Ingenium Biometric Laboratories, a leading innovator in biometric technologies research and testing, and the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) proudly announce their partnership in biometrics research projects.

This collaboration represents a significant opportunity to develop further research and development capabilities to support the global biometric technology industry. This strategic alliance will leverage the combined expertise and resources of both organisations to drive innovation and address critical challenges in the field of biometrics.

Together, they will focus on exploring the performance and security of biometric technology, including the development of research projects relating to the role of demographic bias, deep fake technologies and artificial intelligence.

“We are thrilled to partner with the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science in our shared pursuit of advancing biometric technologies,” said Chris Allgrove, co-founder at Ingenium Biometric Laboratories. “This collaboration represents a powerful synergy between industry and academia, enabling us to push the boundaries of innovation and develop groundbreaking research and testing capabilities for the biometrics industry.”

Professor of Biometric Technologies Richard Guest, from the School of Electronics and Computer Science, said: “Southampton is at the forefront of pioneering new research for the future of biometrics. Combining our expertise with Ingenium will bring about new opportunities and develop technologies in an industry of national importance for the UK.”

About Ingenium Biometric Laboratories:

Ingenium is a research and innovation laboratory, helping organisations test and trust identity, biometric and age estimation technology, to enable organisations to use them with confidence in their digital and business transformation initiatives. Ingenium is also the UK’s independent biometrics laboratory for the National Protective Security Authority (NPSA) including for critical national infrastructure. 

About University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science: 

The University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science is a world-renowned hub for research and education in biometrics, computer science, electronics, and related disciplines.  

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