Dear readers,
we’re here to update you about the final results of the Innovation Radar Prize 2016.

The overall winner of the competition, announced at the European Commission’s ICT Proposers Day, Bratislava, Slovakia, on September 26, has been Intrinsic-ID, a spin-off from Philips. The underlying technology at the heart of Intrinsic-ID consists in the exploitation of the patented Physical Unclonable Function, a feature of chips that can be used to identify them uniquely. Indeed, all chips are created different. The purpose of the Intrinsic-ID project is thus to take advantage of such non-replicable characteristics as if they were fingerprints of devices. In other words, secret keys and identifiers are reliably extracted from the physical properties of chips.
Instrinsic-ID is not only a brilliant idea, but also a world leader in Cyber-Physical Security Systems.
Intrinsic-ID’s PUF technology and security solutions find applications in devices ranging from low power IoT endpoints (Invensense, Synopsys) to high-end defense-grade FPGAs (Microsemi, Altera). The markets that Intrinsic-ID tackles are embedded systems, IoT, identification, automotive, communications, content distribution, payment, government and defense.
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Apart from the overall winner, winners were also announced in the other categories, included Horizon 2020 ICT Innovator, in which SECO, as a member of the AXIOM Project, has participated.

The winner of Horizon 2020 ICT Innovator category is Realeyes, an Estonian research-oriented SME measuring people’s emotional response to video content using webcams. Within the H2020 SEWA project they developed an Ad Recommendation Engine, a machine learning based tools that helps market researchers analyse the impact of their advertising and make it more relevant.