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

The PoC and demo building service is always delivered with technical project management. A CENGN project manager will work with the SME and CENGN’s technical resources to define the project and manage it from start to finish. The duration of each project is approximately 13 weeks.

In the definition phase, CENGN works with the SMEs to sign an affiliate agreement and define a project charter.

– Affiliate Agreement: Any SME selected for a project will become an affiliate member of CENGN. The agreement formalizes the relationship between CENGN and the SME.
– Project Charter: This defines the overall project objectives, success criteria, and scope of the project.

In the execution phase, CENGN plans the project according to the requirements in the definition phase, provisions a project space dedicated to the SME, and hands the environment over to the SME. At this time, a company profile page may be created on the CENGN website and logo added to the website’s company directory page. The company profile page will be include links to the project company’s website and social media channels.
The SME is allowed approximately 4 weeks to utilize the environment to perform tests and create reports. Based on the test results, CENGN will create a project report and also an innovation highlight that is published on the CENGN website.

– Project Plan: Detailed plan of the steps required to execute the project with milestones and dates.
– Project Test Plan & Results: Documentation of the tests that are implemented in order to verify the success of the project and the test results.
– Project Report: Comprehensive document that contains the overview, goals, results, and value gained. The report is a collaboration between CENGN and the SME.
– Website Exposure: Company Profile page created on CENGN website and logo added to company directory page. CENGN site is interlinked with project company.
– Innovation Highlight: High level overview of company, product, project and results in shareable PDF. PDF is published on website and promoted on social media and newsletter.

After the project is completed, CENGN will officially close the project with a retrospective meeting.

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!