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Sponsors et exposants

Le Marathon of Innovations de ID4Africa 2020 est fier d’être soutenu par des organisations à la pointe de l’innovation dans les systèmes d’identité.




Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.



Securing identity is mission critical in the world we live in today. IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, provides trusted identities enabling citizens to perform daily critical activities securely like paying, logging on or traveling, in physical & digital spaces. With 13000 employees globally, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.


IN Groupe

IN Groupe offers cutting-edge secure identity solutions and digital services integrating electronics, optics and biometrics.From components to services, through interoperable credentials and systems, IN Groupe  plays a daily role in facilitating everyone's life. IN Groupe has two affiliate brands, SPS for electronics components, and SURYS for optical and holographic securities, provide leading market technologies.


Integrated Biometrics

Integrated Biometrics provides innovative enrollment and verification fingerprint sensors to hardware integrators, software and database providers, and contractors serving government agencies and commercial markets worldwide. Integrated Biometrics products utilize our patented LES (light emitting sensor) film delivering best-in-class performance in speed, size, weight, ease of use, and durability for affordable high performance mobile solutions.


Laxton Group

Laxton is a global Leader in providing cost effective, high technology Election, Identity and SelfService solutions to governments and corporations. Equipped with a full complement of highly experienced professionals in software development, engineering, manufacturing, and project management, Laxton has a proven track record of successfully implementing large scale projects. Laxton can rapidly move from creation of concept design and prototyping, to complete manufacture and final execution all under one roof.



Ernst & Young (EY)

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Through our cross service line and industry expertise, knowledge of new technologies and innovation, professional judgment and collaborative approach, we are able to build confidence in the digital world and in capital markets. Our agile approach to innovation helps clients instil core innovative strategies across the entire organisation throughout their digital transformation journey.



Atos is a global leader in digital transformation. Located in 73 countries Atos is European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing. The Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. It is the worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.




Veridos GmbH is the world’s leading provider of integrated identity solutions. Today Veridos counts more than 70 countries among its clients. This fast-growing German company was founded in 2015 to pool the expertise of its parent companies, Giesecke+Devrient GmbH and Bundesdruckerei GmbH.



TECH5, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, is dedicated to the development of biometrics-driven Identity Management solutions. TECH5 owns and continuously invests in its Face, Fingerprint and Iris recognition algorithms – the core of T5-ABIS search engine for large-scale National ID – and mobile platforms for its next generation Digital ID’s.



Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. They also expect the ecosystems that allow this flexibility to be entirely reliable and secure. Entrust offers trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make these ecosystems possible.



Thales is a global technology leader shaping the world of tomorrow today. The Group provides solutions, services and products to customers in the aeronautics, space, transport, digital identity and security, and defence markets. Thales is investing in particular in digital innovations -connectivity, Big Data, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity —technologies that support businesses, organisations and governments in their decisive moments.

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Emperor Technology

Emperor Technology has been a pioneer in advanced technologies for secure identity, intelligent transportation and banking solutions for the past 20 years. We are proven in Secure Identity in areas of Biometric Verification, Smart Payments, IoT products and services. Our products and services are widely applied in different segments throughout Secure Identity, Smart Transportation, Smart Banking, and Elections.



Vision-Box™ is the leading provider of digital and biometric solutions for Automated Border Control, seamless passenger handling, electronic identity management and intelligent security solutions that use ICAO-compliant standards.  Within the ID-management segment, we deliver to governments and issuing authorities, many solutions ranging from live biometric enrolment stations, document verification kiosks and digital document dispensers, as well as the underlying life-cycle management platform.

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IRIS ID Systems

Iris ID Systems Inc. has pioneered iris recognition research, development and production since 1997. IrisAccess®, now in its sixth generation, authenticates the identities of millions of people in thousands of locations across six continents. More organizations rely on IrisAccess identity authentication than all other iris recognition products combined. Iris ID’s expertise and Advanced Identity Authentication helps add security, convenience, privacy and productivity to any enterprise operation.

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Trust Stamp

AiiD (Artificial Intelligence for IDentity) is a Public Benefit Corporation that delivers transformational technology to forward-thinking partners, enabling them to reimagine service delivery and empower individuals without compromising privacy. As a subsidiary of Trust Stamp, a global provider of AI-powered identity services, AiiD develops innovative biometric technologies with advanced privacy-enhancing techniques to deploy solutions that reach beyond limitations like device access and online connectivity. AiiD solutions empower partners to elevate social and financial inclusion and mobility, anywhere in the world.



Coppernic designs, manufactures and deploys best-of-breed biometric handheld devices essential for building effective, secure, inclusive and trustworthy Digital ID infrastructure.



Innovatrics is an independent provider of biometric software solutions for identity management projects. Innovatrics’ next-generation identity management technologies include ABIS - one of the most trusted Automated Biometric Identification Systems in the world, SmartFace - a proven facial biometric solution, and Digital Onboarding Toolkit. Innovatrics is dedicated to helping partners around the world deliver powerful identity management solutions.



