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Intrinsic ID CEO Pim Tuyls to Speak at ‘European Research Excellence – Impact and Value for Society’ conference in Estonia October 12

Panel Session Entitled ‘Expecting the unexpected: frontier research brings the future closer’

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Oct. 11, 2017 – Intrinsic ID®,the world’s leading provider of digital authentication technology for Internet of Things security and embedded applications, today announced Chief Executive Officer Pim Tuyls will speak at the European Research Excellence – Impact and Value for Society conference, to be held October 12 at the Tallinn Creative Hub in Kultuurikatel, in Tallinn, Estonia.

The aim of the conference is to demonstrate to policymakers that excellent research is essential to addressing Europe’s challenges and for increasing competitiveness. Tuyls will speak on a panel entitled “Expecting the unexpected: frontier research brings the future closer.” The aim of the session is to make a case for why Europe needs investment in bottom-up, interdisciplinary and visionary research. Frontier research is still often perceived in terms of “pure science” or “science for science’s sake.” Despite the high-potential gain, it can involve significant costs and the risk of failure. Today’s research and development systems are not conducive to frontier research because of increasing pressure for scientists to show that their research is generating impact and success. New arguments are needed to convince the public and decision-makers that investing in frontier research pays off over time, even if the outcome is unpredictable. Details about the European Research Excellence Impact and Value for Society conference, to be held under the auspices of the Estonian Presidency Council of the European Union, are available online at the conference website.

12 October 2017
11:15 to 12:15 Eastern European Time (EET)

Tallinn Creative Hub – Black Box Room
Pohja pst 27a
Tallinn, Estonia 10415

Pim Tuyls is CEO of Intrinsic ID, a company specializing in IoT security technology. Before founding Intrinsic ID in 2008 he was at Philips Research, where he was Principal Scientist and managed the cryptography cluster. While there he initiated the work on Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs), which forms the basis of Intrinsic ID’s silicon fingerprinting technology. Tuyls has a Ph.D. in mathematical physics from Leuven University, holds more than 50 patents and is widely acknowledged for his work in the field of security for embedded applications.

About Intrinsic ID
Intrinsic ID is the world’s leading digital authentication company for the Internet of Things (IoT) and embedded applications. It is the inventor of SRAM Physical Unclonable Function, or SRAM PUF, leveraging manufacturing variations in semiconductors to create unique IDs and keys to authenticate chips, data, devices and systems. Through its flexibility, scalability and low implementation cost, Intrinsic ID products address the security needs of the fast-growing IoT market. Its solutions are used to validate payment systems, secure connectivity, authenticate sensors, and protect sensitive government and military data and systems. Intrinsic ID’s award recognition includes the EU 2016 Innovation Radar Prize, which honors high-potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research. Intrinsic ID’s SRAM PUF technology has been proven in millions of devices and in products that have passed certification by Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL6+), EMVCo, Visa and multiple governments. Visit Intrinsic ID online at

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