Minimum Viable Device (MVD)
|Coordinator||Mobile Heights AB (svb)|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||May 2013 - January 2014|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
Purpose and goal
In the MVD project Mobile Heights has investigated the possibility of developing a de facto standard and demonstrator for the so-called smart gadgets, built as a horizontal platform. This has resulted in a feasibility study that summarizes the opportunities and drawbacks of different technologies, as well as privacy and security aspects, which enables the implementation of IoT. A consortium has been created and a plan to realize the commercialization (IP assets, building blocks, complete product, etc.) of IoT is being developed and tested through a number of pilot projects.
Results and expected effects
MVD has been presented for major national and international stakeholders from both industry and academia: Sony Mobile, Sigma Connectivity, Ericsson, Murata Electronics, Qualcomm, Cisco, Texas Instruments, Arduino Workshop, EON, Lund University amongst others. A feasibility study was made, which evaluated existing technologies to create an open standard for hardware, software, and APIs in the IoT. The study shows how an agile process can help to create the necessary improvements to key features that are not yet open standards in IoT applications.
Approach and implementation
Existing technologies to create an open, de facto standard for online gadgets has been identified, analyzed and compiled in a feasibility study. Through a series of workshops and meetings, with relevant stakeholders, the conclusions have been anchored within the consortium. The Strategy-group has provided input and opinions, which has led to the creation of a project plan, to be used for further work within the consortium.