The Ontario Telepresence project (1989-1993) was a $5.7M multi-disciplinary industry and academia collaboration project to develop distance education and distance communications technologies and applications and to test their viability with real users in field trials. The Government of Ontario was a major sponsor and the project included industry partners such as Bell, IBM, Hewlett Packard, XEROX P.A.R.C., and academic partners such as University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, Carleton University and 4 international European graduate schools. Many products and applications developed at Telepresence, like unified communications and the one-drop all media mail box, have  emerged on the market. Maciek Kozlowski participated in the Ontario Telepresence Project as an industrial partner and a research associate establishing and managing the Ottawa lab.