Sensorica is an open value network (OVN), established in 2011 in Montreal, Canada, for open source hardware development.[1][2] It is a pilot project for commons-based peer production applied to hardware, designed to operate at large scale. It was established in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in February 2011.

TypeOpen Value Network
FoundedFebruary 2011
FounderTiberius Brastaviceanu, Ivan Pavlov, François Bergeron
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Area served
ProductsSensors, sensing systems, automation systems
Servicesopen source hardware, sensing, automation

Sensorica uses the Resources, Events, Agents accounting model as a basis of its network resource planning and contribution / value accounting system (NRP-VAS). The NRP is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) type of software based on the REA model to support the complexity of operations in an OVN. It collects, stores, and interprets data from all the different types of activities in the network and connects them to specific resources, events, and agents to keep track of the contributed value on resource level. In NRP, everything is connected together. Economic agents are associated with other agents and participate in events of various types, such as processes, exchanges, or transfers. Events change the state of resources by using, citing, consuming, creating, or transferring them. A certain resource may be an output from one event and then an input to another one. Those events are then again connected with a resource flow.


  1. ^ OSH Start-ups’ Business Development Challenges: The Case of SENSORICA from a Total Integrated Marketing Perspective; Normand Turgeon, Mai Thi Thanh Thai, Gheorghe Epuran
  2. ^ Open Value Network - TEDx Montreal

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