Wednesday, 18 May 2016

1 Gig Rural Economy

If you are reading this article, chances are you have taken an Uber, are familiar with Upwork and maybe even sold something on Etsy. Business models that fall under the “gig economy” umbrella have been proven for business-to-consumer and peer-to-peer markets because they make it possible to crowdsource products and services from huge communities of people.

Large online networks can also be some of the greatest sources of innovation. Led by the enterprise and government research and development verticals, this trend is growing rapidly because of a shift in focus from single-point services to the co-creation (collaborative innovation) model.

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Sunday, 15 May 2016

Ontario’s Innovation Event of the Year: #diTHINK2016

R2B2 project team members are going to attend Ontario’s Innovation Event of the Year: #diTHINK2016 in Toronto on May 26 2016.


diTHINK

Digital infrastructure. It’s empowering the Digital Individual, giving them Digital Independence, enabling Democratic Innovation. DIYers can set up their own collaboration systems, undertake advanced computing analysis of crowd-sourced data, and create monitoring devices tailored to their community’s needs. Tech goes selfie for an inclusive future. Find out how this is affecting research, education and innovation.
View the agenda to learn more about how technology enables the individual.

2016 Conference Updates

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