Engineering / Technical Expertise


At CENGN, we work to create proof-of-concepts that test and validate innovations through project collaborations. We are always on the hunt for Canadian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with new project ideas that we can help push to market. CENGN will provide you with a secure environment, technical expertise and step-by-step project management.

POC/Demo Building

A validation project could be the missing step in pushing your product to market. We provide Infrastructure Services for you to test your product or innovation within a secure environment on an isolated network. This test takes the form of a CENGN project and can entail a demonstration, validation, or proof-of-concept (PoC). Our unique cloud platform gives your organization a cloud tenancy with cloud resources and the secure remote access to a customized testbed to validate your project on a higher level. In other words, you’ll receive the resources you need to break through into the competitive ICT market.

We integrate the appropriate internal and external networks for a complete, end-to-end project validation. Our CENGN cloud platform allows you to test both your software and hardware products. Depending on the nature of the project, CENGN’s infrastructure provides cloud tenancy, hardware hosting, and bare metal services. Here are a few scenarios of what a project with CENGN could entail:

Project Scenario 1: a cloud tenancy in the CENGN cloud platform to run SME software products.

Project Scenario 2: a cloud project tenancy in the CENGN cloud platform connects to SME hardware (switch, router, gateway, etc.).

Project Scenario 3: a cloud project tenancy in the CENGN cloud platform connects to CENGN’s bare metal servers.

Once started, your project will be supported by CENGN’s project team so as to provide technical and project management support throughout the project life cycle. All SMEs have secure SSH remote access to their dedicated project tenancies via remote desktop protocol (RDP).

Technical Project Management

CENGN proof-of-concepts are paired with our experienced and technical project managers. Our project managers are experts in ensuring your project runs successfully from start to finish according to your company’s goals. The typical CENGN project follows a four-step process, taking an average of 11 weeks to complete.


This is the initial phase of the project which will help in defining your project, we will help you create a project charter and sign an affiliate member agreement. Once this phase is completed, we’ll have defined overall project objectives, success criteria, and scope, as well as formalized your company’s relationship with CENGN. We also send the final project charter to our commercialized committee to poll members for their interest.


Using the requirements defined in the project charter, our project managers then create a detailed project plan. The project plan is a detailed action plan including milestones and a timeline. Also the project test plan is created by SMEs as part of this planning phase which is a complete documentation of the test cases that are required to verify successful completion of the project.


This is when the rubber hits the road. You can now test, integrate and validate your project, with or without CENGN’s technical assistance. Your project results are then captured in a test/demo results report for your records.


As the project reaches completion, you are provided with a final retrospective meeting and two weeks of additional time before graduating your project from our cloud platform. Our CENGN project team then works with you to create a collaborative project report and success story. The success story is then posted on the CENGN website and promoted by our marketing team to CENGN’s members, partners, and public outreach.

Cloud & Networking Expertise

We have over 100 years of combined service provider and networking experience in the areas of cloud infrastructure, IP networking, virtual private networks (VPNs), mobile networks, broadband networks, and data centre networking.

Our members and partners include service providers, network equipment vendors, network test system vendors and security auditors. CENGN’s members and partners are on the lookout for what’s next in traditional and non-traditional networking and cloud services, routers, switches, gateway systems, mobile networking, network testing, security, and other network technology.

With our combined services, expertise, and experience, CENGN has the technology and the team to push your innovations and products to market across Canada and the global. Showcase your solution in a CENGN project by clicking the “Submit a Project” button below!

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