Guardia wins prestigious European Grand IST Prize  

2006.03.24
Guardia, a Danish biometric security technology company, has won the prestigious European Grand Information Society Technologies Prize for its work with 3D based face recognition

Guardia, a Danish biometric security technology company, has won the prestigious European Grand Information Society Technologies Prize for its work with 3D based face recognition. The prize is given for groundbreaking products that represent the best of European innovation in information society technology.

In total, 213 companies from 28 countries competed for the prize, out of which three won the European Grand IST Prize: Cavendish Kinetics from Holland, Advestigo from France and Guardia from Denmark. Each of the three winners were given the European Grand IST Prize trophies and EUR 200,000 (USD 241,381) in Vienna Wednesday by EU's IT Commissioner Viviane Reding.

Kield Martin Kieldsen, managing director and founder of Guardia says: "We have worked hard for it. We have proved that our technology works, and it is wonderful to win and gain the recognition. We also need the money for further development." The news was reported by Computerworld.

Guardia has invented and patented a 3D and infrared face recognition system which provides reliable identification of individuals. The system has been developed to meet the growing need for biometric products and solutions across security markets for example in airports and banks. Guardia is based north of Copenhagen.

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