Poken, the 360° Event Platform, in collaboration with the CSEM (Switzerland’s leading microelectronics laboratory), has been awarded $1 Million by the Swiss Government’s innovation agency (CTI/KTI), to pursue the development and miniaturisation of its ‘Touch-to-Collect’ microchip and NFC/iBeacon event engagement tools.
Poken, a well-known brand in the event technology industry, provides customised event mobile apps, registration and badge-printing software, business match-making, social engagement and course credit tracking via digital check-in.
Poken’s Founder and CEO, Stephane Doutriaux, says: “We have been providing events and trade-shows with the most advanced ‘digital show-bag’, lead-generation, networking, and engagement capabilities for many years. Poken’s product range will be expanded now to include cashless payment and check-in access control for venues, allowing the company to address new markets including larger tradeshows, concerts, and sporting events.”
Since 2010, and with the continued support of the CSEM, Poken has developed its own microchip to power its world-leading product set. The Application Specific Integrated Circuit or ASIC, is the world’s most compact and low-power NFC-compatible peer-to-peer communication chip. The Award, provided to the company in the form of a research grant, will allow Poken to push the miniaturisation, low-power-consumption, and affordability to new levels, ensuring the company’s continued lead in the market.