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Payments: research and development

DNB conducts research on the payment system. For example, we have projects on the development of banknotes.

Banknote research and development

The ECB coordinates and finances research and development projects for the production of banknotes. Many projects are executed by public and private institutions. They do so independently or in cooperation with the ECB, DNB and the other central banks of the Eurosystem.

Research areas

There are projects in the following areas:  

- authenticity features of banknotes

- production processes and technology for banknote handling

- technologies to minimise the ecological footprint of cash and money supply


Many projects are carried out by or in collaboration with public and private institutions. Are you interested in getting on board? Explore the opportunities.

Research on the digital euro

DNB and the Eurosystem are currently exploring the possibilities for a digital euro. Read more about this project.