Study on biometrics and travel

Tender: Border crossings of the future - a foresight on biometric technologies

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex has commissioned Steinbeis 2i GmbH to conduct a technology foresight study on biometrics and the future of travel. The study will provide insights into the travel experience at border crossings in the future. The focus is on biometric technologies that will facilitate the work of the European Border and Coast Guard community (EBCG) in the short (in 1-5 years), medium (in 5-10 years) and long term (in 10+ years).

Looking into the future forms the central core of the project. Instead of focusing on existing technologies, a new approach is now pursued: With the help of technology foresight, promising and emerging technologies are to be identified at an early stage and strategically developed.

On the one hand, existing and emerging biometric technologies will be identified, structured with the help of a specially developed biometrics taxonomy, and the development paths of the most promising technologies up to their possible use in border crossing management will be worked out. On the other hand, both a technology foresight methodology and the associated software tool will be created, tailored to the needs of Frontex. Frontex will use the technology foresight tool independently in the future.

Steinbeis 2i GmbH takes on the role of project coordinator and works together with the project partners 4CF, Errequadro and WAT. S2i GmbH contributes in particular its many years of experience in technology foresight and is entrusted with communication with stakeholders in addition to project management tasks.

Project duration: 01/2021 - 09/2021

Countries involved: Germany, Italy, Poland

Portrait Sabine Hafner-Zimmermann
Sabine Hafner-Zimmermann
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Portrait Melanie Gralow
Melanie Gralow
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