Capitalizing on leading technological players in the cradle of smart cards, the SCS Cluster is at the heart of contactless RFID and NFC technologies in France and internationally.
Contactless technologies: Deployment of large-scale uses
The NFC power
The majority of the latest-generation smartphones natively integrate an NFC function. The power of this potentially far-reaching technology will allow for a great many uses, thereby improving people’s quality of life (e.g. communicating, real-time interaction, greater networking, reduced repetitive movements, etc.).
The technological and practical convergence of connected mobile objects will promote the deployment of new applications and new uses.
RFID: An evolving technology
The technologies associated with RFID and its historic fields of application (logistics, traceability, etc.) are now moving towards new uses that bring with them renewed technological challenges (dual frequency, operating endurance, tag size, reading distance, security, data protection and so on).
All these technologies constitute the last link in a completely interconnected world.
Faced with these trends, the emergence of new markets, the arrival of the Internet of Things and advances in miniaturization and endurance technologies, the SCS Cluster seeks to build on its leadership in “Contactless technologies” and focuses on the challenges of securing the Internet of Things and data protection.
Major technological challenges
Authentication and encryption
Trusted Service Management (TSM) for service management and portability
Miniaturization of antennas
- A network of 60 partners
- 70% of startups and SMEs
- 200 Million € of R&D invested
- 39 R&D projects funded up to 76 million €
- Networking of 600 partners
Technologies for high-growth markets
To access markets and customers, the SCS Cluster has since 2013 launched “Market Meetings” with technology providers and major contractors for networking, for project launch or Proof Of Concepts.
These target markets are:
- Mass market Retail and e-retail
- Transport & Logistics
- Banking & Insurance
- Smart City