Experts from many different scientific disciplines work together at Bundesdruckerei's innovation department, exploring new topics related to our digital society.

Identifying future customer needs

The innovators are experts when it comes to Industry 4.0, identity management and material use. They develop new, easy-to-use technologies for secure identities. They analyse macro and market trends in order to identify in advance and generate momentum for future customer needs. This work involves tracking the latest developments in nanotechnology, bioscience and neuroscience as well as radically questioning the very existence of current technologies.

Momentum thanks to joint research

Together with other scientists, we are conducting research into materials and technologies in our determination to develop user-friendly and secure applications for our digital future.

Innovation work by Bundesdruckerei

Smart Wearables

Smart Wearables

The idea behind this innovation project that focuses on smart wearables is to serve the user while ensuring a high level of data protection.

Identitäts- und Rechtemanagement

Innovative identity and rights management

Greater transparency, security and responsibility for company staff – that’s what Bundesdruckerei's identity and rights management is aiming to achieve. We are currently working on bringing the system to market maturity.


Camera card

Two-factor authentication based on possession and knowledge is today – multimodal biometric solutions are the world of tomorrow. This includes, for instance, ID cards with a fingerprint and facial recognition which we are currently working on.

Smart Production

Smart production

When a production workflow is disrupted, it is not enough to simply stop the machine, remove the reject material and press the start button again. Efficient production calls for an analysis of the entire production process, beginning with the properties of the materials used right through to fine tuning of the production machines. Using our smart factory approach, we have already been able to improve our own production.