- Applied Research and Innovation
DICE is Saskatchewan’s first Technology Access Centre (TAC) funded by NSERC and Innovation
DICE works collaboratively with various industry partners to help solve their data
challenges — particularly those related to data integrity, data transmission, and
data analysis and storage.Businesses, industries and non-profits work with DICE on
data issues or challenges. This can be as basic as to how to identify usable business
statistics or as complex as using machine learning and artificial intelligence to
ensure constant process optimization on a production line.
Asset management and monitoring
DICE includes data as an important organizational asset. By combining data acquisition,
distributed analytics, edge computing, mobile computing and software technology platforms,
companies can improve their data analysis and predictive capabilities.
Data security and integrity is a core part of every project DICE undertakes. DICE
is involved in research surrounding penetration testing, data encryption and the analysis
of encrypted data.
Internet of things
The data generated from internet of things devices has grown and the need to learn
and take advantage of the information provided by these devices has increased at the
same pace. DICE works hard to make sense of this data an ensure business can remain
competitive in a global market.
Time-sensitive networking (TSN) is a key component for various industrial applications
such as process and machine control. DICE helps to demonstrate how technologies work
together on a TSN network to showcase flexible manufacturing and processing scenarios.
Mesh communication and control
A mesh refers to a rich interconnection among smart devices or nodes consisting of
mesh clients, mesh routers and gateways. DICE focuses on open technologies that can
help monitor and control mesh networks, while maintaining scalability and interoperability.
This allows companies to increase resiliency and make digital integration of distributed