Individuals have 4 ways to operate within SENSORICA.
1. The SENSORICA way
Participate in SENSORICA projects, create value collaboratively and share the benefits with your peers; projects are market-oriented.
Free access to everything!
2. The FAB LAB way
50$/month/person access to lab4
3. The TECHSHOP way
Work on your own projects with no requirements for sharing, transparency, and collaboration, from the Montreal SENSORICA lab
| Projects are
- market-oriented3 or not
- log contributions in the value accounting system, see definition
- document your work and share it with the community and with the rest of the world
- open source the technology
- participate in community activities
- some documentation is required
- share your knowledge and your know how
- participate in community activities.
- pay for the use of materials
- some equipment has extra use costs, ex. the 3D printer
- free access to space, tools and prototyping equipment
- generate revenue
- access to SENSORICA's governance
- low-cost access to prototyping tools, equipment and working space
- access to a network of skilled individuals
- low-cost access to prototyping tools
- working space
- access to a network of skilled individuals
- new business models
1- ''open'' means to provide free access to participation, anyone can join
2 - transparent means that anyone has access to information
3 - market oriented means that the project's main goal is to create a product or a service.
4. The INCUBATOR way : Rent a desk. Offer for startups: 250$/month, open 7 days per week, 24h. Benefit from access to prototyping equipment and from your proximity to CAKE. Contact to inquire
Traditional organizations benefit from proximity with SENSORICA
SENSORICA is a space where open innovation and peer production intersects with the market know-how and resources of classical organizations. It is also an ideal platform for classical organizations to engage in the collaborative economy.
Our global economy is undergoing a profound transition. Commons-based peer production is gradually emerging, but it is formally incompatible with the post-industrial economy. Traditional organizations are struggling to keep up with the speed of innovation, which is now dominated by open networks. SENSORICA is an ideal space for traditional organizations to adapt in this rapidly changing economic landscape. See more on CAKE.
| Individual affiliate of SENSORICA find
- Help: You can develop your projects in collaboration with other network affiliates.
- Fairness: All revenue generated in SENSORICA projects is distributed is proportion to everyone's contribution, for as long as the product generates revenue. See more on the value accounting system.
- Dignity: You own the fruits of your work.
- Flexibility: You can work whenever you want and as much as you want, as log as you respect your own commitments. Your revenue will be proportional to the value you create.
- Empowerment: You are free to take initiative and to implement your own projects. You participate in SENSORICA's governance.
- Ethics: SENSORICA is almost by definition ethical, it is open and transparent.
| Small companies find|
- Help: You can get help in redesigning your venture the future economy.
- Platform: SENSORICA is a platform for open innovation, for collaboration and co-creation of value. This platform integrates crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, as well as resource management and value accounting. See more on infrastructure.
- Access to know-how: SENSORICA is a growing pool of know-how in sensing and its various applications, including IoT and blockchain.
- Access to new economic practices: see more on CAKE
- R&D: 50% reduction of R&D costs by remixing open source technologies.
- Risk: Reduce your risks for R&D by sharing it across the network.
- Resources: Get access to SENSORICA's lab, and prototyping equipment.
- Network: Forge strong relationships with other SENSORICA affiliates and partners.
Next steps if you want to join as a SENSORICA affiliate
Nothing stops you from proposing something new! Create a new project
Privileges and responsibilities for SENSORICA active affiliates
this section is under construction...
| Gold affiliate||Privileges|
- Access to network governance
- Contribute at least xxx amount of time into Building SENSORICA processes (Contributions to Building SENSORICA are recorded as dept in the NRP, to be paid out whenever the network has a surplus of income. But contributions to the community need to be done all the time)
| Silver affiliate||Privileges|
| Bronze affiliate||Privileges|
Funding for new affiliates
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