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Digital Rights Management Infrastructure For 3D Printed Artifacts


The OWNER-CHIP project will enable a Digital Rights Management (DRM) platform to connect brand owners of digitised assets with 3D printing bureaus. OWNER-CHIP will authenticate the manufactured product with a unique, embedded verification technology developed in stage 2 of the project; protecting the brand owners / IP licensors from counterfeiting and enabling added functionality and enriched content via mobile phone and gaming platforms (digital-physical extension).

OWNER-CHIP will initially focus on the $10Bn per annum character merchandising segment; the OWNER-CHIP technology will enable Things3D to revolutionise this market with its disruptive DRM platform.

Things3D is a young innovative company that needs support to be first-to-market with their DRM platform. The EC support will enable development of the missing technology needed to realise their revolutionary concept and turn it in to a robust, innovative solution that places the EU at the heart of the character merchandising industry.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1


Old Fanshawe Vicarage - Fanshawe Lane
SK11 9PP Henbury - Macclesfield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000