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SimPrints crowned Startup Company of the Year

last modified Mar 18, 2015 02:42 PM
SimPrints has been named the Startup Company of the Year at the Business Weekly Awards.


The social enterprise, based at ideaSpace City, won the top prize at the 25th Anniversary Business Weekly Awards presentation dinner at Queens’ College, Cambridge, on Tuesday 17 March. The award was accepted by co-founders Toby Norman (CEO) and Alexandra Grigore (CTO).

Toby said: “What a great opportunity this has been for us. With the new support from Business Weekly our technology can ensure that even the poorest have the right to an identity within health systems.”

SimPrints is a non-profit tech company that has developed fingerprint scanners that connect wirelessly to mobile phones. Backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and ARM Holdings, its custom on-board template extraction algorithm makes data transfer fast and secure – ideal for safely storing medical and other records.

It has developed an open-source API for Android devices and plans to expand to other platforms. Providers can seamlessly integrate SimPrints into nearly any smartphone or tablet app: fingerprint records can be stored with time stamps and GPS coordinates, not only improving the accuracy of database searches but also providing powerful data for managers to monitor and support the provision of care.

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