Guilhem Ensuque, Olivier Tosello
Attestis is a startup company that is using Galileo to develop digital proof services for the construction industry. Attestis targets building project owners (including consumers and businesses), which represent a market of more than 2 million construction projects every year. In several countries (such as France, Italy, Portugal, Finland, and Belgium), when a building permit is granted, planning regulations mandate that the owner displays a notice sign on the property to inform their neighbours, who then have a limited time to file an objection. To avoid late objections, litigation, and the destruction of ongoing or finished works, owners need proof that they have indeed displayed the mandatory sign. To this end, Attestis is developing a range of digital proof services based on a web platform, mobile applications, and a geolocation device embedded in the notice sign itself (patent pending). Compared to traditional documentation methods (i.e. an affidavit from a notary), Attestis provides better legal security at a much cheaper price. GNSS services are key to Attestis’s methods of rendering proof. The unique features of Galileo’s services also provide an essential advantage (high precision, Signal authentication, position certification).
«ESA selected Attestis because it addresses a serious problem with an innovative & validated solution, because the unique features of Galileo CS are core to its value proposition, and because it is overall a great illustration how space can boost the economy and improve the live of citizens.»
Dr Thomas Bouvet
Technology Transfer Engineer, European Space Agency (ESA)