/uploaded using Ericsson’s “eSourcing” electronic application submission tool. 

How to Apply

Within the RFP under the "For More Information" section above, you will find all the information necessary to conduct a proper assessment of Ericsson’s requirements. 

Once you have submitted your contact information to Ericsson c/o Richard Pym (under "Deadlines" section), your information is uploaded to the Ericsson eSourcing application and you will automatically receive an email that contains your password and login ID.

For Questions, please contact

Richard Pym
Strategic Sourcing Manager, BNES BL PRS Product Management Services
Ericsson Canada
Phone: 613-963-8601; Email:

Note: Please email or call-in any questions by November 30, 2017.

Office of Research

Carolyn Osborn, Director, Grants & Contracts
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52935

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