Guardtime’s success in innovation stems from the work of our cryptographers, engineers, scientists and analysts, with qualifications in both foundational and applied research. With over 50 patents granted since 2007, Guardtime has a proven track record in transforming foundational research into practical solutions.
Our research areas include:
- Data security, privacy and cryptography, with a focus on post-quantum / hash-based cryptography, privacy-preserving mechanisms including zero-knowledge systems, differential privacy
- Secure data collaboration via auditable multi-party computation
- Assured AI and federated learning
- Cryptographic accumulators / Authenticated data structures
- Distributed ledger technologies, blockchain interoperability
- Formal verification
- Scalable cryptocurrency systems
- Self-sovereign identities
- Blockchain based solutions for supply chain / IoT challenge
Outcomes of the research are utilized to build breakthrough data security and interoperability solutions in various domains:
Research and Innovation Projects
Guardtime is engaged in numerous international research and innovation projects funded by the European Commission (Horizon 2020) and the European Space Agency. The projects enhance Guardtime’s research and innovation competences by enabling structured cooperation with a broad set of stakeholders: from world-leading research institutions, other deep-tech companies to commercialization partners such as large enterprises, governments or international organizations.
Participation in International Forums
Our active participation in various international organizations supports Guardtime’s strong position in the European and global 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 global, 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), 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, CCIA, Energy BRIDGE, Finance Estonia and Estonian Defence Industry Association, as well as the CEN/CLC/JTC 19 Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies standardisation committee, and are a part of the EIT Digital ecosystem.