Standing at the Frontier
We stand at the frontier of a thrilling expansion of the human senses. The digitization of hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch will herald new experiences, new opportunities, and new ways of inhabiting the world. These advances are not the prospects of a distant future, to be enjoyed by subsequent generations—they are the here and now. Researchers and entrepreneurs are developing state-of-the-art technologies today that will permanently shift the landscape of human sense perception and create a sensory playground beyond imagination.
Led by a team of technology enthusiasts and experts, the Internet of Senses Institute is your gateway to this imminent, interconnected future. We are a community of thought leaders, inventors, and early adopters who are passionate about taking part in the evolution of human senses and shaping this new era of innovation.
The Internet of Senses Institute is a gathering place for all who seek to understand, co-create, and leverage the cutting-edge technology that is poised to redefine our lives. We aim to foster a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, executives, policymakers, and researchers, ready to embrace the Internet of Senses and all the ingenuity, inventiveness, and inspiration it has to offer.
Who is Our Audience?
The Internet of Senses Institute supports a wide-ranging cluster of professions and communities, with one element in common: a shared enthusiasm for the many opportunities presented by the digital expansion of our five senses. The groups listed below are but a sampling of the many spheres impacted by innovations in multisensory experiences.
Industry & Innovators
You have the vision to understand that new technologies impact your business, your customers, and society as a whole—whether you head a tech company or not. You know that the most successful enterprises are those that embrace the future and choose to evolve, which is why you’re continuously looking for ways to innovate your business and to engage your customers using the five senses.
Startups & Investors
You’ve seen the future and you want to be a part of it. You recognize the gaps in existing frameworks and understand where the trends are headed, and you have the know-how to design and invest in solutions that will meet the needs of tomorrow. Your advantage is being an expert in your market, but you recognize the need to expand your focus on the larger technology landscape to inform your plans for new products and services and your investment strategy. Visit the Startups page to learn about companies that are shaping this future.
Education & Research
Your scholarly and scientific expertise allows you to understand the technical aspects of innovation better than anyone. The challenge lies in translating that knowledge for a wider audience, and in adapting your research to practical and marketable applications. You’re savvy enough to realize that access to the larger community will help you create traction for your ideas in consumer and corporate markets, as well as find sales and investment opportunities for your technology.
Government & Policymakers
You appreciate that the tech of tomorrow – those technologies that truly change society – often relies on institutional backing and governmental support, especially when it comes to funding. As policymakers, you realize the best way to serve your constituents today is by keeping up with the current landscape and conditions, staying ahead of the design curve, and anticipating when innovation requires legislation.