You don’t have to start from scratch. BoosterPacks are free, curated packages of resources on specific emerging technology, built by experienced Canadian businesses who have built products or services using that technology and are willing to share their expertise.
Think of it as a speed boost to get your start-up or early-stage business to market faster. BoosterPacks help you understand and experiment with a new technology quickly so that you can adopt it for your business’s unique needs.
Developed for Canadian businesses by Canadian businesses.
We’ve enlisted experienced Canadian businesses – “BoosterPack Builders” – to curate their knowledge and expertise with specific emerging technologies. These Builders have developed commercially available products and services using this technology.
The goal of each BoosterPack is to help you get to market faster by benefiting from some of the tips and resources that helped the Builders, while avoiding some of their pitfalls.
Each BoosterPack includes:
- Flight Plan – Concise documentation of implementation and architecture options, key learnings & resources, and a description of a Sample Solution that demonstrates the technology. Flight Plans minimize your learning curve for each technology.
- Launch Codes – Software code to deploy the Sample Solution on the DAIR Cloud to accelerate your initial product development.
Browse the BoosterPack Catalogue to learn about specific technologies and to download sample code to help you get started. Current BoosterPacks include:
Internet of Things – Built by reelyActive
Machine Learning: Time Series Prediction – Built by Bluwave-ai
Machine Learning: Recommender System – Built by Carla Margalef Bentabol
Cloud Data Tools – Built by Apption
Accessing BoosterPacks is simple.
BoosterPacks are part of the DAIR Cloud resource bundle, which also includes the Cloud Platform and the DAIR Community of Canadian startups.
To qualify, you must be a Canadian business with fewer than 500 employees and use DAIR for design, development, validation, and/or demonstration purposes.
The only requirement for businesses on DAIR is to provide feedback and insights on the quality and benefit of the program. This feedback may be in the form of short questionnaires and/or phone interviews.
Applications are reviewed quickly, and you can expect a response within three (3) business days. If you qualify, you’ll receive credentials to access the DAIR Cloud within five (5) business days.
You can apply at any time, but if the DAIR Cloud is over-subscribed, qualified applications will be processed in the order we receive them.