About Area X.O

Technology-rich. Secure. Created for all-weather experimentation.

Area X.O operated by Invest Ottawa, is a research and development complex that helps accelerate time-to-market and commercial adoption of next-gen technology.

Our complex is integrated with state-of-the-art technology to enable efficient product design, development, testing and client or regulator demonstration. We’ve got 4G/LTE, LoRaWan, authentic pre-commercial 5G, multiple GPS and satellite systems, and a plethora of plug-and-play sensors.

Anchor partners

  • Invest Ottawa
  • City of Ottawa
  • OVIN Ontario Logo
  • Government of Canada

Founding partners

  • Accenture
  • blackberry QNX
  • Ericsson
  • Juniper Networks
  • Microsoft Logo
  • Nokia
  • NCC


  • FCC
  • Rogers logo

Research Partners

  • Algonquin College
  • Carelton Uni
  • La Cite

Technology Partners

  • Aurrigo
  • Canal Geomatics | Terris GPS
  • Cohda Wireless
  • Farmers Edge
  • Hexagon | AutonomouStuff
  • InDro Robotics
  • Kongsberg
  • MH Corbin
  • Pessl
  • Telesat
  • Trimble
  • Swift


Ecosystem Partners

  • Kanata North Business Association