Join Point.MOOC

Point.IoT is an exciting programme designed to empower innovation using Galileo and IoT technologies. But what does that mean? We believe everyone deserves access to tools that support their Galileo-enabled IoT solutions. That’s why we’ve created a self-directed training programme that enables you to develop your ideas at your own pace.

Take your idea to the next level

Whether you are new to the game or an established IoT or Galileo entrepreneur, it’s time to take your idea to the next level. This tailor-made MOOC will guide you through the business and technical development of your IoT products and services. From business model design to positioning in our connected world, European industry experts share their knowledge and skills with you across 14 on-demand training sessions. Watch the introduction to Point.MOOC below:

Course overview

  • Business Design

    In the first part of our Point.MOOC, you’ll learn all about the basics of creating an IoT business by journeying through the customer problem, product concept design, business model creation and launching your product.

  • Technical Training

    Not sure where to start with Galileo integration? The second part of Point.MOOC examines positioning in our connected world, and dives deep into Global Navigation Satellite Systems and the European system, Galileo.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the business design sessions

    • Welcome to the business design sessions

  • 2

    Understanding your customer and the product market fit

    • Introduction

    • Customers’ declarations and behaviours – how to conduct research

    • Understanding & Researching Client Needs

    • Discovering customer motivations and creating a psychographic profile

    • Customer’s Jobs Pains and Gains

    • Design Thinking Process and Creating value

    • Testing the Idea – MVP

    • Experiments to help you explore your idea

    • Quiz: Understanding your customer and the product market fit

  • 3

    Developing your IoT value proposition

    • Introduction

    • The centre of gravity for your IoT value proposition is the leverage of IoT data

    • The scalability, innovation and competitiveness of your IoT value proposition is in the eco-system centric approach

    • Your business model is also your IoT value proposition

    • Disruptive value proposition calls for a "platformisation" strategy

    • An outstanding user-centric approach will ensure a value-centric proposition

    • Competitive advantage is safe if it is sustainable

    • Plan the expansion of your IoT value proposition from day 1

    • Quiz: Developing your IoT value proposition

  • 4

    Translating customer requirements into technical concept design

    • Concept design

    • IOT end2end solution architecture design

    • Morphological map: component options

    • Trade-Off Matrix

    • Quiz: Translating customer requirements into technical concept design

  • 5

    Creating your Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

    • Introduction

    • Lean Startup and Minimum Viable Product

    • The build-measure-learn loop explained

    • Step by step guide to your MVP

    • Defining your MVP – Story mapping technique

    • Before MVP launch – things to consider

    • Different Types of MVP

    • Summary – step by step process

    • Quiz: Creating your Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

  • 6

    Designing and differentiating your user-centred product

    • Introduction

    • What is user centric product design?

    • Why user centric

    • Differentiation strategy

    • How do we make it user-centric

    • Translate the insights into a design

    • The main elements to make a consistent product design

    • Design Quality

    • Exercise: Create your own value driven design strategy

    • Summary

    • Quiz: Designing and differentiating your user-centred product

  • 7

    Creating your business model

    • Introduction

    • Lean Startup and your business model

    • Different business models for IoT startups

    • Different processing models for your startup

    • Exploring your Business Model

    • St. Galler Magic Triangle

    • Traction - verifying your business model

    • Validating IoT Business model - step by step

    • Quiz: Creating your business model

  • 8

    Taking your product to market

    • Introduction

    • Marketing and Value Proposition Basics

    • Your Value Proposition - templates to use

    • Marketing your idea and pitching value proposition

    • Interested and interesting - catching attention basics

    • Presenting the BIG IDEA

    • Your Commander's Intent

    • The structure of the pitch

    • Investor's Pitch Deck

    • Good communication basics

    • Your marketing efforts - basic rules and steps to take

    • Quiz: Taking your product to market

  • 9

    How to fund your development

    • Introduction

    • Main groups of funding

    • Public Funding

    • Private Funding

    • Quiz: How to fund your development

  • 10

    Welcome to the technical sessions

    • Welcome to the technical sessions

  • 11

    How does positioning work for the Internet of Things?

    • Introduction

    • Overview of IoT connectivity solutions

    • Different types of short range wireless networks

    • Cellular

    • LPWAN

    • Positioning technologies

    • Positioning technology assessment

    • Summary

    • Quiz: How does positioning work in the Internet of Things?

  • 12

    Using low-power GNSS technologies for your IoT solution

    • Introduction

    • Overview of technologies

    • Assisted GNSS

    • Transmission of pseudoranges

    • Snapshot technologies

    • Summary

    • Quiz: The advantages of GNSS positioning

  • 13

    The advantages of GNSS Positioning

    • Introduction

    • Physical Principles

    • Operating Principles

    • Error Sources

    • Startup Modes

    • Multi-frequency

    • Multi-constellation

    • Satellite-based Augmentation Systems

    • Summary

    • Quiz: What differentiates Galileo?

  • 14

    What differentiates Galileo?

    • Introduction

    • Galileo High Accuracy Service

    • Open service navigation message authentication

    • Galileo signals

    • Ionospheric model

    • Return Link Service

    • Quiz: Using low-power GNSS technologies for your IoT solution

Your instructors

Meet our expert instructors who support the business and technical parts of the programme.

Annekatrien Debien

Manager
SpaceTec Partners Business Expert
Piotr Bucki 

Lead Start-Up Mentor
SpaceTec Partners Business Expert
Zane Smilga

Coordinator, Open Lab
Verhaert
Business Expert
Rogelio Chovet

Business Consultant
Verhaert
Business Expert
David Pas

Coordinator Designlab
Verhaert
Business Expert
Felix Rottmann

Senior Consultant
SpaceTec Partners
Technical Expert
Miquel Garcia-Fernandez
Co-Founder and CTO
Rokubun
Technical Expert
Xavier Banque Casanovas
Co-Founder
Rokubun
Technical Expert


FAQs

  • Does Point.MOOC cost anything?

    No, it is free of charge.

  • Will I receive a certificate of completion of the MOOC?

    Yes.

  • Does the certificate of completion cost anything?

    No

  • Do I already need to have business or technical knowledge to complete the course?

    No. Point.MOOC is designed for those without any prior business or technical knowledge.

  • Are there any questions not answered by these FAQs?

    Feel free to send us a message and let us know.

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