Mühlbauer is a leading performer in the security sector. With 3,500 employees and 35 production and service locations worldwide, Mühlbauer has created a strong network around the globe. The company is specialized in end-to-end solutions focusing on the production and personalization of Smart Cards and ePassports.



SURYS, subsidiary of IN Groupe, is a global leader in the field of security. SURYS offers a meticulously crafted range of innovative optical and digital solutions to authenticate and track & trace documents and products in four different markets: Identity, Banknotes, Vehicles and Brands & Products.



SPS is a subsidiary of IN Groupe and specializes in contactless and dual interface smart cards, and high-quality inlays for e-Passports. The company is positioned on markets for electronic ID and banking cards. Its market is based on an unrivalled proprietary patented technology, providing for governments, national printing houses and smart card manufacturers.



OeSD is an internationally successful identity turn-key solutions provider. Highly secure ePassports, MRPs and visa are our main products in addition to the software, PKI and equipment needed for the issuance and verification of these documents. OeSD provides expert solutions for setting up civil registers combined with secured government networks, which allows instant verification.



SITA is the communications and IT solution provider that transforms air travel through technology for airlines, at airports and on aircrafts. Owned 100% by more than 400 air transport industry members, nearly every airline and airport in the world does business with SITA. Its border management solutions are used by more than 40 governments.



Aware is among the most experienced biometrics companies in the world, providing military-grade biometric infrastructure software since 1993.  Today Aware provides a variety of biometric solutions for government, healthcare, finance, and education, with top-tier fingerprint, face, iris, and voice recognition algorithms for mobile authentication, patient identification, SIM registration, fraud prevention, identity deduplication, and citizen programs.


HID Global

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things.  We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified and tracked digitally.

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BioRugged designs and produces rugged mobile terminals/tablets for biometric and government usage. Our devices are customized to fulfill project specifics and/or certain applications. BioRugged provides support in locations as diversified as Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Africa, India, China, Brazil and Mexico. Our collaboration with software partners enables the provision of full turnkey solutions comprising hardware and software applications.



We are a key player in the security segment and offer intelligent solutions for the optimization of security functions: our durable and extremely robust security substrate neobond® is the perfect choice as protective layer for embedding chip and antenna in passport inlays or as permanently secure documents. neobond® is the only existing substrates combining a multiple choice of embedded security features such as watermark, fibres and planchettes with extreme durability. Our security substrates permit all manner of intelligent security features – individually tailored to meet your specific needs.



SECOIA Executive Consultants is an internationally active, Swiss consulting firm for security sensitive markets. It specialises in forming and grouping companies for sustainable, ethical sales success. Adding to the consulting and coaching activities, SECOIA operates a specialised sales network, offers Bidmanagement-Coaching and RFP preparation / Procurement assistance for Government offices and NGOs.



Suprema is a leading global provider of biometrics and ID solutions. Combining cutting-edge biometrics and technologies, Suprema provides industry-leading products and solutions. Suprema’s products include fingerprint authentication/enrollment scanners and e-Passport readers. Suprema has worldwide sales networks in over 130 countries and has been named one of the world’s Top 50 security companies.


Crime Science Technology (C.S.T)

Founded by a team of fiduciary and forensic experts, C.S.T develops and markets security features for identity documents and banknotes. In addition, C.S.T designs innovative processes that reveal traces and clues allowing the identification of criminals.

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SecureID Limited is Africa’s leading Card manufacturing, personalization, fulfilment and digital solutions company, offering Identity management and digital security solutions in Nigeria and 21 other African countries. We manufacture and support all range of cards including polycarbonate smartcards. SecureID is Visa, MasterCard, Verve, PCI, ISO 9001:2015 and CQM certified.

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GET Group

For more than 30 years, GET Group has established a global reputation as a leading provider of security printing solutions. Using state-of-the-art security systems, innovative hardware, and software applications, GET Group provides institutions, enterprises and more than 25 governments worldwide with advanced security printing solutions such as ePassports, ID personalization printers, laser engravers, laminators and border control systems.



IXLA provides equipment for the plastic card personalization industry by using laser engraving technology. IXLA staff have Research and Development backgrounds for the laser-source industry and in specialized peripherals for distributed ICT. By producing all our own core components, we meet the design and supply demands of our Customers.

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VerifyMe is empowering Africans by driving social and financial inclusion. We do this by giving decision-makers the tools to assess people's suitability to access civic and economic services. VerifyMe offers digital identity and verification services to a wide range of institutions, industries and the retail market. Our services are available via API, and our full-service Managed Verification Platform (MVP).

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Founded in 1999, Telpo is a professional smart payment partner who research & design, manufacturing and marketing EFT POS, cash register, biometric device, face recognition device, kiosk and bus validator.

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CETIS, one of the leading European companies in security printing solutions, provides travel, personal and other security printing documents (e.g. biometric passports, ID cards, visas, birth & other civil status certificates, driving licences, ellection ballots) and comprehensive eGovernment solutions for identity management and document issuance.

