*** CHANGE OF VENUE: this round table will now take place upstairs from DDiMIT (in the same building), in the Foundery space****
On July 7 Dan Maclean from the SR&ED program will join us for the open lab from 4-6pm to give us an overview of the SR&ED program and the kinds activities that are supported through the program. The SR&ED program funds approximately $4 billion in Canadian R&D annually.
IoT projects are unique in that they span not only software and digital media but hardware as well. Furthermore much of the work done at DDiMIT builds on open source hardware and software. How does this affect your SR&ED claim? How will you structure collaborations and partnerships in order to effectively access the program?
If you have specific questions you would like to ask Dan please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and she will collect and pass them on.
Hope to see you on July 7!
New Series - Funding the IoT: Rolling up your sleeves without emptying your pockets.
Do you have an idea for a new and exciting Internet of Things (IoT) product but you don't know how you are going to find the money to fund it? We're working on a series for the summer on various funding programs such as the SR&ED program, Digital Media Tax Credits and others. Many of our partners have wondered whether their collaborations within DDiMIT affect their ability to access these programs or better whether they open up new possible funding avenues for their projects.
We already have the first session scheduled on July 7 when an advisor with the SR&ED Program will come and share details on how the program works. We have a second session planned with specialists from KPMG who will cover the Digital Media Tax Credits. Stay tuned for a complete summary of the series and dates.
In the meantime we are looking for your ideas for sessions and for your specific challenges and questions about programs so our speakers can come armed with answers for you. Please send your ideas and questions to Adriana: email@example.com
When & Where
The ThingTank Lab is an open, community based collaborative ideation lab. This ideation lab is a place where the exploration, experimentation, and exchange of ideas are developed towards the building of “things”. The things our lab is most interested in are those emerging through the continuing revolution of data driven goods and services, what is notionally discussed as being the “Internet of things”. The next generation of digital content products and services have distributed and diverse modes of interaction where websites and mobile content will be only one aspect of the user’s experience: smart meters or wearable electronics, for example, connect the real world of objects to online digital networks of data. These digitally enabled networked objects are the Internet of Things.
The lab is fundamentally an interdisciplinary facilitating community. It is the place where the next generation of ideas comes from. Its activities include academics and people from private enterprise as well as sponsoring organizations interested in alternative pre-competitive techniques of idea generation related to building things (and their networks) that address real world problems.