FRIEDRICH KISTERS

CEO OF ORIGINSTAMP AG (Switzerland)

Friedrich Kisters is inventor and serial entrepreneur holding numerous international patents. A trained art historian from the University of Zurich, his passion for art authentication inspired his approach to eradicate counterfeiting by developing surface characterization at close range. His start-up DynamicElement AG won the runner up award 2021 with the new crypto stamp of Post- and Philatelie Liechtenstein. To reach the goal of establishing a secure link between the physical and digital world, Friedrich Kisters founded OriginStamp AG after having supported Blockchain research at the University of Constance for several years. Its hybrid approach to create unforgeable data-integrity-seals aims at restoring trust in data and supply chain goods. In 2019, he also founded SmartStamp AG pioneering a new standard in identification and authentication for the art world.