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NFC technology for conflict-areas to connect citizens mobile with EU Space Copernicus technology.

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  • 2. Strengthening food security & access to clean water




The Idea is to provide a network of WiPass devices in war and conflict areas to utilize NFC (Near Field Communication) technology for emergency connections and tapping into LAIA space data while simultaneously accessing Starlink internet is a forward-thinking and potentially impactful idea.

When the citizens mobile TAP WIPASS devices, they will have access to nearest clean water, dangerous areas as fire, smoke or explosions and finding the safety path for mobility.

Also We can add external sources as online doctor like "Medicos Sin Fronteras"

Key components of this concept include:

  1. WiPass Network in Conflict Zones:Implementing WiPass devices strategically in conflict zones allows for better connectivity and improved access to essential services and information.
  2. NFC Technology for Emergency Connections:Utilizing NFC technology for TAP mobile emergency connections could serve as a quick and efficient method for individuals to access emergency services, critical information, or aid during distressing situations.
  3. Accessing LAIA Space Data:Leveraging LAIA space data provides a broader and more comprehensive scope of information that could be crucial for understanding and responding to the situations in these conflict areas.
  4. Connecting to Starlink Internet:By linking to Starlink internet, it ensures reliable and high-speed connectivity, essential for communication, accessing information, and potentially coordinating relief efforts or receiving aid.

The integration of these technologies can potentially offer a comprehensive and robust system to improve connectivity, emergency response, and access to critical information in conflict zones. However, implementing such a complex system would require addressing various technical, logistical, and security challenges to ensure its effectiveness and reliability in challenging environments.


The problem WiPass aims to address is the challenge of delivering humanitarian aid and essential resources in conflict zones or crisis-affected areas, such as the Gaza Strip. These regions often face significant obstacles that hinder the effective and timely delivery of aid to those in need. Challenges include:

  1. Security Risks: Conflict zones pose inherent dangers, making it difficult to safely transport and distribute aid. These risks threaten the safety of humanitarian workers and the recipients of aid.
  2. Access Constraints: Physical barriers, including closed or unsafe routes, hinder access to affected areas, preventing the timely and efficient delivery of vital resources to the population in need.
  3. Coordination Complexities: Lack of effective coordination among various stakeholders, including humanitarian organizations, local authorities, and conflicting parties, complicates the planning and execution of aid distribution efforts.
  4. Information and Communication Gaps: Inadequate information flow and communication hinder the timely dissemination of critical data about safe passage, key access points, and resource availability in affected areas.

WiPass seeks to overcome these challenges by leveraging technology, data analytics, and strategic coordination methods to establish secure and efficient humanitarian corridors. The aim is to ensure safe and timely access to critical points, enhancing the delivery of aid to the affected population in regions facing conflict or crisis. This solution addresses the need for secure and efficient aid delivery mechanisms in challenging environments.

Access to food and water in wild climate scenarios and conflict areas. We are facing the next problems:

  • Logistics & resource allocation for emergency humanitarian assistance
  • Access and management of groundwater
  • Monitor water quality parameters like algal bloom, cyanobacteria, suspended matter and plastics.


When considering the implementation of WiPass technology in war-torn civilian areas, the focus would primarily be on providing essential connectivity and support, aiming to address the following critical needs:

  1. Emergency Communication and Information:Offering a means for civilians to access emergency services, crucial information, and connect with aid organizations. This can help in disseminating vital information, such as safety instructions or medical support.
  2. Humanitarian Aid Coordination:Facilitating coordination between humanitarian aid groups, allowing them to work more effectively, plan relief efforts, and deliver necessary supplies to affected areas.
  3. Telemedicine and Healthcare Support:Providing connectivity for remote healthcare services, enabling medical consultations, and remote assistance for injured or distressed civilians in conflict zones.

Our technology is providing access to clean water by identifying groundwater sites via Sentinel 2 and next algorithms:

  • Turbidity
  • Cyanobacteria
  • Chlorophyll
  • CDOM & DOC
  • Plastics

In the Hackathon weekend We have started the Sentinel 1 interpretation of object changes in time with the help of AIRBUS and ICGC mentoring as Sentinel 1 product users and developers.

Result has been the detection of new Refugees camps and buildings destruction.

Innovation and technology

Enhancing NFC (Near Field Communication) for iOS and Android platforms within the WIPASS technology involves focusing on several key aspects:

  1. Authentication and Cybersecurity Enhancements:Implement robust authentication mechanisms to ensure secure and verified connections between devices. Strengthen cybersecurity protocols to safeguard data and file transfers, especially in sensitive environments like conflict zones.
  2. Improved Wi-Fi Sharing Capabilities:Develop advanced features that enable seamless and secure sharing of Wi-Fi access with citizens. Prioritize user-friendly interfaces while ensuring high-security standards during the sharing process.
  3. File Transfer Security:Implement encryption methods to enhance the security of file transfers between devices. Develop protocols that prioritize the safety and integrity of transferred data, meeting the stringent requirements of war scenarios.
  4. Integration with Copernicus and Galileo+EGNOS Space Map:Integrate WIPASS technology with Copernicus, Galileo, and EGNOS satellite data to enhance the accuracy and reliability of location-based services. This integration will strengthen the infrastructure and precision of location data, crucial for crisis management in conflict zones.
  5. LAIA Algorithm Validation:Further validation of LAIA algorithms should focus on improving the verification and accuracy of Sentinel-1 SAR technology over conflict areas. This involves advancing technologies that detect and interpret Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data for better insights in crisis regions.
  6. Technology TRL Advancement:Strengthen the validation process for Sentinel 2-3 to reach a higher TRL (Technology Readiness Level), ensuring these technologies are sufficiently mature and reliable for implementation in conflict areas.

