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From April 29th to Mai first, 32 students from 8 business schools around the world studied SENSORICA intensively, and formulated their recommendations for the problems we're currently facing. This event was organized by Pr. Mai Thi Thanh Thai from HEC Montreal.
On March 7th, 2013 Michel Bauwens (founder of p2p foundation) was invited by Pr. Mai Thi Thanh to presented at Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Montreal, Canada. At the same time, Bob Haugen and is partner Lynn Foster, who work hard with us on infrastructure development, also came to Montreal from Wisconsin USA, to help us transition to the new version of our value accounting system. They were also present at HEC that Thursday the 7th, with almost all other sensoricans from Montreal. Michel's presentation on p2p ended with a short introduction to the open value network model and to the value accounting system. [NOTE: the presentation was recorded and will be published here in April]
After the presentation, some of us continued the passionate discussion about p2p economics and the open value network well into the afternoon. This discussion was only interrupted for the time to walk to the nearest Greek restaurant, where we enjoyed ourselves until the owner almost kicked us out.
Seven hours of sleep later we were back at it again over breakfast, talking about how to make SENSORICA's model available to any group out there who wants to produce and distribute value the commons-based p2p way.
Today we were invited to participate at the CDEC Rosemont gala of 2013. Last year we won a $10,000 prize during this gala. This year we were invited to present our projects. Francois, Ivan, Jonathan and Philippe represented our work.
SENSORICA was presented at UQAM during two, day-long, workshops in Soumaya's MBA class. The first one took place on the 9th of Feb. and the second one on the 16th of Feb. We used the presentation below. The feedback from the students was great, and we are grateful to them as well as to Soumaya for inviting us.
On 27 November 2012 Francois and Jonathan presented the new Mosquito prototype at the Bal du maire, in Montreal, Canada, organized by Fondation du maire. See the photo galery below
SENSORICA was represented by Tactus and other members at the City Hall of Montreal, to officially receive the grant Fondation du maire (see more on this), to meet with the donors, and to take a picture with the mayor of Montreal.
We discussed about SENSORICA, the value network model and the p2p model.
Hangout crashed a few minutes into the discussion, here's the video recorded.
On September 25th 2012 Francois presented Tactus Scientific and our tactile technology at the "TELUS Montreal Inc. of Tomorrow Award" organized by Fondation du Maire. Tactus was among 6 other semifinalists for the big prize, out of which 3 finalists were selected. Despite an outstanding presentation made by Francois, Tactus was not selected this time by the jury, one out of 3 being a representative from TELUS Mobility (a cell phone company), the sponsor of the event. LobbyFriend, a smartphone applications developer, Diner en Blanc, a social event that goes viral once a year in big cities all over the world, and Novothermic were the winners. Smart business decision by TELUS... Tactus is officially a member of the Fondation du Maire network. We must recognize the fact that over 60% of resources that went into what is recognized as Tactus' achievements by some individuals outside the SENSORICA network were in fact contributed by SENSORICA members (see table below showing total accounted investment in the Mosquito project). This clearly demonstrates the economic advantage of a small organization being part of a value network such as SENSORICA.
Other SENSORICA members were present at the event to receive encouragement and appreciation from Fondation du Maire officials and other members of the network.
See data and calculations
| ||Time contributions||Material contributions|| Financial contributions||Total Contribution|
|Total investment for Mosquito Scientific Instrument|| 1832 hours|| $375.00|| $5,833.00|| $70,334 |
(assuming average of 35$/hour)
| Only Tactus|| 679 hours|| 0.00||$2,357.04|| $26,103.50|
| All other SENSORICA members|| 1154 hours|| 375.00|| $3,476.23|| $44,231.02|
, according to a simple model of our value accounting system. (members only
On June 20th, 2012 we were awarded the R&D prize at the gala for the national final of Quebec Entrepreneurship Contest. The prize was awarded to Tactus, which is the commercial front of the Mosquito system. Francois, Tibi, Jonathan and Ivan were at the gala to receive the prize, which constitutes another vote of confidence for our technology. The juries based their evaluation on the Mosquito project. Read the official press release (search Tactus).