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STOP Tampering of Products

Objective

SToP is a focused and comprehensive initiative with the aim of developing ambient intelligence-based and network-oriented systems for the secure and efficient authentication of products at any stage of their lifecycle, thus empowering legitimate vendors, distributors, governments and consumers to distinguish between genuine and tampered products. In order to successfully achieve this goal, SToP will develop advanced solutions that address unsolved issues of current state-of-the-art anti-counterfeiting technologies and products.

These include inability of current systems to provide 100% authentication of products, inadequate security features, prohibitive costs, lack of solutions able to be covertly integrated in enterprise processes, and inability to overcome technical obstacles. SToP will investigate structure and mechanisms of illicit and grey markets including an in-depth analysis of the supply- and demand-side drivers of trade with counterfeits. Allied to this, SToP will establish a clear business case framework and understanding, especially as it relates to small and medium sized organizations in the evaluation of the financial impact of illicit trade on brand name and revenue, and the steps that are required to prevent it. SToP will develop core technology, techniques and solutions beyond current state-of-the-art that will build the foundation for a distributed and networked product verification infrastructure.

This includes the development and extension of smart tagging technologies as well as the design of suitable and scalable software components. The resulting solution will be customisable to different use cases and industries prone to illicit trade, providing secure management of both "data-on-network" and "data-on-tag" that together will be used to implement secure product verification processes.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

SAP AG
Address
Dietmar Hopp Allee 16
Walldorf
Germany

Participants (7)

AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
BUNDESDRUCKEREI GMBH
Germany
Address
Oranienstrasse 91
10969 Berlin
NOVARTIS PHARMA AG
Switzerland
Address
Lichtstrasse 35
Basel
ORIA COMPUTERS PODJETJE ZA RACUNALNISKI INZENIRING, SVETOVANJE IN TRGOVINO, D.O.O.
Slovenia
Address
Podvine 36
1410 Zagorje Ob Savi
RICHEMONT INTERNATIONAL SA
Switzerland
Address
Route Des Biches 10
1752 Villars-sur-glane
SPACECODE SA
France
Address
12 Rue Des Petits Ruisseaux
91370 Verrieres-le-buisson
UNIVERSITAT ST GALLEN
Switzerland
Address
Dufourstrasse 50
9000 St Gallen