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Aratek has been helping millions of people manage their digital identity with biometric solutions. Their advanced mobile biometric terminals featuring fingerprint, NFC, RFID, barcode, MRZ, card readers and more, enable telecom providers, law enforcement agencies, and governments to conduct transactions even in underdeveloped rural areas. Aratek is committed to succeed with you.



UNIONCOMMUNITY, founded in 2000, is a professional biometric company with a global leading product. UNIONCOMMUNITY’s Multimodal biometric product designed with its own core technology includes face, fingerprint and Iris. It holds over 100 essential patents and has global sales network in over 100 countries with 150 active high skill partners.

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IRIS Corporation

IRIS is a leading creator of trusted and secure identification solutions including ePassports and multi-application eID since 1994. With a presence spanning 34 countries including Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Guinea-Conakry, we support governments to rapidly deploy robust and inclusive digital identification systems to deliver a sustainable, empowered future for all people.


IQ Structures

IQ Structures is a Czech technology company focusing on development of new materials and production techniques for high-end products for end-user consumers, business to business, governments and scientific institutions. IQ Structures offers a wide portfolio of solutions for protection of documents, banknotes, identity documents and branded products.


DERMALOG Identification Systems

As a pioneer in the development of biometric products and solutions, DERMALOG has shaped the world of security for over 25 years. We continue to revolutionize biometric security products for governmental organizations as well as public and private businesses. We develop solutions for access and data security, authorization and authentication services, as well as mobile security.


OVD Kinegram

OVD Kinegram AG is the leading full-service provider of physical and digital security solutions for government documents. The company’s proprietary KINEGRAM technology is recognized as the most advanced counterfeit-protection available. The resulting security features are easy-to-use in visual inspection and fully suitable for machine authentication. Unique in its innovative capacity, the company also provides sophisticated solutions for mobile verification (KINEGRAM App Applications). OVD Kinegram AG is a Swiss subsidiary of the German KURZ Group.



GenKey are experts in biometrics. Together with partners, they provide a full range of digital biometric identity products, used by governments, public institutions and businesses. With over 100 million identities verified, GenKey has a proud reputation in supporting developing economies in their efforts to build sustainable biometric identity solutions. GenKey operates globally, with offices in Europe, Africa and the US.


Otto Künnecke

Otto Künnecke builds intelligent machine and software solutions for secure personalization, verification, grouping, packaging and mailing of high secure documents. The product portfolio ranges from data-driven sheet-collating and punching systems to a fully automated card factory with selective functions. Software and digital solutions are developed in-house.

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Regula is the world leader in supplying solutions for border and immigration control, as well as secure document examination. Providing complete high-quality analysis of security features that embraces three spheres:

  • manufacturing devices for document authenticity control;

  • developing software for operating these devices, processing, comparing and storing the obtained data;

  • creating information reference systems of travel documents, driving licenses and banknotes.



SIGNE, founded in 1982, is a company specialized in developing and supplying document security solutions. We produce any kind of security document and provide innovative digital security solutions tailored to private/public companies, governments and institutions. Our belief in R&D and our constant investments in cutting-edge technology guarantee the most advanced security solutions for our clients.


Folienwerk Wolfen

Folienwerk Wolfen has been producing smart ecofilms for all kind of smart cards and security documents since 1994. The company’s success is based on the fact that its team of engineers and workers all have long term experience in research and development contributing their technical know-how in the manufacturing of films as PETG, PEC and TritanTM.



EKEMP is a security specialist focusing on smart cards and biometric technology since 2006. We develop and manufacture products such as Smart Terminals with Biometrics, Smart Card Readers, Biometric Enrollment Kits, Electronic Voting Systems (EVM) etc. Our innovative products and solutions are crafted by a team of experienced engineers and dedicated R&D professionals to ensure all partners feel secure in our offerings as a one-stop technology center.


Lakota software Solutions

Lakota was founded in 2007 and has helped create some of the largest biometric identification systems in the world.  We strive to provide innovative software solutions to our customers that are simply the fastest and most effective on the market. Every Lakota product was developed to solve a problem or to simply provide a better alternative. Our products were built from the ground up to be as fast as possible and provide the best innovative solutions on the market.  We can help bridge the gap between collecting biometrics and submitting them to an automated biometric identification system, ABIS, as our software will help your application comply with ANSI/NIST-ITL, EBTS, WSQ/JPEG-2000, and NATO STANAG 4715 specifications and standards.  We can also provide support for other standards and specs as needed.



We focus on improving the efficiency and speed of mission critical identity enrollment and credentialing operations that are essential for hundreds of millions of users worldwide. Our technologies are engineered to dramatically reduce the time and cost of capturing accurate data when creating a digital identity. Our industry-agnostic solutions revolve around “Supervised Remote In-Person Proofing” to automatically, securely and “remotely” perform all proofing, enrollment and credentialing processes and workflows for our customers. The industry is taking notice as we are now working with some of the largest agencies in the Federal and Defense markets and commercial organizations throughout the world.

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