Periodic Reporting for period 1 - InnSpect IoT (Providing Quality of Experience Through Automated Testing of Devices)
Reporting period: 2017-02-01 to 2017-07-31
Our market analysis also revealed that while IoT solutions are on an hype, developing complete end-to-end solutions is very costly, requires knowledge in a multitude fields and relies on digitally skilled workers which are at an worldwide deficit, which is still expected to increase; IoT is still a new technology and IoT applications are mainly still only implemented by early adopters; to decrease overall costs of development of IoT solutions, suppliers of IoT solutions need to shorten the time to market and mainstream their applications. These will be the main value propositions of InnSpect IoT. By enabling the automated testing of IoT devices in a user-friendly manner, without the need for digitally skilled workers, InnSpect IoT diminishes developing costs and shortens the time to market; furthermore, in the age of the switching economy, where consumers will abandon a service or product before complaining about it, reliability of new technologies is an imperative for their success, and thus the assessment of the QoE of a product prior to market launch is a clear necessity for new IoT applications and will help cross the chasm between the early adopters and early majority groups of users. Additionally, our research has shown that InnSpect IoT answers to the market gap of a simple automated testing solution capable of performing cross-device testing that anyone can manage (no need for specific coding skills due to natural language interface). However, to keep ahead of your competition we need to quickly drive InnSpect IoT to market launch and to that end we developed a business plan, which includes detailed work and financial plans for the development and commercialization of InnSpect IoT. We identified initial target market segments and clients and based on that we determined the typical use cases and the future required features of InnSpect IoT that still need to be developed. Finally, we established a business model which defines sales channels and a pricing strategy.
Overall, we estimate that one year after the initiation of the technical development, we’ll have a first prototype for the IoT adapter and communication board firmware, with another year taking place before having a solution ready for market launch.