Helping technology entrepreneurs and researchers test new apps, products and services in a quick and cost-effective online environment.
The Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR) program provides a free testbed for those seeking to do online product design, testing and demonstrating. It is designed to aid small- and medium-sized information and communication technology companies, and individual researchers, who have ideas for complex, large-scale products, but lack the digital infrastructure to create it themselves. This CANARIE-funded initiative involves Cybera and Compute Canada, who are providing the research computing and data storage services.
How dair Affects You:
For researchers or small businesses, building the infrastructure to support product development can be a huge time and cost impediment. With DAIR, Canadians benefit from cloud-based, on-demand computing resources that effectively removes that hudle.
Using DAIR’s advanced technologies, entrepreneurs can customize and scale virtual machines to develop, test and demonstrate their innovative products, giving them a significant market advantage and accelerating product development.
These products could include:
- Social network analysis
- Game based simulations
- Scalable notification systems
- Mobile applications
- Multimedia platforms
- Games, including massively multiplayer online games
- IT security systems
How dair works:
Successful applicants receive four “cores” for one year at no cost. A core is an independent central processing unit that can read and execute program instructions. Additional cores are available for $100/core.
For further information and to apply for the DAIR program, visit the website.