FBK technology to support the National Bureau of Engraving and Printing

05/12/2019 The three-year collaboration with IPZS (Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato) involves various FBK competencies within a joint multidisciplinary laboratory.

On the one hand, we deal with cybersecurity research that will enable the more than 7 million new digital identity cards to connect with smartphones and computers, in seamless compatibility with the existing European Union infrastructures.

The advantages to be achieved through this collaboration are mainly related to facilitating access to public administration services and useful functions for work activities (e.g. stamping and other internal services to companies).

The other applied competence concerns research in microsystems and sensors: here we work on owner biometric recognition (e.g. fingerprints) for identity cards, we study special materials for the implementation of security elements for bills, labels or documents, we test new types of compounds for making coins and we develop new ways of creating touchless identification systems (RFID).