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Encryption company wins NATO innovation award

Friday 05 May 17


Lars Ramkilde Knudsen
DTU Compute
+45 45 25 30 48
The company Dencrypt, with advanced encryption technology from DTU, is among the 10 winners of NATO’s Defence Innovation Challenge.

Ten businesses have been announced winners of NATO’s Defence Innovation Challenge award, and Danish startup Dencrypt is one of them. Dencrypt develops and sells dynamic encryption technology, the brainchild of Professor Lars Ramkilde at DTU Compute.

The technology can be used to encrypt, for example, mobile communications. It involves a new and advanced encryption principle that makes it possible to develop encryption systems offering stronger protection than standard encryption solutions.

Visibility for small businesses
NATO’s Communications and Information (NCI) Agency is behind the challenge, the purpose of which is to accelerate state-of-the-art technologies from small businesses and research organizations. A total of 48 technology solutions participated in the challenge.

“This challenge affirms that the cutting edge technology we need to stay ahead of emerging threats is out there, and we are committed to finding innovative ways to connect with the small businesses and academic institutions that lack visibility within NATO but have much to offer the Alliance,” says NCI Agency General Manager Koen Gijsbers.

Dencrypt delivers encryption to the Danish Ministry of Defence
Last year, Dencrypt concluded a DKK 30 million (EUR 4 million) contract with the Danish Ministry of Defence on the provision of encryption modules for the protection of Defence Command Denmark’s classified communication.