Business Support

Receive business and product management services in addition to our technical commercialization support

Demo Showcasing & Event Support

CENGN leverages its local and worldwide connections to give SMEs international exposure by showcasing the SMEs solutions at different local and international conferences and summits. 

CENGN attends key industry trade shows and international missions. In addition, we organize marquee events, like the annual CENGN Summit and regular meet-ups, which bring together top leaders in next generation networking from all levels of government, academia, and industry. These events allow for SMEs to continue learning, and making meaningful connections with key players in the ICT sector.

Our Connections

Access to our Commercialization Committee

A project at CENGN provides exposure of your company to the CENGN commercialization committee and our member companies. The commercialization committee is comprised of multi-national vendors and service providers, industry partners, government organizations, and academia. If your SME does a project at CENGN you gain promotional benefits in three main ways.

1. Project Overview: When the project application is accepted, the project overview is presented to CENGN’s member companies giving our members the opportunity to partner with your company on the project.
2. Project Introduction Article: A project introduction article is written about your SME by CENGN introducing your company, solution, and the project that will be completed to the CENGN community.
3. Success Story: When the project is complete, a success story is written highlighting the advancements of your SME’s solution throughout the 4-week project duration.

Both the Project Introduction Article and Success Story are promoted to our network consisting of thousands of people in the ICT sector and CENGN community.

Partnership Project Opportunities

When a project application is submitted, a project charter is drafted and reviewed by our member companies. Our member companies can then choose to collaborate on the project with the SME offering insights and development opportunities to the SME throughout the course of the project.

Third Party Validation

Validating your solution at CENGN brings improvements and efficiencies to your product, access to an OpenStack Testbed, and a set of project results that can be used as marketing material. Testing the functionality and scalability of your product on CENGN’s world-class infrastructure is an opportunity to not only improve your solution but also receive CENGN’s technical expertise, project management, and business support. Upon completion of a project at CENGN your SME will be able to prove to clients that your product is ready for market and can support your client’s needs.

Students for Hire

CENGN has access to the top tech talent in Canada through our internship programs and our connections with universities across the country. Engineers hired at CENGN go through a rigorous 4-week training program at the beginning of their work term. The students undergo boot camps on Linux, Python, OpenStack, the OPNFV Pharos Lab at CENGN, and much more. Students who have completed a co-op term at CENGN have hands-on work experience in addition to their university education and are then ready to start their career in the ICT sector. Both our members and SMEs have access to this rich talent pool for students in engineering, product management, marketing, and finance.

Marketing

CENGN is a leader in NGN innovation. We offer SMEs exposure through our marketing verticals, including:

 

Social media coverage