International Press releases
27. June 2018

Piql wins EU GAME CHANGER award

Piql’s innovative digital preservation solution has received an endorsement from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 SME Innovation and Research Program.  

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We are pleased to announce that we are now the proud recipient of Horizon 2020’s Fast Track to Innovation award.

Reserved only for the best, this grant of €2.7 million will enable us to upscale and commercialise our manufacturing for ultra-secure storage and long-term preservation of digital data while working to mature the production of our eternal data carrier, piqlFilm.

Earlier this year, we also won the support of the EU’s Horizon 2020 program to further develop and commercialise our preservation and secure storage solution—to the tune of €2 million.
Founder and Managing Director of Piql, Rune Bjerkestrand, said that the support of the EU has been invaluable.

“We are proud to be recognised as one of Europe’s most innovative companies and these projects will enable us to mature our services for the benefit of existing and future clients,’ he said.
“Such a project is only made possible with our solid and innovative relationships with partner film producers Filmotec and Inoviscoat in Germany, and Boneheadz, an IT and media system integrator in Slovakia.’

The EU has a strong focus on the challenges related to data security and to long-term preservation of data of cultural, historical or legal value.

Our solution meets these challenges with bold innovation. We can guarantee data authenticity, integrity and access for a documented lifetime of 500+ years.  At the core of our services is piqlFilm, a 35mm ultra-high resolution photosensitive film that we have converted into a digital and migration-free, offline storage medium.

While Piql is known in the preservation market, Piql also offers a unique service for offline, secure data storage needs. We can ensure that data is incorruptible, securely stored, encrypted and isn’t vulnerable to risks other storage mediums face.

Increasingly, regulations are requiring the storage of different types of business data for years, even decades. With the high cost of archival cloud storage, combined with constant cyber threats and hard drive failure, Piql can offer a safe and affordable solution.

For more information on our services and how they could benefit you, contact us.