Action Grant: Anti counterfeit drug label concept
An idea to create an SMS based counterfeit check system for drug packaging from trusted sources...
Grant awarded: €1,100
This was an idea put forward by Vinay Venkatraman:
I propose to create an SMS based counterfeit check system based on a numeric encryption code check (just like a mobile refill) to create unique ids for drug packaging from trusted sources and suppliers. I propose to use trust as a currency and enable small pharmacies to provide trustworthy medication.
I need funding to bootstrap the idea with basic GSM hardware and some code implementation to create an open-source ecosystem of developers around it.
Vinay would really like to connect with people who have contacts/experience in SMS relays, and anyone who has contacts within African states.
If you're a techie, and can support Vinay developing a website, or building out SMS infrastructure, have ideas for the serial code generation, etc etc - get in touch (DM tweet me at @guydickinson or the local CPH reboot crew , and I'll route messages)
26 June 2009 - Guy spoke with Vinay to find out details re. getting the idea off the ground.
1 July 2009 - awaiting allocation of grant funds