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As you may already know, Kambria DAOs is a way for the community to co-own technology, with the approach to open source the technology solution for the members of the DAO.

As introduced in the governance model of Kambria DAOs, Dev Teams will submit their work to the DAOs including source codes, demos, documents, and presentations; and the submissions will be packaged and tokenized as DAO IP NFTs. By this we can enable open-source solutions to be commercialized by the DAO community.

In this article, we would like to share in more detail about NFT IPs of Technology solutions in Kambria DAOs.

The DAO development work will be tokenized in NFTs

As you may already know, non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are blockchain-based cryptographic assets with unique identification codes and metadata that differentiate them from one another.

NFTs provide a powerful tool to protect the DAO IPs by establishing ownership, attribution, and royalty mechanisms on the blockchain. They enable a more secure, transparent, and decentralized framework for managing and monetizing IP assets.

NFTs help IP trade more effectively by making IPs more cost-effective to license, compared to the traditional IP registration process which requires a lot of time, paperwork and complicated legal requirements.

So for the technology solutions of Kambria DAOs, each license will be represented by an NFT, and the licensing of DAO solutions is applied in the context of franchising after development phase:

  • Dev Partner will become Production Partner at their local.
  • The DAO will scale to other locals by franchise model, in which a manufacturer at a local  buys a technology solution license to become Production Partner of the DAO. The license pricing would be $15.000. 
  • Dev Partner owns 1 license and will get $5k revenue sharing on each license sale to other Production Partners. Dev Partner will handle the technology transfer in the franchising.
Some benefits that Production Partners can derive from their association with the DAO:

  • Technology and Knowledge Transfer: As a Production Partner, manufacturers receive technology transfer and ongoing support from the DAO. This can include access to proprietary manufacturing processes, innovative product designs, and efficient supply chain management systems. Such knowledge transfer can significantly enhance the capabilities and competitiveness of the Production Partner.
  • Increased Revenue Opportunities: By manufacturing products for the DAO, Production Partners can tap into new revenue streams. The DAO’s brand recognition, marketing efforts, and established customer base can help drive demand for the products manufactured by the Production Partner, leading to increased sales and revenue.
  • Reduced Business Risk: As a Production Partner, manufacturers benefit from reduced business risk. The partnership with the DAO provides a steady stream of orders, reducing the uncertainty associated with demand fluctuations and market uncertainties. This stability can contribute to improved financial performance and long-term sustainability for the Production Partner.
  • Collaboration and Networking Opportunities: Being part of the DAO network opens up opportunities for collaboration and networking with other Production Partners and stakeholders. This can lead to knowledge sharing, best practice exchanges, and potential partnerships for business expansion or diversification.
  • Local Empowerment and Social Impact: Through the franchise model, Production Partners contribute to the local economy by creating job opportunities and supporting the growth of local industries. This fosters a sense of community empowerment and positive social impact, which can be personally fulfilling for the Production Partners.

Kambria DAO IP NFT Description

This part is a detailed description of the DAO IP NFT.

Overview

  1. A technology solution version includes an intro deck, demo videos, source codes and technical documents.
With the approach to open source the technology solution for the members of the DAO:

  • Its contents are stored in Kambria Channels:
    • The demo videos will be on Youtube, that Dev Partners share access for Kambria to download then upload to Kambria channel.
    • The intro deck, technical documents and source codes will be on Google Drive, that Dev Partners share access for Kambria to download then upload to Kambria channel.
  • And the links to those contents can only be accessed by DAO members who hold at least 10.000 DAO LP tokens ($3.000). They will need to connect their wallets to access this information on the Codebase of Kambria platform. The minimum token requirement serves as a reminder for DAO members to act in the best interests of the DAO.
  1. Allows minting multiple NFTs for 1 IP corresponding to the number of licenses granted to Production Partners.
  2. In the context of intellectual property, it is important to note that licensees are prohibited from reselling or gifting the NFTs they possess. Engaging in such activities would result in the buyer’s Production Partner rights not being properly recognized, and it would also lead to the seller losing their Production Partner rights.

Metadata

  1. With contents in Google Drive, the metadata stored in the NFT includes:
  • Google Drive file URL.  
  • Google Drive file ID obtained from the URL of the Google Drive file.  
  • Metadata timestamp when the metadata was created or associated with the NFT. This helps establish the timeline and ensures that the association with the Google Drive content is clear.  
  • Additional information: title and description. 
  1. With contents on Youtube, the metadata stored in the NFT includes:
  • YouTube video URL. 
  • YouTube video ID typically found in the URL of the YouTube video.  
  • Metadata timestamp when the metadata was created or associated with the NFT. 
  • Additional information: title and description. 

Implementation

So in the development phase, Dev Teams will submit their work on Kambria platform.

  1. The submission will then be listed in the Codebase on Kambria platform, tokenized to NFTs using NFTify to sent to the DAO (because NFT creation requires a personal sign which the DAO does not have, DAO cannot create NFTs itself). 
  2. For license purchase transactions, we will develop the DAO NFT IP License Sale smart contract to automate the transactions of license purchase and revenue sharing for DAO members and Dev Partner.

From Kambria NFT IP Program to NFT IPs of technology solutions in Kambria DAOs, we are coming closer to a feasible model of IP management in the open innovation age.

Sincerely yours,

Kambria.

Author

Kambria is the first decentralized open innovation platform for Deep Tech (AI, Robotics, Blockchain, VR/AR…). Using our platform, anyone can collaborate in researching, developing and commercializing innovative ideas and get rewarded fairly for their contributions. Through partnerships with government agencies, top universities and leading companies, Kambria is dedicated to building a sustainable open innovation ecosystem to change the way we innovate and to accelerate advanced technology development and industry adoption. Together, let’s shape the future of technology where technology is open and contributing more to society.