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Tiberius Brastaviceanu

Home - Review of Federal Support to Research and Development - 1 views

  • 5 billion worth of R&D funding provided by the federal government every year
  • helping our innovative SMEs grow into larger, world-competitive companies in Canada
  • government support for business R&D in Canada is among the most generous in the world, yet we're near the bottom of the pack when it comes to seeing business R&D investment
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  • What we found was a funding system that is unnecessarily complicated and confusing to navigate
  • significant gaps that hinder the ability of our businesses to grow
  • The encouragement of home-grown innovation a part of government procurement is commonsense
  • the NRC can play a unique role, linking its large-scale, long-term research activity with the academic and business communities
  • challenges in getting start-up funding and late stage risk capital financing
  • the gap is filled by foreign investors, which means that too many commercial benefits and intellectual property end up leaving the country
  • government-wide clarity when it comes to innovation
Kurt Laitner

Academic Torrents - 0 views

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Stanford scientists put free text-analysis tool on the web | Engineering - 0 views

    Perhaps useful tool
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Assessments - 0 views

    May be insightful
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9 Common Collaboration Mistakes That Could Cost You Big - On Small Businesses - Medium - 0 views

    you actually do get points for showing up, but you get more points for participating, and even more for saying something useful...
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How Many Kinds of Property are There? Two? Or Three? | naked capitalism - 0 views

  • Whenever a group of people depend on a resource that everybody uses but nobody owns, and where one person’s use effects another person’s ability to use the resource, either the population fails to provide the resource, overconsumes and/or fails to replenish it, or they construct an institution for undertaking and managing collective action.
  • Common-pool resources may be owned by national, regional, or local [1]governments; by [2] communal groups; by [3] private individuals or corporations; or used as open access resources by whomever can gain access
    • Based on her survey, Ostrom distilled this list of common design principles from the experience of successful governance institutions:

      1. Clearly defined boundaries. Individuals or households who have rights to withdraw resource units from the CPR must be clearly defined, as must the boundaries of the CPR itself.
      2. Congruence between appropriation and provision rules and local conditions. Appropriation rules restricting time, place, technology, and/or quantity of resource units are related to local conditions and to provision rules requiring labour, material, and/or money.
      3. Collective-choice arrangements. Most individuals affected by the operational rules can participate in modifying the operational rules [how refreshing. Standing!].
      4. Monitoring. Monitors, who actively audit CPR conditions and appropriator behavior, are accountable to the appropriators or are the appropriators.
      5. Graduated sanctions. Appropriators who violate operational rules are likely to be assessed graduated sanctions (depending on the seriousness and context of the offence) by other appropriators, by officials accountable to these appropriators, or by both.
      6. Conflict-resolution mechanisms. Appropriators and their officials have rapid access to low-cost local arenas to resolve conflicts among appropriators or between appropriators and officials.
      7. Minimal recognition of rights to organize. The rights of appropriators to devise their own institutions are not challenged by external governmental authorities.
      8. For CPRs that are parts of larger systems:

      9. Nested enterprises. Appropriation, provision, monitoring, enforcement, conflict resolution, and governance activities are organized in multiple layers of nested enterprises.
    Good review of Ostrom and Bollier's definitions of commons and governance approaches to this property class
Tiberius Brastaviceanu - 2014-01-29-project-spotlight-beedome - 0 views

    "The BeeDome is a computerized system based on the Sitara-processor-powered BeagleBone Black computer as well as a specially designed "cape" plug-in board. BeagleBone Black is connected to the Internet, and stats are uploaded periodically to a website so that the company can closely monitor the nucs. The BeeDome also integrates GE Telaire T6613/T6615 and MG811 sensors to monitor the CO2 level; DS18B20 sensors to monitor temperature; DH22 sensors to monitor humidity and temperature; and Sharp COM-10636 SSR devices to control 120V devices.

    "Bee" sure to check out ForestDew Apiaries' website for more information on this "unbeelievable" project!"
Kurt Laitner - 0 views

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SynchroEdit - 0 views

    Tools, open source collaborative document editing
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