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Protecting consumer and industrial products against counterfeiting with unforgeable nanoscale security elements

Project description

New tech to tackle counterfeiting problem

Counterfeiting is a major global problem. No industry or business sector is immune, making the prevention of counterfeit goods a top priority. Product manufacturers demand new copy- and tamper-proof security solutions to prevent counterfeiting, making it expensive and unprofitable. The EU-funded Morphotonix project will investigate the new target market segments and develop a strategy to scale a technology that produces holographic‐like effects and hidden nanosecurity codes. The codes are inserted directly into the products during the process of plastic moulding. The technology is unique in nanoengraving on flat and curved surfaces of moulds, doesn’t affect the purity of the product, and applies to mass production of plastic-based products without prohibitive capital expenditure investments.

Objective

Counterfeiting is a major global problem that affects virtually all industries. Globalization, lowering of trade barriers & improvements in technology have created attractive opportunities for counterfeiters to manufacture, distribute & sell fake products worldwide.
Shrewd counterfeiters attempt to fake both the packaging of the products & products themselves. To prevent them from succeeding, product manufacturers are constantly looking for new copy- & tamper-proof security solutions for their products, which boosts the market. Only the hologram protection market (one of the most-widely used security products) was €16bn+ in 2015. The market is in dire need of a solution that will be able to make counterfeiting so expensive that it will no longer be economically viable.
Our technology produces holographic‐like effects & hidden nanosecurity codes that get embedded directly into the products during the process of plastic moulding. Our technology is unique in nanoengraving on flat & curved surfaces of moulds. It can be used in mass production of plastic-based products without prohibitive CAPEX investments. Morphotonix protection is embedded into the product without violating its purity—we use no additives.
We delivered 36 orders & prototypes to 26 different customers & carried out a number of industry trial cases.
We are aiming to start scale up of our technology in 2019, targeting €15.3m in revenues by 2022 with 55+ FTEs. In this Phase 1 project we will investigate the new target market segments & develop a strategy to scale.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

Coordinator

MORPHOTONIX SARL
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
BATIMENT D EPFL INNOVATION PARK
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 71 429,00