Head of office
Meet the team
CEO & Cofounder
“I have always been passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. After 20 years spent in large groups working on contactless technology where I filed several patents. I naturally turned to business creation and NFC geolocation which offers great opportunities for new applications.”
COO & Cofounder
“The creation of Centiloc is an opportunity to build an innovative and ambitious solution, putting to the test the quality, communication and development methods built up over 15 years of experience. We are making incredible products, meeting tangible market expectations, surrounded by brilliant and progressive collaborators… Isn’t this the best professional stimulation one could wish for?”
CTO & Cofounder
“It is a pride to share the adventure with Romain and Frederick, with whom I have shared most of my professional career. We have capitalised on our experience and made the most of it to come up with Centiloc’s NFC geolocation solution. There is no equivalent on the market and this product is a must have to boost our customers’ productivity”.
Philippe BOISSAT is passionate about the world of aeronautics, space and defence.
Aeroplane pilot and telecommunications engineer, reserve officer of the French Air Force, he has spent his entire career in the field of space, aerospace, and telecommunications activities, in systems integration, software and consulting companies, in an international environment with a strong multicultural presence. He has worked in Canada for Nortel Telecom, in Germany for T-Systems, in Luxembourg and Spain for SES, in the USA for Deloitte and in France for IBM and Eutelsat. He has a deep knowledge of the aerospace industry in Europe and the USA. Since 2005, he is President & Founder of 3i3s, a non-profit institute, dedicated to Aerospace NewSpace applications 3 Objectives: Networking, education, pedagogical actions, humanitarian actions.
A team of experts
The Centiloc team is built around a group of NFC experts
Because of our geographical location in the “Smartcard Valley” where a lot of NFC technology companies were born, the members of our team have a long experience of this technology. People have worked in the past for specialized companies like semiconductor manufacturers, smartcard embedders, OS providers or design houses.
As a consequence they have the knowledge acquired on passed complex projects around identification. Several projects concerned identification of people or goods. They have participated in delivering billions of smart objects for various applications like Electronic Passport, Banking Cards or POS systems.
In addition our NFC experts were recognized worldwide by participating in standardization committees like ISO organization offers. Contributing to new standards around contactless and NFC technology at the NFC Forum.
Their first idea was to build an NFC game board, just for fun, as electronics and software enthusiasts.
Starting Centiloc in July 2019, they were soon joined by other engineers who were also motivated by technological development.
The project was supported from the beginning by a large community:
- Incubateur Belle de Mai
- Communauté du Pays d’Aix
- BPI France
- Pole SCS
- Pole Safe
- Startup 3 accelerator
- Atomic Labs accelerator
- Team Henri Fabre
Centiloc won the very prestigious I-Nov innovation challenge in 2020 and the award startup 3.