Intellectual Property, Information Security (Wireless/ Networked devices), Biometric and Cryptographic measures for data protection and retrieval, Economic effectiveness and entrepreneurial aspects.
Property, Information Security (Wireless/ Networked devices),
Nos marches :
Nos innovations :
Our markets: Portable telephones bank cards
innovations: Latest technology Zigbee and Bluetooth the uses of this
I ) Target Market Segment: consumers who lose Mobile items
We move in a world of objects on which we are dependent and whose flight, loss or the simple lapse of memory can be awkward/ catastrophic (bank cards, wallets, keys, telephones and portable computers, PDA).
The services of police force teach us that 170 000 objects are reported to the police station of Paris in 2004, and that one estimates at the 500 000 lost telephones each year. One thus loses his business, often by carelessness.
One can lose any kind of things, whose estimate of the value varies on three criteria:
leave the following data:
For the private individuals, the loss of these objects constitutes a heavy expenditure for the households, all the more if it involves the payment of a telephone fixed price to which they do not have any more access. The companies also are very sensitive to this problem, because by losing a PDA or a computer, they are their data on industrial projects, commercial contacts, customers, significant information in general which is seen with the range of all. Today they buy various solutions of security: biometrics, cryptography, "dongle usb identifier"... These markets of protection have been in full growth for a few years.
Vis-a-vis this article, we propose a solution, Magic Finder who allows not to lose his objects. On our first target, general public, one will thus avoid to him mislaying its keys, its umbrella, its wallet, or its bank card. On our second target, the companies, one allows them not to diffuse data because of computers, of forgotten telephones or PDA.
Our objective is to propose Magic Finder with less 50.
) Our solution : the « Magic Finder »
A contrary of all the current solutions, we do not act after the loss, but at the time even or this one occurs. We thus propose a new solution compared to our competitors, which are:
1) 1) systems based on the good faith of the individuals: service of the found objects, police force, communities Internet
2) The societes of services :
3) The insurances :
Generally, competition will come very quickly on our basic idea because technologies are already accessible. This is why we should be concentrated on the partnerships and patents related to the two extensions of this project:
Development of the solution :
Our innovation lies in the finality of the use of technologies already
existing and very recent: Zigbee and Bluetooth. Today, all the studies
for these technologies are directed on problems house automations and
of increase in the rates of transfer. We propose a completely different
and innovative use: high mobility and extremely low flow. We know that
technologies exist, are at the point, and we must test them for our
products. The feasibility study, the creation of a prototype, and the
stages of pre production for the accessories Zigbee and Bluetooth, are
estimated at 60 000. The creation of a bank card will require more
research and we cannot per hour current estimate the costs.
For the short run: accessory Zigbee
In the short run: Zigbee accessory initially we will produce simply two accessories starting from the Zigbee technology which one will be able to attach to various objects: wallet, bunch of keys, telephones, etc.
We contacted the
Elektrobit company which distributes Zigbee technologies of the Freescale
company. This company sent an estimate to us of 60 000 to develop prototypes
and the moulds necessary to the setting in production. The time necessary
before the setting in production is evaluated with less than four months.
The series production will be lower than 10$ parts, depend on the desired
The choice of Zigbee technology is explained by:
A medium term: accessory Bluetooth
Then we will develop a Bluetooth satellite directly
connected on the portable telephones, following the example "current
Bluetooth articles". A software that we will develop for the telephones
will make it possible us to detect if the telephone is lost. In this
case we will be able to act on the data after the loss of the telephone.
We contacted the company Giga 5 which distributes the solutions Bluetooth de Asse Innovation. The physical production of the Bluetooth chip does not pose a problem. It is the creation of the software for the various operating systems from the telephones which increase the technical difficulty. Today we developed an example of application in Java Micro Edition, which makes it possible to detect the presence of a Bluetooth accessory, and to carry out an action in the event of distance. The difficulty lies in the establishment of the software in background of the operating system.
We propose this solution in the second time because it confronts us with more problems:
The Long Term : Bank Cards with Zigbee
In his ratio of
2003, the bank of France estimates at nearly 250 million euros the fraud
with the bank card.
: Observatoire de la securite des cartes de paiement
The last version of Zigbee makes it possible to have a emetteur/receptor on a format stamps station. Moreover, there exists out of standard of the piles of 1.6mm height, making it possible to use Zigbee. One can thus study the possibility of integrating a pile and a Zigbee transmitter on bank cards.
The difficulties which arise are in particular the following:
Choice of installaion of the antenna
creation of a card carrying Magic Finder will make it possible to avoid
part of the frauds due to the loss of the cards. This creation will require
much research and development, and of work with the actors of the banking
structures. We will benefit at this time there from our experiment with
Zigbee technology, of our knowledge of the market of the loss, and the
behavior of the users to have the best analysis of the problems.
III ) The Team S+ :
The creation of the company is on the initiative of Romain JOUIN and Ankan Dutta. He roped in and also motivated professors of the INT ready to bring him advices, support and their expertise when it is needed for it, in order to be guided, to have fast answers to his questions, and to benefit from their competences. He found in Ankan Dutta a significant ally who will enable him to come into contact with the Indian market, enormous growth potential. The team thus brings together motivated and specialized people benefitting from different points of sights, to give the most open possible analysis on the project.
3 competences indispensable for the success of this united team for the project:
Computer Engineer of India, International Mgmt at INT
Pierre Vincent :
Networks Department Head (Softwares), INT.
IV ) Assessment Financial
Each of the three stages requires the financing of the development of the prototypes, the tests, the creation of the moulds for the series, and finally of the mass production. For our first accessory, the estimate of the Elektrobit company shows us that one needs 70 000 for all the stages before the production. Then, for the production of the microchips, it is necessary to count 10$ parts up to 1500 units, or 6,7$ between 1500 and 4000 units.
Le financement envisage pour le developpement de laccessoire Zigbee est le suivant :
As we sell Magic Finder in pair, and that we want that the public buys it with less 50, we need to sell it with the distributor with less 15. It is manifest that we could be profitable only while benefiting from the scale effects. We will thus need 70 000 for the development of the product is, and certainly of the same nap to have a production which enables us to reach the dead point. It is thus ready of 150 00 that it will be necessary for us to find to be viable.
The financing under consideration for the development of the Zigbee accessory is as follows:
of the ministry for Research: 45 000
produced and developed, we hope to find investors to finance the mass
production. We estimate that we will need an equivalent financing to develop
a Bluetooth accessory, without counting the development of the software
necessary. When with the Integration of Magic Finder in a bank card, the
costs are given according to our control of Zigbee and our industrial