Our story

GScan ART technology is developed in cooperation with scientific research institutions KBFI, iCV Lab and Tartu University.

The GScan ART technology stack integrates the most advanced muon detection hardware with the most comprehensive data analysis software layer.

GScan’s technology can detect elements from all corners of the periodic table.

Our system is highly scalable and flexible. Single panels can be used to scan small objects, or assembled into arrays the size of buildings and shapes as needed.

With a strong base of fundamental and information sciences, a highly modern manufacturing industry, coupled with high work ethics, thoroughness, and getting things done smartly, Estonia has a strong competitive edge as a location for developing such a complex technology.

Idea seed
2016
GScan idea was born in GoSwift, which is operating the border queue management systems and services in several countries. In GoSwift, there was an R&D project “ABG – Automated Border Gate” – the goal was to implement biometrical border crossing for people, crossing a border with vehicles. In this project, there was a need to count people in vehicles, including these who are hidden. 
Muon tomography idea was proposed. Although the idea was crazy, GoSwift decided to ask this from Tartu University. Within the next months, 2 studies were performed by the Department of Physics of Tartu University.
Idea seed
Feasibility study
2017
Preliminary study and feasibility study from Tartu University
After receiving reports from the Tartu University, we started to look into this more seriously. We recognised, that there isa much wider scope of usability. Also, we came into understanding, that existing tomographic algorithms have some weaknesses for using them in muon tomography.
Feasibility study
Patent
2018
We developed our own patent pending tomographic algorithms and started to develop our scanners hardware. In 2018, we decided to spin it off from GoSwift and GScan was born.
Patent
Founding
2019
GScan was found and related IP transfered from GoSwift.
In 2019, we decided to show ourselves and the world and we started to build our laboratory prototype.
Founding
Prototype
2020
Laboratory prototype completed, technology POC achieved
By summer 2020, the prototype was completed. This important milestone gave us confidence, that our tomographic algorithms are working well. We built a lightweight particle tracker system based on plastic scintillator fibers, silicon photomultipliers and our unique AI-based algorithms.
Prototype
SilentBorder and seed round
2021
The European Union project SilentBorder financed, started in May 2021. 0.5M € seed round, backed by 8 angels

In 2020-2021 GScan had successfully applied for the Horizon 2020 grant. The project “SilentBorder” is to build and demonstrate a passive scanner for trucks and sea containers.
SilentBorder and seed round
2022
Minimum Viable Product ready, testing with Estonian Customs & postal company Omniva
2022

Team

Hannes Plinte

CEO, border control & business models, network of security agencies

Märt Mägi

CTO, management in tech, leading large hightech programs

Andi Hektor

Chair, detector tech, international R&D network

Siim Kiisler

Chairman of Supervisory Board
Sustainability expert, Former Minister of Environment and MP

Geoffrey Clelland

Sales Director, industry expert, World’s first person to detect narcotics using muon technology.

Madis Kiisk

R&D Lead, expert in nuclear physics and radiation safety

Work environment

We are working in a modern, safe environment that is driving results and making our team feel like we are really doing something great here.

If you like what you’ve been seeing so far – definitely you would like to know a little more about us. Reach out and make a contact with us. Don’t hesitate.