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EIS supports partnership between Japanese Tier1 and Austrian Smart Key platform

April 2, 2021

Photo Credit: Tapkey

Tokai Rika has been in the access key business since 1948, first with fully mechanical products, then in 1987 with wireless car keys, in 2000 with home wireless keys, and more recently, in 2016, with their first digital key.        

Tapkey is a leading digital key / keyless access platform out of Austria.

Focusing on software and cybersecurity, they leverage a network of hardware partners to deliver full access solutions.

EIS - EXA Innovation Studio, has been supporting Tokai Rika with their ESI methodology. Through the 3 step methodology, they supported Tokai Rika to

  1. Discover innovations in the Smart Key in automotive, home & smart city systems;
  2. Prioritize opportunities and identify potential partners and
  3. Approach selected companies (including Tapkey) for partnership and developing new business.

Through this partnership, Tokai Rika was able to complement their portfolio of solutions and technology. They developed a new product- “DigitalKey by Tokai Rika” - to offer keyless access solutions to the mobility, home, office, and smart city markets.



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