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Horizon Prize will award the most innovative user authentication solutions, with a total budget of 4M EUR

Closing date for submissions is 27 September 2018

  • September 18, 2018 09:30
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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Source: European Commission

In the era of Internet of Things (IoT), people (of all ages, physical capabilities and educational backgrounds) and their smart objects often need to authenticate, i.e prove their relationships, identities and privileges. The current technologies and processes to authenticate are complex, bringing burden to people who want to build a trusted chain with their smart objects in order to interact with the IoT ecosystems and use digital services holistically. The authentication process has to be simple, secure and privacy-friendly for people and their smart objects to prove their identity, relationship and privileges.

This Horizon Prize aims to award the best and most innovative user authentication solutions, with a total budget of 4 million euros, offering 3 awards:

  • 2 800 000 EUR for the winner(s)
  • 700 000 EUR for the 1st runner-up
  • 500 000 EUR for the 2nd runner-up

The winning solutions will be innovative methods that will enable everyone and their smart objects to seamlessly authenticate themselves across a wide range of applications and devices in IoT and cloud ecosystems. The solutions should be easy to use, reliable, robust against cyber-attacks, privacy-friendly, compatible with widely used technologies and affordable. Closing date for submissions is 27 September 2018 at 17:00:00 CEST.

Source: European Commission



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