IP protection

1

Please provide a short description of the state-of-the-art and/or current trends in the field? How does the result fit into it?
The control and management of energy consumption in buildings and, in particular, in residential construction is an issue very important and widespread. Scientific research now focuses his attention on the possibility of customization by the consumer of energy management in home through home automation systems.

2

What is the problem/need/knowledge gap that the research result is responding to?  How was it addressed before?
The problem that the system Contact try to solve is the scalability or the ability to integrate elements of functionality that adapt easily to various types of buildings and multi-user levels.

3

What is the potential for further research?
The product is in use for many years but has continuously phases of R&D and in the future it could be also used in the industrial sector.

4

What is the proposed method of IPR-protection? (patent, license, trademark etc.)
Con-Tatto is a registered trademark.Not other system of IPR protection is necessary.

5

What are the steps that need to be taken in order to secure the IPR-protection? What is the cost of IPR-protection?
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6

What is you overall assessment of the scientific maturity of the research result?
Mature

 

KEYWORDS QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT (0-5).

Scientific maturity

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x

5

Synergies

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x

4

5

State-of-the-art/innovation

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x

4

5

IPR-potential

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x

4

5

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