Mission and Vision

CENGN is an organization funded by the NCE (Networks of Centres of Excellence) CECR Program (Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research) and the Government of Ontario‘s NGNP (Next Generation Network Program). CENGN works with small and medium-sized businesses, multinationals, the government, and academia to strengthen Canada’s leadership in Next Generation Networking (NGN). This Centre of Excellence strives to create an ecosystem that accelerates the growth of the Canadian Information and Communications Technology sector.

CENGN is a consortium of its member organizations, including: Bell CanadaCisco, EXFO, HuaweiInvest Ottawa, Juniper Networks, MitelNokia, Ribbon CommunicationsRogers, TELUS, and Wind River. These competing organizations come together, putting aside their rivalry, and instead cooperate in CENGN’s vision to support commercialization in Canada – we call this: co-opetition. The goal of CENGN is to strategically fill the gaps identified in the Canadian telecommunications commercialization ecosystem – to ensure that Canadian small and medium enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and researchers have access to industry guidance/knowledge and a multi-vendor open-platform for validation of their technologies and services.

This support is critical to SMEs looking to migrate innovation from the research phase to commercialization.
No single consortium partner can deliver the functionality of CENGN. The strength and uniqueness of our approach comes from a combined contribution of CENGN’s talented team and its members, who contribute their expertise and equipment to lower the barrier to entry for Canadian SMEs.

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