Our Machine-Readable Security Tagging R&D programme has developed a brand protection technology platform comprising technologies for brand protection, authentication and anti-counterfeiting services.
Counterfeit goods account for a very significant proportion of global economic activity which results in economic loss for brand owners due to lost revenue and brand damage where counterfeit goods are harmful or faulty. Global counterfeiting and related losses are estimated to cost industry $700 billion per annum.
Protection of the supply chain from the presence of counterfeit goods offers massive opportunities across many industry sectors.
The commercial opportunity
We are seeking engagement with organisations and/or individuals who may have an interest in this technology. The technology is available as a complete system or in its component parts for a range of applications. We seek to exploit these intellectual assets for the benefit of the Scottish economy.
Our machine-readable security tagging platform focus has been on developing an end-to-end system solution able to address secure supply chain management in a range of vertical market sectors.
Strong interest for secure supply chain solutions has been expressed by the Aeronautical / Automotive spares; Pharma; Foods sectors; Product recall and Counterfeiting.
Our Machine-readable Security Tagging (MST) R&D Programme has developed technologies that provide the basis for companies to supply brand protection systems.
This has resulted in a platform adaptable to the needs of a range of vertical market sectors which comprises six main elements:
- Brand Protection (Supply Chain) Management System
- Trust Management System
- Instrument Configuration Management System
- Brand Protection (Authentication) Features
- Point of Registration instruments and sub-systems
- Point of Authentication (PoA) instruments and sub-systems
- Mass serialisation capability
- Track and Trace functionality
- Secure Workflow Assurance
- Enterprise Analytics
- Interoperability with existing security features, infrastructures and back-office systems
- Developed on standard and scalable platforms
The pharmaceutical industry is concerned about reputational damage caused when the market is flooded with copies of protected brands, where the contents cannot deliver the prescribed solution. Currently no authentication process exists for users to validate if the product is genuine at point of purchase and use.
The technology embedded in the Scottish Enterprise assets has the ability to be developed through a track and trace process from compound to finished product using a novel approach to secure work flow assurance, along with a point of authentication device system.
Intellectual asset protection
The programme has filed for protection in Europe (EPO), USA, Japan and China, on Secure Partitioning, Secure anti-counterfitting, License enforcement, History authentication, Authenticated data carrier, Workflow assurance authentication, Second order effects and Product authentication system.
The next step
Please note the closing date for registrations of interest is 14 December 2012.
If you'd like to apply, please contact us