Philips spinoff Intrinsic-ID has been nominated to win the Innovation Radar Prize 2016. Intrinsic-ID’s technology uses biometrics to help computerchips recognize and ‘acknowledge’ other chips around the world. “Just like a human being, a chip possesses unique biometric qualities. We teach them to judge whether or not it’s safe to communicate with other chips”, founder Pim Tuyls says.
The European Commission is handing out the innovation radar prize to promote innovation in Europe. For the 2016 edition, 40 organisations have been nominated across 4 categories. But only four of them – the ones who earn most votes during a period of public online voting – get a ticket to the finals.
The 4 innovators with the highest number of votes in each category will be invited to Bratislava on September 26. Intrinsic-ID, a Philips spin-off on the High Tech Campus Eindhoven, has been selected in the category ‘excellent science’ based on ground-breaking work on ‘physical unclonable functions’ or PUFs and how these can be applied to improve security for systems ranging from payment cards to cars and mobile phones.
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