Next G‑AI Research and Innovation Center in Montreal

Leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced the opening of the VMware Next G-AI Research and Innovation review film Center. The Center will bring together VMware’s multi-cloud infrastructure, advanced networking, and Modern Application Development expertise with the latest in emerging Cloud Native development techniques, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies to deliver a sustainable path to 5G+ and 6G technologies.

“Montreal has one of the most significant clusters of AI researchers in the world, as well as a thriving community of innovative startups,” said Kit Colbert, Chief Technology Officer, VMware. “Through partnerships with researchers, startups and industry partners, we will be able to bring together cloud, networking and AI to build 6G technologies that are sustainable and centered on human needs.”

The Next G-AI Research and Innovation Center is part of the TETRA initiative. Located within Centech and ÉTS in Montreal, it supports three connected programs:

Applied Research: In partnership with Mitacs, VMware is working with researchers across Canada to develop sustainable 5G+ and 6G technologies, improve digital equity and rearchitect the Internet to an Open Grid.
Next G-AI Research & Innovation Lab: The Research & Innovation Lab provides researchers and industry partners with access to cutting-edge software and hardware that allows them to quickly validate and demonstrate key concepts.
Modern Application Software Factory: The VMware Tanzu Modern Software Factory provides VMware customers and partners with access to VMware Tanzu solutions and open source technologies. The offering will comprise Spring and .Net development expertise and tools, developer accelerators, automated container build service, support for any Kubernetes conformant run time along with the ability to build, run and manage software supply chains that deliver on the 5S promise of (speed, stability, savings, security, scalability).
Through partnerships with Mitacs, Centech and the IEEE, VMware will also provide selected researchers and startups access to both the Next G-AI Innovation Lab and Modern Application Software Factory.

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