CENGN’s first year has been marked with many early successes. We have grown our consortium to include twelve members and a multitude of partners, we have engaged with over 350 SMEs nationally, we have brought in over 25 students and trained them in SDN, and we have developed CENGN’s Common Platform (CCP) – a critical component in launching our first five commercialization acceleration projects. These projects, pursued in conjunction with our members, will be a primary focus for our operations in the upcoming year. From our cross-Canada roadshow, to our call for project submissions, there has been an overwhelmingly positive response to CENGN and to our activities thus far.

The key to CENGN’s continued success is our Members and Partners. It is the synergies achieved from working closely with these companies that have propelled our successes to date. With them, we are well on our way to ensuring that Canada is a global leader in the commercialization of relevant transformational technologies.

Take a look at our Annual Report for more details!

– Ritch Dusome, President & CEO

We launched our first set of commercialization PoCs with our members!
Commercial Application: 
We are always looking for Canada’s best companies!  Successful CENGN projects will receive commercialization support equivalent to $50,000 – $100,000. Project submission details can be found at: www.cengn.ca/projects
CENGN and uOttawa’s “SDX-Men” Prepare for Battle at SDN Hackathon Hosted by CENGN Members Juniper and TELUS!

CENGN and uOttawa have teamed up to compete in a next generation networking SDN Hackathon competition, co-hosted by Juniper Networks and TELUS. The competition being held at TELUS House in Toronto, will bring together the brightest academic minds across Canada to develop an innovative solution in the area of Software-Defined Networks (SDN). During this 8-day event, students will be asked to utilize an OpenStack/Contrail environment to develop a service provider self-serve services portal for enterprises, instantiate a new Virtual Network Function (VNF) service offering and related service chaining, scale-out the VNF, and provide for metrics and reporting capabilities on the network service. Student teams will be evaluated against various criteria by a panel of Juniper, TELUS and 3rd party judges, with prizes being awarded to the top 3 competitors. Best of luck to our SDX-Men!!

Check out our new student webpage: https://www.cengn.ca/about-us/students/

CENGN is providing companies the chance to harness the talent of our consortium through SDN training! These sessions are geared towards decision makers, executive managers, systems managers and technical IT professionals in SDN. Please let us know if you are interested in participating in our sessions by getting in touch with info@cengn.ca.

CENGN Selects EXFO Xtract to Monitor it’s State-of-the-art Physical and Virtualized Multivendor Platform. Read more about our latest success story here!

CENGN’s first contribution to the OpenStack Community comes from New Grad
Discover how Raymond went from an engineering student at Carleton University, to playing a central role in the day-to-day operations of CENGN. Read our latest blog here!
Be part of ensuring that Canada is a global leader in the commercialization of next generation technologies. CENGN is the place to gather real experience, make an impact, and geek out on cutting-edge technology. We are always looking for Canada’s best co-ops, interns and talent.

May 5-8: CENGN Reflects on the 2015 NFV World Congress


May 18-22: CENGN Reflects on the 2015 Vancouver OpenStack Summit

May 20: CENGN Reflects on the Europe Global Export Forum


June 1-3: CENGN Reflects on the 2015 Canadian Telecom Summit

Ontario is pleased to lead a wireless trade mission to CTIA Super Mobility 2015 (CTIAwireless.com), a leading event for wireless, ehealth & M2M companies. Mission delegates will have the opportunity to exhibit in the award-winning Ontario pavilion, located at booth #3132 in a prime location on the show floor. Email Mauricio Ospina for more details: Mauricio.ospina@ontario.ca
CENGN attends numerous events, staying up-to-date on the latest in industry tech and innovations. Check out where we’ll be next at CENGN’s Event & Conferences Page – Let us know if you would like to schedule a meeting! info@cengn.ca

Emerging Technologies: The Path and the Potential for Canada

Mark your calendars for two exceptional days when leaders from academia, industry and government will come together to explore opportunities for Canada to seize the leadership position in the global knowledge economy.


Connecting to Tomorrow’s Technology

September 28-29, 2015  Gatineau, QC

CMC & C2MI have once again joined together and will be your co hosts for Innovation 360: Connecting to Tomorrow’s Technology; Symposium and Exposition on Micro-Nano Technologies and Systems.


This cross-Prairies conference will focus on the evolving discipline of data science and how it affects all citizens, from children to professionals. The digital citizens of tomorrow will have the option to base their actions and words on rich data and analysis — the Cyber Summit is an opportunity to find out why this is important, and how to get started.

Meet with our VP of Technology and Operations, Michael Weir, who will be speaking at the SDN Symposium on September 27th.

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