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Past SENSORICA events!

NOTE: these are events organized by SENSORICA, possibly in collaboration with other organizations. 

Eco2FEST 2018

posted Mar 13, 2019, 1:55 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu

From November 5th to the 23rd, 2018, Sensorica and Ouishare organised eco2FEST 2018, an open space and unconference where we engaged the Montreal South-West population in discussions and workshops about the social and collaborative economy.

A significant number of local organisations that engage in socio, economic and cultural development contributed to the eco2FEST experience and manifested their interest in future collaboration. We also engaged governmental organisations in general discussions about the collaborative economy. 

Special participants at eco2FEST




David Lametti

At the time Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Ministry of Science, Innovation and Economic Development, and MP of the Montreal South-West

Federal Government, Ministry of Science, Innovation and Economic Development

Pierre Bisson

Economist, Direction des politiques et de l’analyse économiques

Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation

Guillaume Lavoie

President of Quebec’s Groupe de Travail sur l'Économie Collaborative, in charge of the aforementioned public consultation and report

Groupe de Travail sur l'Économie Collaborative / MESI 2018

Cecile Vergier

Commissaire du développement économique

Ville de Montréal, Economic Development and Social Innovation

Jean-François Parenteau

Mayor of Verdun

Ville de Montréal

Véronique Tremblay

Economic Development Council

Verdun borough

eco2FEST space, Verdun, Qc., November 5th to 23rd, 2018

We plan to publish a comprehensive report about eco2FEST during the month of April 2019, in collaboration with Jeremy Diaz, a researcher at UQAM University. Our preliminary conclusions show that Verdun consists of a vibrant community with an informal network of coops and non-profit organizations that collaborate to improve the well-being of local citizens. Their activities span from awareness-building and education programs through to those that strengthen social cohesion and mutual support, to urban agriculture, fair commerce and cultural events. The civil society in Verdun is in development mode, and is still far from the stage of emancipation and refinement seen in Le Plateau, Montreal - the epicenter of the social economy in Quebec. Although the Verdun borough pays a lot of attention to these local social development initiatives, resources are very scarce. We maintain that local coops, nonprofits and independent individuals can do a lot more with the little they already have by mutualizing resources and collaborating better through formal relationships, prescribed by collaborative economy models.

The three-week-long eco2FEST event gave local organisations opportunities to know each other and strengthen their bonds. A few months later, some of them are still meeting on a regular basis and planning for a better future in the Montreal South-West neighbourhood.

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Matrioshka and mobility at eco2Fest 2017

posted Sep 11, 2017, 7:04 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Mar 13, 2019, 1:55 PM ]

Name of the event: ''Matrioshka hub de mobilite''

LEAD: Pamela, with Tibi (facilittor)

In collaboration with OuiShare Montreal and Matrioshka

DATE: 12 to 13 August, from 9:30am to 5:30pm

PLACE: Vieux Port de Montreal, see on Facebook

This event is part of Pamela's Internship program with SENSORICA and Matrioshka. 

L’activité a eu pour but de faciliter la création dans un mode d’apprentissage actif. Nous avons mis en place une expérience de création à partir d’une approche Ecodesign reliée à la mobilité. Le but de l’activité a été d’ecoconcevoir de nouveaux usages et fonctionnalités du mobilier urbain Matrioshka, dans différentes scénarios de mobilité à Montréal. Nous avons utilisé des concepts reliés à l’écologie du paysage, aux technologies durables et à la mobilité en réseau en utilisant la Matrioshka. Des citoyennes et quelques expertes en mobilité ont participé à l'activité. 

Pictures and videos

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Documents used in this event

Open innovation processes coupled with education for young kids

posted Jul 13, 2017, 9:13 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 7:51 PM ]

 Name of the event: ''Matrioshka a strange beast''

LEAD: Pamela, with Tibi (facilittor)
In collaboration with Grandir sans Frontieres and Matrioshka
DATE: 5 July, from 9:30am to 3:30pm

PLACE: Centre Marcel Giroux (Verdun - 4501, rue Bannantyne, H4G 1E3)

This event is part of Pamela's Internship program with SENSORICA and Matrioshka. 

The purpose of the activity is to facilitate co-creation in an active learning mode. This is an experience of collective creation of new concepts, based on an Ecodesign approach, as well as learning at the ecological, technological and sustainable levels using the Matrioshka street furniture. Matrioshka is considered a species in the ecosystem. 

Presentations used in this event


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OuiShare MTL and SENSORICA at Ecole du collaboratif - Blockchain technology

posted Nov 4, 2016, 11:56 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Nov 4, 2016, 12:03 PM by Sensorica Group ]

Hands on blockchain event, organized by OuiShare Montreal in collaboration with SENSORICA, for the Ecole du collaboratif series of events.

  • Interactive presentation of new possibilities introduced by the blockchain technology
  • 3 workshop groups, conceptualize blockchain applications, think about new potential in the context of a possible application.

Pictures from the event

Ethereum IoT Hackathon

posted Nov 9, 2015, 11:59 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Feb 29, 2016, 5:19 PM ]


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SENSORICA's IoT + blockchain project


IoT + Blockchain used to incentivize the application of precision agriculture to control natural resources by tokenization of data collection and disintermediation of analysis to futures markets, food producers, and governmental institutions. 

Presentation is a work in progress!

OuiShare Drink MTL #4 - Retours sur POC21

posted Nov 1, 2015, 2:25 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Feb 29, 2016, 5:18 PM ]

October 28, SENSORICA hosts OuiShare Drink. 

Eco-hacking the future

POC21 est une résidence d'innovateurs réunissant 100 "makers" venus des quatre coins du monde pour prototyper une société zéro carbone, zéro déchet. Pendant 5 semaines dans un château, leur mission a été d’inventer, en open source, 12 produits et solutions pour le climat et la transition écologique.

Le trailer du projet : https://vimeo.com/132919309

Les organisateurs seront à Montréal ce mercredi 28 octobre pour revenir sur l'aventure POC21 et envisager l'avenir après cette première édition brillamment réussie.

Une bonne occasion pour se rassembler, découvrir de quoi il s'agit, entendre les résultats après 5 semaines d'innovation, poser toutes les questions qui vous passeront par la tête et surtout se demander comment le Québec peut s'enrichir de cette expérience.

Comme d'habitude, le format de l'instant convivial qui suivra est potluck, alors venez partager!

Video recording of the event

Notes from this activity
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Ethereum Workshop 2 - UI & Development for blockchain

posted Nov 1, 2015, 2:19 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu

October 24, SENSORICA hosts a second Ethereum meetup (see first meetup), matching individual projects and exploring common grounds for co-development of infrastructure. See meetup page for the event. 

Video recording of the entire activity. 


Ethereum workshop

posted Nov 1, 2015, 2:13 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Nov 1, 2015, 2:20 PM ]

October 17, SENSORICA hosted a workshop on Ethereum. A few enthusiasts of this new p2p platform got together to talk about their projects and to form collaborative groups. See event announcement on Meetup

Video recording of the entire workshop


Learning in a new way

posted Nov 1, 2015, 2:06 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu

August 2015, SENSORICA and Grandir sans frontieres organized a workshop for kids at the SENSORICA Montreal lab, teaching robotics, 3D printing and solar energy. 

Solar energy for kids

posted Aug 11, 2015, 7:46 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Dec 7, 2016, 12:38 PM ]

On August 6th, SENSORICA was invited by Ateliers Barda to participate at "Le monde en chantier: architectures fictives’ + ‘Barda sur le toit", an event organized at Maison de la culture de Cote des Neiges, in Montreal. We presented solar energy to kids.


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