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Technology Foresight on Biometrics: Progress update

2021-08-31

Recently, two new steps of the ongoing Technology Foresight on Biometrics project have been successfully completed. The research team managed to create a taxonomy of biometric technologies and carry out a Delphi survey to gather information on key technologies. A brief description on the outcome can be found in the attached newsletters.

The development of the taxonomy of biometric technologies at the early stages of the study enabled the team to outline the technological landscape to be addressed as part of the project and establish a common and systematic understanding of the technological field for future research and innovation activities. Thanks to the wide array of methods used, such as expert consultation and examination of considerable datasets, the research team was able to identify 20 biometric technological clusters that will be considered in the next step of the project. 

The intelligence gathered through the multi-level assessment of the technological clusters in the ring of the Delphi survey led to the construction of the so-called 4CF Matrix. This way, we were able to recognise key technological areas for the subsequent roadmapping and capability analysis exercises.

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