To ensure Canada is a global leader in the commercialization of the technologies that will underpin the next generation of converged global communication networks.

Canada has a long history of leadership in innovative communications technology. There is a strong research and development base in Canada’s companies and universities and talent is readily available, with new and serial entrepreneurs ready to create new products, applications and services.

CENGN will bridge the gap between research and commercialization, which is critical to building successful startup companies. CENGN is a consortium of industry, academic and research leaders dedicated to accelerating the commercialization of next generation communications solutions. Founding members include: Cisco, EWA-Canada, EXFO, GENBANDInvest OttawaJuniper Networks, Nokia, RogersTELUS, and VIAVI. CENGN’s internationally recognized testing centre employs interoperability between multiple software and hardware products. Our state of the art physical and virtual multi-vendor, test, certification and validation platform provides a unique environment to commercialize advanced products, applications and services.


CENGN’s mission is to accelerate the commercialization of network technologies and applications and to ensure Canadian companies are leaders in the $5 trillion global communications equipment and services market. CENGN brings together major players in the global telecommunications sector to provide a unique multi-vendor platform populated with state of the art network equipment, which allows companies and researchers to access a “real world” environment. CENGN will provide companies with significant market advantage by accelerating product research and reducing product development time and costs. By developing talent, strengthening existing companies and catalyzing new ones, as well as attracting new investments into Canada, CENGN will also increase sector-related jobs.

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Our Advantage

physical and virtual multi-vendor commercialization, test, certification and validation platform networked with state of the art capability.
Provides access
to a world-class platform for validating advanced products, applications and services.
Increase jobs
by developing talent, catalyzing and attracting new investment into Canada.