Who are we?

As part of Idiap Research Institute, the Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing is a center established to advance biometric security technologies, mainly by facilitating collaboration between industry and academia. Its core missions are:

  • to carry out high quality research
  • to train talented engineers and researchers
  • to foster technology transfer from academia to industry
  • to propose certification, evaluation and testing services in the domain of biometric security.

 

What inspired our Center?

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With its strong position and considerable expertise in the field of biometrics, Idiap Research Institute has undertaken the duty to create a biometrics research center that aims to bring together all the actors in the field of biometrics domain for the purpose of training, research and technology transfer.

As an independent, non-for-profit, research foundation affiliated with Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Institute is actively engaged in Swiss, European and International research activities for many years, covering a wide range of domains, including biometrics, as the coordinator or a partner of research and development projects. Since 2004, Idiap was involved in numerous biometrics research projects, with a total funding of over 10 million Swiss francs.

The research projects coordinated successfully by the Institute did not only play a key role in the institute's establishment as a key figure in biometrics research in Switzerland, Europe and worldwide; but they also paved the way to the idea of initiating the Swiss Center for Biometrics Research and Testing.

 

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