Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing launches

April 11, 2014 - 

The Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing has just launched in Martigny, Switzerland.

Led by the IDIAP Research Institute, the group’s core missions are to carry out high quality research, to train engineers and researchers, foster technology transfer from academia to industry and to propose evaluation and testing services in the domain of biometric security.

According to the group’s website, the Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing is split between active researchers and industry partners.

“While the partners create research proposals for funding consideration according to the affiliates’ needs, the affiliates fund and drive the research carried out among the partners,” the group’s website states.

“This structure helps industry partners to gain unparalleled access to cutting-edge researchers and their expertise and supports researchers to acquire the opportunity to bid for funding from driven and relevant organisations. Through this multidisciplinary environment, it is expected that organisations will enjoy a golden age of biometric development, leading to rapid improvements in current biometric technology and the realization of novel technologies.”

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