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LE VOICE - Verdun project

Description



$8M to create a network of open innovation spaces in Verdun, Montreal. Open the project overview.

Background
Initiative started by SENSORICA in colaboration with David Lametti, MP from Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.  
David Lametti follows SENSORICA since 2013. In January 2016, after the federal election, David invited SENSORICA members to discuss about an initiative to boost the economy in his riding. The general idea was to create a network of open innovation spaces, built along the OVN SENSORICA model, where the local population can meet with entrepreneurs and local companies to generate new economic initiatives.
David asked sensoricans to gather a group of experts from our local network to facilitate the implementation of this concept.
OuiShare MTL was the first network to be included in this project. Alex Bigot, co-founder of OuiShare MTL and OuiShare global connector was invited by sensoricans at a meeting on the Parliament Hill in Ottawa, where David Lametti reaffirmed his commitment to this project.
During the Montreal edition of the World Social Forum we met with other local players and discussed the project, in order to complete the initiation and facilitation team.




Short-term goals

Create a general presentation about the concept - Done
Write comprehensive Work Plan - under way
Get funding - September 2017?

Long-term goals

Implement the concept in Montreal
Deploy the concept throughout Canada

Milestones

Phase 1 : Analyzing the needs of the local ecosystem; make the right solution emerge
» Workshops with the political local actors
» Public events organization to sensitize the local population
Phase 2 : implementation
» Spaces layouts and equipment
» Services design
» Human resources organisation
» Shared IT infrastructure
Phase 3 : working with network models and creating bridges with other territories

Incentives



The funding will be distributed to all the participants in the project, based on their roles.

Tools, activities, and processes


Knowledge base verdun_project 

Skills and resources needed


Open space design, implementation and co-management
Open innovation
P2P economics
Community-based approaches and action
...


Contact us if you want to contribute!





Photos of potential spaces for the first phase of the project


Status


    See the Updates doc

    YouTube Video


    Presentations



    Current presentation

    Presentation Verdun - DEC



    Past presentations




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