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NOICE - LE VOICE - Verdun project


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

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.

Partnership structure


    See the Updates doc

    YouTube Video


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

    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!


    Current presentation

    Presentation Verdun - DEC

    Past presentations

    Project coordination and facilitation

    Project folder
    Knowledge base verdun_project


    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


    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 populationPhase 2 : implementation
    • Spaces layouts and equipment
    • Services design
    • Human resources organisation
    • Shared IT infrastructurePhase 3 : working with network models and creating bridges with other territories




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