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Solución digital para proteger botellas de vino


Oferta Tecnológica
Una start-up italiana ha desarrollado una solución para el mercado de vino y licores que permite proteger y evaluar la calidad, autenticidad, almacenamiento y transporte de las botellas haciendo un seguimiento de la botella hasta que llega a la mesa y cubriendo la cadena completa. Se trata de un dispositivo de internet de las cosas (IoT) que se ajusta al cuello de la botella mediante una tecnología avanzada de interacción entre las botellas que incluye una plataforma web, una aplicación móvil y datos de producción y de las bodegas. La empresa está interesada en establecer acuerdos de servicio.


Italian digital solution to protect quality of wine bottles
An Italian innovative startup has created a solution for wine and spirits market. It allows protection and assessment of bottles quality, authenticity, storage and transport by tracking the bottle journey up to the glass and sharing it with the whole chain. It is an integrated Internet of Thing (IoT) device to be fastened to bottles neck using advanced technology and interaction between wine bottles, a web platform, a mobile app, production and wine cellars data. Services agreement is sought.
An Italian startup has created innovative solutions for the wine and spirits market. The company team comprises experienced engineers, information technology professionals as well as students. They have also won an acceleration program for innovative startups by a prestigious institution in Italy.
The aim of these solutions is to protect the quality and the authenticity of wine bottles through time. The solution uses Near Field Communication - Radio Frequency IDentification (NFC RFID) technology and interaction between wine bottles, a web platform, a mobile app and data communicated by producers and wine cellars.

During its whole process, wine never stops modifying. Moreover, prestigious wines can quite often be attacked by counterfeiting and refilling actions. As a result, when top-class, luxury wine bottles leave the wine cellar, it is substantially impossible to obtain reliable and tangible information on how those bottles have been stored, handled, conserved and transported throughout the whole supply chain. When purchasing a bottle of wine, its authenticity and overall integrity are extremely hard -if not impossible- to be assessed and guaranteed both for and by wine-lovers and winemakers. This involve evident and significant disadvantages.

The Italian startup has tried to respond to the requirement of several actors in the Italian winery market of protecting, sharing and communicating the journey of wines, tracking it from the vineyard up to the glass. One of the strengths of the solution developed is the integrated systems based on Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and a customisable software design.

The solution offered perform 3 main tasks:
- monitoring of wine conservation parameters (temperature, light and bottle tilt angle)
- protection from counterfeiting and refilling actions
- "smart communication" using marketing and storytelling strategy.

The solution comprises 3 fundamental, integrated components:
- The device: a device to fasten to single bottles or boxes/pallets/containers
- The web platform: a digital platform to save, elaborate, manage and show collected data and contents
- The mobile app: an application which interacts with devices, data and dedicated web platform.

The solution currently has 3 strategic applications:
- one for single, precious wine bottles - a device placed on every bottle for parameter monitoring, protection and smart communication
- an integrated solution for transport and logistics - a device on "sentinel" bottles inside carton boxes/ pallets/ containers for wine shipment and wine cargos protection
- a solution for smart shelves and wine cellars - remotely controlled and monitored cellars, tests and studies, multi-position smart shelves.

The company is looking for international partners in France, United Kingdom and -outside Europe- in China, Japan, South Korea or USA, in the form of services agreement, willing to share with potential partners the aim of enhancing the wine market, making it more transparent and clear.
Advantages and Innovations:
- Authenticity and integrity of wine quality assessed and demonstrable (e.g. against refilling and counterfeiting)

- One-touch-point solution with high scalability: the scalable platform for wine can be integrated in various other projects for agri-business and applied to most perishable products (evo oil, coffee, cocoa, caviar, other spirits etc.)

- Internet of Things (IoT) applications with embedded sensors and Near Field Communication - Radio Frequency IDentification(NFC RFID) technology; this will be connected to smartphones to transfer data stored in the device

- High-quality hardware device, made in Italy - produced by an industrial partner with an experienced production technology

- Software platform in the Cloud, allowing links between devices and logistics units, bottles and marketing contents - made available through the smartphone app

- The solution can be used for customer engagement and elaboration of big data and analytics

- Customisable software design for different applications

- There are no other direct competitors in the market, since main players provide only part of the chain services
Stage of Development:
Already on the market
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
Patent pending device and international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
- Type of partner sought: industry. Winemakers, transport and logistics services, operators in wine cellars, importers or distributors, retail and restaurants

- Specific area of activity of the partner: wine production-related, wine distribution, restaurants

- Task to be performed: preferably having an established network in Italy, USA, France; cooperate on the best adaptation of the solution; applying the technology in its daily work.


Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Languages Spoken:


Restrict dissemination to specific countries:
China, France, Japan, United Kingdom, United States


Technology Keywords:
01004003 Applications for Transport and Logistics
08001003 Empaquetado / manipulación de alimentos
01003025 Internet of Things
06005002 Sensores y productos inalámbricos
08002004 Trazabilidad de los alimentos