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A French SME offers a software technology which strongly isolates safety and non-safety critical applications to be executed in a same hardware platform

Country of origin:
Country: 
FRANCE
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOFR20190122001
Published
04/07/2019
Last update
12/07/2019
Expiration date
12/07/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Electronic engineering
Embedded Systems and Real Time Systems
Advanced Systems Architecture
Computer Software
Data Protection, Storage, Cryptography, Security
Other industrial automation
Motor vehicles, transportation equipment and parts
Other information technology and computer service activities
Engineering activities and related technical consultancy
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Summary

Summary: 
French SME specialized in virtualization technology for embedded devices offers ISO-26262 certified solutions to enable consolidation of mixed-critical systems in Automotive, Industrial, edge IoT. This solution reduces the number of hardware components necessary to build increasingly complex systems while preserving the best-in-market execution isolation needed to guarantee security and safety constraints. The company is interested in technical, business and research cooperation agreement.

Description

Description: 

The company is a French fully independent and private software SME created and operating since January 2011, with a workforce of 20 employees. It has an important set of skills in low level programming (boot loaders, firmware, assembly and C software development) and virtualization (hypervisors and operating systems). The company provides state-of-the-art, high performance and power-efficient mixed-criticality virtualization solutions and services for multi-core heterogeneous systems built around open source technologies, which target the consolidation of electronic components in Automotive, Industrial, edge IoT market segments. For instance, to cope with the revolution of the automotive industry, accelerated by Autonomous Driving and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, where its electronic components, based on heterogeneous hardware platforms and an exponentially growing software become a key strategic challenge, car-makers push for electronic components consolidation with mixed-criticality requirements. In this disruptive context, the company offers an highly innovative, with the strongest isolation, scalable and open software stack virtualization solution, where the innovation resides into open source software components easy integration upon a slim proprietary, higher performance, certified virtualization layer, supporting the co-execution of secure mixed-criticality operations, strongly isolated. Similarly, the company solution is of interest in industrial and IoT constrained devices where different level of critical operations running on a real time operating system (OS) and a general purpose OS can be co-executed on a same hardware platform, with clear benefits in terms of reduction of hardware components, space, power consumption, costs.

The company searches for partners and system integrators to extend its market footprint.

The company is interested in technical and business cooperation agreement with electronics system integrators in the Automotive, Industrial, edge IoT domains, to deploy its virtualization technology and customize it to specific use cases.
As SME experienced with H2020 European research projects, it's also interested in research cooperation in the framework of European programs, such as although not limited to the following H2020 calls for proposals:
ICT-13-2019-2020
ICT-15-2019-2020
ICT-20-2019-2020
ICT-24-2019-2020
SU-ICT-02-2020
SC1-DTH-02-2020
EIC-FTI-2018-2020
LC-SC3-SCC-1-2018-2019-2020
H2020-FETHPC-2018-2020

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
A unique and essential differential aspect of the company virtualization solution for mixed-critical systems, when compared to other solutions, consists in the capability to ensure the strongest possible isolation of the safety critical part of the system, thus preventing intrusive attacks through non-critical applications; it implements safe test and safe state features and the support of power management standards. Moreover, its architecture allows for seamless adaptation and scalability to increasingly complex use cases. To sum up, the innovative architecture of the company mixed-critical virtualization solution gives the following essential advantages and benefits: 1) Best in the market isolation of critical applications, which: - prevents security attacks - guarantees safety operations 2) An highly scalable and open architecture, which translates into: - Easy software re-use - Preventing vendor lock-in - Reduced costs - Easier path to innovation

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Industrial partners wishing to integrate, extend and deploy the company technology, in particular in automotive, industrial, IoT edge. Commercial partners wishing to spread the company technology. Academic and industry partners wishing to collaborate in European RIA & IA projects on mixed-critical virtualization, embedded systems, connected cars, 5G, cybersecurity, virtualized hardware-accelerated artificial intelligence, IoT. The company is interested in technical and business cooperation agreement with electronics system integrators in the Automotive, Industrial, edge IoT domains, to deploy its virtualization technology and customize it to specific use cases. As SME experienced with H2020 European research projects, it's also interested in research cooperation in the framework of European programs, such as although not limited to the following H2020 calls for proposals: ICT-13-2019-2020 ICT-15-2019-2020 ICT-20-2019-2020 ICT-24-2019-2020 SU-ICT-02-2020 SC1-DTH-02-2020 EIC-FTI-2018-2020 LC-SC3-SCC-1-2018-2019-2020 H2020-FETHPC-2018-2020

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
University,Inventor,R&D Institution,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA