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Government Programs

CENGN fosters industry collaboration and the advancement of Canada’s innovation economy by acting as a hub of technical expertise and leadership, as well as providing access to the CENGN Testbed a commercial grade network infrastructure. CENGN is entrusted by the government to deliver on two programs: the Ontario Government’s Next Generation Network Program (NGNP) and the Federal Government’s Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research Program (CECR). Both focus on advancing leadership in the information communication technology (ICT) sector as well as helping businesses commercialize new technologies globally.

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Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research

The CECR Program was developed by Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) to bridge the challenging gap between innovation and commercialization across Canada. CENGN is currently entrusted with CECR funding to help Canadian tech small and medium enterprises (SMEs) overcome commercialization barriers by providing access to leading-edge technology and an ecosystem of globally recognized partners.

Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR)


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Next Generation Network Program

NGNP is funded by the Ontario Government’s Ministry of Economic Development, Jobs Creation, and Trade (MEDJCT). The program drives the innovation economy in Ontario through its focus on the expansion of digital infrastructure and development of talent and high-quality jobs. Powered by CENGN and carried out in partnership with Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), the NGNP advances Ontario’s global competitiveness and economic strength to improve all sectors through network technology.

Next Generation Network Program (NGNP)


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