Developing countries no longer have to wait as in the last 60 years for the state to build their infrastructure. The claim of our fully developed concept is simple:

 Every household (crowd member) is to become a expanding node in an  digital, multi-functional network

in the following infrastructrure fields:

  • Fees free local broadband communication
  • Precise addressing despite the lack of street directories
  • Peer2peer power supply backup
  • Peer2peer neighborhood safety
  • Efficient end2end micro logistics

We have given the concept the name CBMI for Crowd Based Micro Infrastructure.

Microinfrastructure as a new solution approach

Free urban broadband wifi intranet for previously unaffordable video-based services (e.g., streaming for entertainment or homeschooling/tutoring for schoolchildren) in metropolitan areas in countries without copper or fiber-optic home connections. An electronically usable house address in the form of a QR code that parcel carriers can use to reliably navigate to the target front door with centimeter accuracy instead of time-consuming phone calls to customers. Algorithm-controlled electronic bridging of hours-long power outages using a standard gel battery instead of a soot-emitting diesel generator. Neighbors can sell or buy power from each other during power outages, making the purchase of powerful batteries doubly worthwhile. Neighbors share nighttime electronic surveillance of the shared living environment, especially in hotspot urban areas. With the possibility of front door precise addressing, Today’s standard of ‚analog‘ mail and parcel boxes (established in developed countries) is to be leapfrogged in developing countries. This will become possible through the installation of our digital SmartBox. After the electronic identification of the parcel carrier, the SmartBox collects the parcels in the box. Then the reliable burglary protection is activated and finally, the SmartBox securely encrypts the payment electronically (IoT) and electronically notifies the householder. This is not fiction!

All this needs affordable innovative devices in developing countries, which the StartUp EFYL GmbH has already conceived and which, with the help of industrial and strategic partners, will be developed to series maturity.

Our technical solutions

Multifunctional rooftop antennas not only connect individual buildings throughout the urban area in a WiFi intranet network. By sending correction signals to the smartphones of parcel carriers, they ensure that the geocoordinates of every front door can be precisely controlled. Replacing analog fuse boxes and outlets with identical digital versions, the EFYL home controller learns the consumption habits of the home’s residents and, in the event of power outages, restricts the operation of electrical devices to the few that can be powered for few hours using a standard gel battery. Using machine learning, the home controller automates building surveillance and increases the reliability of front-door security cameras, thereby enhancing security in metropolitan areas. Latest developments in the data encryption as well as in the blockchain technology are already making it possible to securely execute payment transactions in a machine-based and automated manner. We take advantage of this.

RealLab with three connected neighboring spots – Field test for PoC (proof of concept)

To prove the practicality of the micro-infrastructure approach, we are planning a pilot project in a selected area within a selected African country. This is to provide a solid basis for the fast multiple duplication across the continent. To this end, we are looking for interested development service providers who can create an executable technical project specification based on our concept. Do you feel addressed or do you know someone who might feel addressed? Then please do not hesitate to contact us.