Research and Innovation


Invitation to Frontex Industry Day and exhibition on solutions for document security

2023-01-20

Every year, Frontex organises a three-day plenary meeting of its expert networks - the High-Level Round Table on Document and Identity Control (HLRT) and the Frontex Expert Group on Document Control (EXP-DOC).

This year on the 1st of March, Frontex is organising an Industry Day for companies to present their products and solutions for document security and to combat document fraud.

The I-Day offers an opportunity for industry representatives to share their latest technological developments and state-of-the-art solutions for border management with the European Border and Coast Guard community representing Frontex and Member States’ border authorities.

During the event, the following solutions will be presented:

  • transparent windows on ID Cards and passport data page:

- metallic appearance

- fully transparent

- static image motion

  • next generation of modern ePassports & new demo passport with innovative security features;

  • innovative personalization solutions using combination of different technological methods (e.g. diffractive optical variable device and colour image) and polymer substrate personalization PCP – Polycarbonate Colour Personalisation technology;

  • difference between genuine DOVID and dot matrix DOVID;

  • CAI (Customised Antenna Image) and Custom Hinge Image;

  • document security – retrospective evolution and future trends;

  • trends in document technical examination equipment.

If your organisation is interested in highlighting its most recent technological developments and solutions at the Frontex I-Day, please register by 3 February 2023 following this link providing a description of the solution or product you wish to present. If you have already submitted your application via the online form after 1 December 2022, you do not need to apply again.   

Please note that Frontex will select maximum six offers most relevant to the above-mentioned topics/areas. Further information about the venue and other details will be provided at a later date.

Please be informed that industry participation will not be reimbursed.

The programme of the 1 March CED I-Day envisages:

  • 09:00 - 13:00: each Industry representative will have the opportunity to deliver a presentation (30-minute each, including Q&A and open discussions).
  • 13:00 – 14:00: lunch break.
  • 14:00 – 16:30:  Industry exhibition, where companies will have the opportunity to showcase their product and/or technical solutions in a dedicated space – basic logistical support (power, table, AV) will be provided, and no fee will be charged by Frontex for participation.

Frontex assists the EU Member States in supporting the development of modern technologies for the border and coast guard community. As part of its mandate, Frontex regularly meets with industry, researchers, and experts from the Member States to provide a platform for discussion and help develop new technologies and innovations related to border control. There Industry Days allow for a transparent procedure of consultations with industry representatives. Frontex regularly informs about such meetings on its website.

The agency has developed a Transparency Register to ensure that the contacts with the industry are as transparent and fair as possible. All meetings and contacts of the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Directors and Heads of Divisions in matters concerning procurement procedures and tenders for services, equipment or outsourced projects and studies are registered in this tool.

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