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Project VIE

Build the most advanced open innovation center in the world!
We are collaborating with the CDEC Rosemont, HEC Montreal, Ecole des sciences de la gestion de l'UQAM, Innovitech (and others) to build a 50,000 square feet Open Innovation Hub in Montreal.

IMPORTANT NOTE: this initiative has morphed into NOICE / LE VOICE / Verdun Project

Our collaboration with the CDEC Rosemont in this project didn't go very well. This is why

This space will contain open source projects as well as startups who are willing to share resources and collaborate within this environment. 

We call the sum of all open source projects (market-oriented or not) the Open Alliance.

Contact us to get involved.

Open-alliance strategic plan presentation


 Important updates
  • Mission and vision is stabilizing, with almost everyone adhering to it. We need to work on a list of values.  
  • Branding: some people don't like the name VIE, and would like to rebrand the project - see document if you want to get involved.  
  • Space: the negotiation for the building on Park Avenue is still not resolved yet. SENSORICA will expand its operations with Capitol Industries (same building it is in now), building a Robotics lab.  See photo album with visited spaces.
  • Services offered in the center are defined HERE. Yasir is now redefining his role to offer services to networks forming the Open Alliance. 
  • Funding: a proposal for academic funding is under way with Soumaya, Mai and Genevieve. We are putting in place the mechanisms to fund a Robotics lab. See more on funding strategy
  • Governance: still working on the governance of VIE and of the Open Alliance.

Recent Announcements

  • Open Alliance - strategic plan presentation Meeting on March 19th, 2014. Around the table, members of SENSORICA, JAM and BricoBio.Go to the Open Alliance page for more.  Presentation Video
    Posted Mar 19, 2014, 4:55 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Let's raise $1M! The funding campaign is launched for the open alliance. See open alliance profile.
    Posted Feb 11, 2014, 4:59 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Better coordination and collaboration for VIE Yasir et Tibi worked to consolidate the space for collaboration, now that we are including other networks/groups to be part of the process. They created a mailing list (which was also embedded in this page, you need to sign into your Google Account and be a member already in order to see all the communication within this same page) and a sub-folder within the general Project VIE folder into SENSORICA's database, with larger access. They also invited everyone involved in the SENSORICA Fridays! event to join these virtual spaces. 
    Posted Jan 15, 2014, 5:55 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Choose the name of the legal entity!   
    Posted Jan 13, 2014, 8:47 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
  • Meeting with all partners! Presentation used during the eventBy sensoricansBy JamieVideoEvent announcement10 January, 2014 we are organizing a general meeting to discuss about Project VIE at CTS. All partners are invited, and their friends too!  Tibi and Yasir will present what has been done and what's being planned. Question periodJamie will present the JoatU - alternative currency and why alternative value exchange systems are needed for VIE. Question periodOpen discussionsDuring the entire time we are expecting all partners to challenge us with though questions in order to better define their place and role in VIE.At the end of the day we want to have all partners take "ownership" of their roles, take initiative, and collaborate ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2014, 3:39 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu
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Who's involved?

For those involved, all the documents related to this project are in THIS FOLDERActive SENSORICA members involved are: FrancoisYasirPhilippeTibiJonathanDaniel


Space for VIE

Open photo albums of visited spaces

Initial funding

Open VIE funding page