Focusing on these improvements will not only enhance the functionality and security of NFC within WIPASS technology but also contribute to more accurate and secure crisis management and aid delivery in conflict zones.

Space data sources:

Main: SENTINEL-1 FROM COPERNICUSSentinel-1 is a crucial satellite mission under the Copernicus program. It offers high-resolution imagery via Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology, enabling consistent and detailed observations of Earth's surface, independent of weather conditions or time of day. These observations aid in various applications like disaster monitoring, land use, agriculture, and maritime surveillance.

Planet: Sentinel HubSentinel Hub, a service provided by Planet, allows users to access and analyze satellite imagery, including data from Copernicus' Sentinel missions. It serves as a platform offering user-friendly access to a vast array of Earth observation data, aiding diverse sectors in applications like environmental monitoring, agriculture, and urban planning.

Capella SpaceCapella Space specializes in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite imaging. They offer high-resolution, on-demand Earth observation data to support various industries, including defense, agriculture, and disaster response. Their SAR technology provides detailed images even through cloud cover and at night.

K-SATKongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) operates K-SAT, a global satellite ground station network that provides satellite control services and data reception for a wide range of satellites, contributing to Earth observation and communication.

MaxarMaxar offers a service providing detailed and up-to-date maps comparable to Google Maps. Their focus is on vector information, delivering comprehensive mapping data used in various industries such as urban planning, infrastructure development, and navigation.

Disaster Charter or The Emergency CharterThe Disaster Charter (or The Emergency Charter) is an international initiative that leverages satellite data to assist emergency response during major disasters. It facilitates access to satellite information to support relief efforts and offers a unified platform for sharing vital data among responding organizations.

ASI (Italian Space Agency) - SARThe Italian Space Agency (ASI) contributes to Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology, supporting Earth observation missions and offering valuable radar data for applications in environmental monitoring, scientific research, and security.

Business Model.

Business Model 1: WiPass Selling Technology to the United Nations (UN) - UN Offers Service to Third Parties (e.g., Doctors Without Borders)

WiPass Service Offering to the UN:

  • Technology Provision: WiPass offers its proprietary technology to the United Nations. This includes satellite data analytics, mapping services, and a comprehensive digital platform for designing and implementing humanitarian corridors.
  • Training and Support: WiPass provides training sessions and ongoing technical support to UN personnel to ensure efficient use and implementation of the technology.
  • Licensing Agreement: WiPass enters into a licensing agreement with the UN for the use of its technology to establish and manage humanitarian corridors.

UN Service Offering to Third Parties (e.g., Doctors Without Borders):

  • Resource Access: The UN, equipped with WiPass technology, extends services to third-party organizations like Doctors Without Borders, granting them access to use the established corridors.
  • Collaboration Platform: The UN offers a platform where partner organizations can coordinate and access necessary data for their humanitarian missions, leveraging the infrastructure provided by WiPass.
  • Service Subscription: Third-party organizations subscribe to the UN's services, paying a fee or contribution to utilize the corridors, access essential data, and benefit from the technological infrastructure provided by WiPass through the UN.

Business Model 2: Third Parties (e.g., Doctors Without Borders) Offering WiPass Solution to the United Nations.

Third-Party Service Provision to the UN:

  • Technological Integration: Organizations like Doctors Without Borders integrate WiPass technology into their humanitarian efforts, establishing secure and efficient routes for aid delivery.
  • Operational Expertise: These third parties offer their operational expertise and implementation capabilities using WiPass technology for creating and managing humanitarian corridors.
  • Service Proposal: Third-party organizations present their services, leveraging WiPass technology, to the United Nations for implementing and managing humanitarian corridors.

This approach involves third-party organizations offering their expertise and solutions—built upon WiPass technology—to the UN for the establishment and operation of humanitarian corridors. It centers on leveraging WiPass solutions and capabilities developed by third-party organizations in the context of the UN's humanitarian initiatives.


Mariam is a Barcelona based business developer with 5+ years experience in the startup and entrepreneur ecosystem. Position: Wipass CEO.

Nil is a WIFI and 5G connectivity engineer with strong mobile APP skills and also NFC technology developer. Position: Wipass CTO

Jonatan is an Architect & Aerospace Engineer with 15 years of professional background in high DAL Software projects like ESA Galileo, ENGOS v3, Copernicus Earth Observation and AI Deep Learning.

What is LAIA space technology?  Space4UK Microsoft EUSPA Hackathon