Guardtime Research, with deep roots in academia, is devoted to building breakthrough technologies and applications in cryptography and computer sciences. With over 40 patents granted since 2007 and more pending, we have a proven track record in transforming foundational research into practical solutions.
Our international R&D division - with a hub in Estonia - features over 40 cryptographers, researchers, engineers, scientists and analysts, with qualifications in both foundational and applied research. The R&D division is focused on innovation and developing technologies with long-term and substantial impact. We cover a number of research areas with practical use-cases for the government, military, healthcare, life sciences, finance, and supply chain, to name a few.
- Security, privacy and cryptography - with focus on post-quantum/hash-based cryptography, privacy-preserving mechanisms including zero-knowledge systems
- Distributed ledger technologies, blockchain interoperability
- Post-quantum, decentralized identity on blockchain
- Scalable cryptocurrency systems
- Dependable software systems
- Formal Verification
- Distributed systems
- Software Engineering
- Trusted Hardware
- Internet of Things
- Central bank digital currency
- Civilian space
- Cloud security
- Artificial intelligence
- Quantum-proof applications
- Defense and aerospace
- Electronic identity
- Energy generation and distribution
- Healthcare and life sciences
- Manufacturing / supply chain
Selected R&D Projects
Participation in International ForumsOur active participation in various international organizations supports Guardtime’s strong position in the European Union policy-making processes. We see that collaboration between industry, research organisations and policymakers is necessary to define and engage in R&D efforts that meet market needs.
We have initiated different formats for and remain committed to the EU, regional and domestic cooperation between public, private and academic counterparts.
For example, Guardtime is the founding member and an active participant at the European Cyber Security Organization (ECSO), International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA), European Organization for Security (EOS), North European Cybersecurity Cluster (NECC) and the Estonian Information Security Association (EISA). We contribute to the work of European Blockchain Partnership, EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, Cybersecurity Tech Accord as well as the CEN/CLC Blockchain Focus Group.