Project Areas



CENGN projects aim to commercialize promising technology originating in research institutions, start-ups, and SMEs.  CENGN is committed to removing the barriers to commercialization, accelerating product introduction, as well as reducing product development time and costs. The projects CENGN accepts can be divided into seven major categories: SDN/NFV/SD-WAN, Internet of things (IoT), Data Center/Cloud, Security Mobile Networks, Network Transport, and Network Applications. Learn more on how your potential project fits with CENGN by checking out the descriptions of each category below:


Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are complementary technologies that transform network infrastructures to be intelligently and centrally controlled. Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) on the other hand, provide orchestration, cloud-based WAN automation, and remove the burden of manual WAN configuration and provisioning. If you have a project in orchestration, virtualized network services applications, SDN business application functionality or bandwidth-intensive applications, click here.

Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT refers to the ever-growing network of devices for internet connectivity and the communication that occurs between internet enabled devices and systems – think your cellphone, tablet, and smart car all talking to one another. IoT in networking refers to how devices are sensed or controlled across infrastructure. If you have a project in smart home, smart cities, smart farming, smart health care, or autonomous vehicles and systems, click here.

Data Centre and Cloud

Data centres are facilities that consist of physical and virtual network elements which can be leveraged to build and deploy cloud platforms. Some of these network elements include compute/controller nodes, storage nodes, routers, switches, firewalls, etc. Cloud platforms are virtualized network infrastructures that deliver resources such as virtual servers, databases, applications and other network services, to end users or tenants over the internet. This project area related to products and solutions for building, operating and managing data centre and cloud infrastructures. If you have a project related to dynamic CPU scaling, VNF hardware acceleration, system scalability or bulk provisioning and automated deployment capabilities, click here.


Virtual security encompasses the tools and programs used to protect the identity, assets, and technology of individuals or an organization. Today’s cloud solutions and IoT applications require security technology that effectively prevent increasingly dynamic cyber-attacks. If you have a project in intrusion prevention systems (IPS), intrusion detection systems (IDS), data leakage prevention, deploying distributed security policies, cloud/data centre security and scalability or network multifactor authentication and authorization, click here.

Mobile Networks

Mobile networks are communication networks where the last link is wireless – think a cellular radio tower connecting a voice and data network to your cellphone. Projects in this area usually involve wireless network integration, cellular connectivity in remote areas, and resource management of a mobile broadband network. If you have a project in wireless network integration, cellular connectivity, or mobile broadband network resource management, click here.

Network Transport

The transport layer of a network provides host-to-host communication services for applications. Network transportation is complex, and requires multiple operational support systems to build, provision, operate and maintain. If you have a project in network transport applications for data centre connectivity or validation of network and optical communications in an NFV cloud, click here.

Network Applications

As network functions become virtualized and the control of these networks are increasingly software-defined, new applications need to be developed to support them. These applications can have advanced analytics that enable real-time decision making for networks or be created to support operations of complex networking environments with discovery, monitoring and troubleshooting. If you have a project in network applications for network automation, real-time advanced analytics, or networking environment support, click here.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines to enable machine learning and problem-solving, resulting in an increase in efficiency and automation. AI is a main driver of innovation in all industries, working as the foundation for other emerging technologies like big data, robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT). If you have a project in AI, click here.


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