inSSIght project unveil and promote new functions and advantages enabled by the integration of Smart Systems with existing products and processes.
As consortium partner of inSSIght, BLUMORPHO attract and involve user communities for smart systems integration by organizing interactive webinars and workshops to showcase the opportunities of SSI.

Webinar 1

Cybersecurity  and the Internet of Things (IoT) — Threats and opportunities

If all experts agree on the tremendous and promising development of the IoT, they also unanimously agree on the security challenges at stake. To reach its potential economic impact of $3.9 to $11.1 trillion/year (Mc Kinsey), the IoT companies and start-ups will first have to deal with privacy and cybersecurity issues. By now, 70% of IoT devices are considered as hacking vulnerable and by 2020, about one-quarter of enterprise attacks will have been initiated from IoT (source: Gartner). Those risks are definitively disincentive to the IoT market expansion and need to be properly addressed.

This webinar helps you to find out more about best practices and available solutions to deal with those challenges. Cybersecurity experts will be interviewed during this webinar to define:

  • What are the main cyber holes that are easy to attack and exploit?
  • What are the solutions currently addressed to solve those lacks?
  • How to turn cybersecurity threats into a business opportunity and at what level of the value chain?

Webinar outputs

When asked what were the main attacks that raised their interest and illustrates IoT security holes, our experts mentioned the MIRAI attack which demonstrated that IoT devices are not attacked for themselves but for the access their security weaknesses give to the all system. Billions of devices on the market can’t be updated anymore because such a functionally wasn’t even designed from the beginning. Too many devices offer paths to attacks the system. The management of keys and secret words is also another major security issue and blockchain could be a good alternative tool to manage the secrecy in each device.

But the weaknesses in cybersecurity policy is not only a technical one as manufacturers and developers are still not really aware of the risks they create. Unfortunately, although some progresses have been made, new products are still designed with a marketing point of view only regardless of security and privacy issues which come afterwards.

In order to prevent cybersecurity from hampering new societal and business opportunities, it becomes crucial:

  • to increase the system’ resilience ability by developing new security tools

If there is no unique and perfect solution, we can see that some industrials have already integrated mandatory security issues in their innovation process, relying on strong risks analysis. Considering the risk already identified, the best solution today may be a mix of hardware secured element and user authentication at the SE level. Furthermore, progress has to be made in the use of advanced cryptographic solutions. The development of blockchain technology is a way forward as it can offer highly secured applications for IoT developers.

  • to improve developers and consumers awareness concerning the risks of cyber-attacks

The return on investment for our societies and for entities investing in cybersecurity will come in the form of safety. Latest reports on the WannaCry attack’s cost talk about several billion dollars. « Cybersecurity is going to be the insurance policy of the next decade. »

  • to implement EU regulations to create minimum standards on cybersecurity and to impose data protection solutions to manufacturers

In September 2017, the EC adopted a cybersecurity package to further improve EU cyber resilience and response. Meanwhile several initiatives are working on a European cybersecurity standards. Increasing the security requirement will improve the quality of the products on the market. As there is no unique solution, security standards have to be carefully thought and designed for any sector and each application.

If you want to know more and get in touch with our experts, please feel free to contact us: uguen@blumorpho.com.

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Webinar 2

Boost your innovation in the biomedical sector with innovation acceleration programs

Health is our most important asset and smart systems can help the healthcare & biomedical industry extend the boundaries of knowledge and care. Advanced technologies will help those industries improve their efficiency and productivity. Smart Systems are paving the way to personalized medicine which has never seemed so close and we definitively need more innovation to come to reality in this sector.

After a presentation of the biomedical market and the inSSIght support in MedTech translation, funding opportunities and innovative concept products were presented to the audience.

Webinar outputs

The following paragraphs summarize the main questions asked to the key speakers and their answers.

  • What about the biomedical market for Smart Systems?

The impact of smart systems integration is already significant on our healthcare systems. However, the demand is increasing rapidly and the market will grow exponentially in the coming years. Software and sensors are now ready and offer huge opportunities.

All the actors involved in care are interested in their development as they enable:

  • better diagnostics;
  • better screenning;
  • better care.

Yole Developpement highlighted high growth market segments for smart systems in biomedical applications:

  • Lab on a chip: point of need testing
  • Lab on a chip: organ on a chip
  • Artificial organs: heart and pancreas
  • Medical robotics: minimally invasive surgery
  • What are the top applications you advice the smart community to have a close look at?

The main smart system integrated technologies that are already drastically changing our healthcare systems are:

  • decentralised testing based on microfluidics technologies;
  • labs/organs-on-a-chips;
  • artificials organs: pancreas, heart;
  • medical robots:
    • surgical robots;
    • rehabilitation prosthetics.
  • Do you consider smart systems help us to live healthier and longer?

