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Pervasive and UseR Focused BiomeTrics BordEr ProjeCT

Objective

The goal of the PROTECT project is an enhanced biometric-based person identification system that works robustly across a range of border crossing types and that has strong user-centric features. The system will be deployed in Automated Border Control (ABC) areas supporting border guards to facilitate smooth and non-intrusive rapid crossing by travellers based on deployment of the next generation of biometric identification detection methods. The ability for the system to efficiently process low-risk travellers, combined with increased levels of accuracy, security and privacy standards and enabling border guards to concentrate resource on higher-risk travellers, are central ambitions of the project. To achieve these goals, a multi-biometric enrollment and verification system is envisaged, taking into account current and next-generation e-Passport chips, mobile equipment and person identification ‘on the move’. Research will be undertaken into optimization of currently deployed biometric modalities, application of emerging biometrics (including contactless finger vein, speaker recognition and angthropometrics), multi-modal biometrics and counter-spoofing, for border control scenarios. An integral part of the project is collection and dissemination of new border-realistic biometric datasets, and systematic evaluation of the developed biometric methods including vulnerability and privacy assessment. The PROTECT project is strongly user-driven and demonstration of the developed biometric system will be conducted at two different border crossing sites. Finally, the PROTECT project will make contributions to facilitating border crossing of bona-fide non-EU citizens as well as evolving standards in biometric systems.

Call for proposal

H2020-BES-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-BES-2015

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
Net EU contribution
€ 1 082 707,50
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
United Kingdom

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 628 197,50
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg

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Region
Westösterreich Salzburg Salzburg und Umgebung
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
VERIDOS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 790 000,00
Address
Oranienstrasse 91
10969 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 206 875,00
Address
Prinzregentenstrasse 159
81677 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ITTI SP ZOO
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 390 875,00
Address
Rubiez 46
61-612 Poznan

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion północno-zachodni Wielkopolskie Miasto Poznań
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 463 143,75
Address
Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Namur Arr. Namur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
INTREPID MINDS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 354 375,00
Address
Caldecote Hall Drive 3
CV10 0TW Nuneaton

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West Midlands (England) Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire Warwickshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EURECOM GIE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 483 492,50
Address
Route Des Chappes 450 Campus Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot

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Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
WOJSKOWA AKADEMIA TECHNICZNA IM.JAROSLAWA DABROWSKIEGO
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 355 680,00
Address
Ul. Gen. Sylwestra Kaliskiego 2
00 908 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
KOMENDA GLOWNA STRAZY GRANICZNEJ
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 67 500,00
Address
Al. Niepodleglosci 100
02514 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
HOME OFFICE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 133 002,50
Address
2 Marsham Street
SW1P 4DF London

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 25 903,75
Address
Dstl Porton Down
SP4 0JQ Salisbury

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Wiltshire CC
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00