Ingenia Technology

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Ingenia Technology
Company typePublic
IndustryBrand Protection, Track and Trace, Document Authentication
Headquarters London, UK
Number of employees

Ingenia Technology, formed in 2003, is an international security technology company and inventor of Laser Surface Authentication, a technique used for brand protection, track and trace and document authentication.[1]


Ingenia Technology was founded following years of research funding at Durham University and Imperial College in London. Under the leadership of Professor Russell Cowburn, the Laser Surface Authentication technology that forms the basis of the security solution was developed.[2] Ingenia Technology has its headquarters in London with satellite offices in Vienna and Zurich.[citation needed]


Laser Surface Authentication analyses the naturally occurring random structure of a surface and from this, generates a signature or code unique to that surface. This code can then be used to authenticate and identify the item in the same way as a fingerprint. The technology can be used for paper, cardboard, plastics, metals and ceramics, and has found many applications across a diverse number of markets.[3]


The company has won many technology and company awards in recent years including:


  1. ^ "International Authentication Association", Members Profile. Retrieved on 2011-06-03
  2. ^ "BBC News", Laser spots paper fingerprints, 03.08.2005, Retrieved on 2011-06-03
  3. ^ "Scientific American", Sarah Graham: Paper's Natural 'Fingerprint' Could Be Built-In Passport Protection, 28.07.2005. Retrieved on 2011-06-03
  4. ^ "Bayer Technology Services", Retrieved on 2011-06-03
  5. ^ "International Authentication Association", Retrieved on 2011-06-03

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