“While the higher administrative layers of Universities are still pushing for commercializing intellectual property, we (SENSORICA) find through our practice that scientists are more and more inclined to open their innovation, and to integrate “value networks” that bridge the academia with the local economy. SENSORICA value network already includes 2 academic laboratories, one at Montreal Heart Institute and the other one at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. We helped these labs to get funding for projects developed within SENSORICA. We observe a rich interaction between professors and their students and SENSORICA members. Knowledge, know how, and tangible resources are flowing both ways between SENSORICA and these labs. Both these relations seem to be strengthening for a long-term collaboration.