Posted April 7, 2011
DAIR – "Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research" is open to developers of:
- Multi-player online games
- Transactional software such as e-banking
- Telecom software such as billing
- Web-based apps such as social networking/marketing
- Other digital products, services and applications
CANARIE Inc. has announced it is accepting proposals frtechnology entrepreneurs and innovators to develop their products, services or applicaCanada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network.
This is a unique opportunity and competitive advantage for
CANARIE’s DAIR – the Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research Program – is a shared R& D environment where users can design, prototype, validate and demonstrate pre-comtechnologies on demand and at no charge during the pilot phase of the program, which runs from May 2011 until March 2012.
“DAIR is a very welcome program,” said Mr. Matthews. “This will help a large number of developers in smaller ICT organizations who often lack thresources to test their solutions in an advanced R & D network environment.”
CANARIE announced DAIR in December 2010 in response to data showing
DAIR helps accelerate time-to-market for SMEs by providing access to an R & D environment consisting of a high-capacity fibre optic network, macro cellular and WiFi access, and compute and storage resources. This environment will offer SMEs the opportunity to move products qutowards commercialization, without incurring additional development costs.
Applicants are urged to submit their proposals by April 22, 2011, as these will be evaluated by May 2. Proposals accepted after that date will be evaluated within 5 business days. The first group of users is expected to access DAIR in May 2011. Selection criteria for the program includeexpected cost and time savings with respect to product development, and alignment of technicarequirements with DAIR resources.
Based on a successful pilot, the program will be expanded to incorporate additional users, such as multinational enterprises and academic researchers.
More information on DAIR, the DAIR Call for Proposals, and information on selection criteria mbe found at: www.canarie.ca/en/dair.
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For more information, please contact Kathryn Anthonisen, Director of Communications, CANARIE, (613) 943-5374, Kathryn.email@example.com
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