All the speakers were convinced that smart systems will help us live healthier and longer because they are more and more powerful, offering huge opportunities for:

  • accurate diagnostic,
  • appropriate care;
  • new therapeutics;
  • improved observance.

Thus, Smart Systems are very promising for the sustainability of our healthcare systems:

  • they shall help us controlling – or at least optimizing – costs;
  • they shall facilitate access to accurate care.

A large majority of participants agreed on the attractiveness of smart systems for biomedical applications.

During the webinar, the following inSSIght WP7 and gateone-project demonstrators have been introduced in details:

  • Cardiovascular diagnosis;
  • Measuring bacteria in process Industry;
  • Implantable sensors, retina implant & hearing devices;
  • Lab on a chip, cultures in multiwells format;
  • Automated fluidic system for toxicity monitoring of MOC platform;
  • Elderly people assistance ;
  • Vital signs monitoring ;
  • Microneedles ;
  • Motion sensing for rehabilitation monitoring.

During the webinar, the need for Translation in Medtech has been highlighted.

In this respect, the role of inSSIght or the one of the Healthtech Translation Advisory Board was considered as crucial as they contribute to reduce the gap between medicine and electronic by providing elements of mutual understanding.

But most promising is ESTHER, the European initiative on Emerging strategic Technologies for Healthcare currently under final development. ESTHER will provide a platform for all technologies having applications in medicine and healthcare in a totally new holistic approach. It shall foster synergies, exploit cross-fertilization and address common major hurdles in medical translation. The final goal is to deploy in a coordinated way the full potential of many technologies for the benefit of patients and the society.

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Webinar 3

Enter into Sport revolution with innovation acceleration programs

According to Statista 2017:

  • revenue in the “sport & outdoor” segment amounts to more than 44 M€ in 2017;
  • revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2017-2022) of 11% resulting in a market volume of nearly 75 M€ in 2022;
  • the average revenue per user (ARPU) currently amounts to 105 M€,
  • from a global comparison perspective it is shown that most revenue is still generated in the United states (17,5 M€ in 2017).

Considering that smart and digital technologies are completely reshaping business model in the sport market, the attendees were invited to enter the playground of the Sport digital revolution with co-creation and co-funding programs.

Webinar outputs

The following questions have been raised during the interview to speakers:

  • How do you foresee the impact of smart systems and digital in sport?
  • What are high growing market segments in Sport 2.0?
  • What are the innovation drivers in the Sport 2.0?
  • Are smart systems generating new business models?
  • What are your key advices to innovate in the sport industry?
  • Does Sport 2.0 contribute to bridge Sport with Health through wellbeing and prevention?

The following paragraphs summarize the main output of the discussion:

  • How do you foresee the impact of smart systems and digital in sport?

New technologies offer new business models and it is sometime difficult to assess and understand the trend and issues at stake like the possible use of big data or of virtual reality for example.

EPSI is a professional European association which encourages networking between sport corporations, high tech companies, SMEs, universities and research organisations. It aims at supporting its members to have an accurate vision of the structuration of the sport digital industry and to get access to innovation funding opportunities. EPSI is collaborating with EpoSS to facilitate the emerging of the sport digital revolution.

In order to stimulate new concept products for the adoption of smart systems in the sport industry, the following demonstrators have been introduced during the webinar in focusing on key functions:

  1. Motion Capture:
  • wireless inertial measurement units;
  • smart insoles;
  • hand motion capture;
  • knee rehabilitation. 
  1. Performance monitoring (efficiency, physical & mental state).

Platform are available today offering:

  • wearable “medical grade” device including HR & SpO2, temperature and activity tracker data;
  • galvanic skin response;
  • evolution towards smart clothing and other equipment.
  1. Stress monitoring:
  • Data fusion and machine learning Algorithms for the identification and quantification of Mental State: Stress / relax
  1. Safety in outdoor sport.
  • How to generate new business models with the exploitation of smart systems?

MoovLab is a start-up providing connected gloves and equipment for fitness centre. This case study is demonstrating that new technologies offer new business opportunities. Created 2 years ago, MoovLab first aim was to measure efforts to improve the training sessions. It quickly appeared to the founding team that the issue was not only to design and promote the use of trackers for sport application. The concept developed today is to play fitness more than doing fitness. MoovLab evolved from tracker provider to a company designing circuit training and active games.

The MoovLab case study demonstrated although a lot of connected devices are commercialized today the expansion of IoT for sport will rely on the generation of new usages driven by valuable business models.

The education of the sport industry on smart systems’ benefit will contribute to support the Sport 2.0 market development.

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Webinar 4

Identify your EU funding solution to make innovation happen

Thu, Mar 8, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CET

Don’t miss the European Commission’s update on the upcoming calls dedicated to smart systems. IoT, smart manufacturing, smart agriculture, smart energy and smart mobility are all new businesses to embrace.
During this webinar, experts will share best practices and programs opportunities for European companies. Large corporations, SMEs and start-ups are all welcome to this webinar.