Founder and Chairman of the Board, Vision-Box, S.A.
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Bento Correia is one of the founding partners of Vision-Box, where he currently acts as Chairman of the Board. His doctorate in Physics and Computer Vision led to an initial career path in R&D in areas such as defense, space and security, during which he published more than 40 scientific articles. A managerial role at the National Institute of Engineering, Technology and Innovation (INETI) in Portugal and his academic experience ultimately resulted in the creation of Vision-Box in 2001. Its first project was the transformation of a computing system prototype of video-based vigilance into a commercial application.
Bento was responsible for the introduction of the first automated border control systems in the market, which represented the start of large-scale projects that Vision-Box has implemented in more than 70 international airports. Vision-Box has collaborated with many different countries in the deployment of identity management programs, which have contributed to the safety and comfort of more than 250 million citizens. Over the years, Bento’s participation in multiple R&D projects has awarded him recognitions in innovation, management and entrepreneurship.