INESC TEC project is one of the five finalists of the IN3+ Award

The IDINA project, Inclusive Non-Authoritative Digital Identity, is one of the finalists of the third edition of the IN3+ Award, an initiative that aims to support the development of new ideas, promoted by the Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office (INCM).

The IN3+ Award is the major accolades supporting innovation, research and development in Portugal, granting €1M to three ideas selected by a jury. The 2020 edition received 87 applications, and IDINA is part of the top five.

This project aims to develop a platform that could be implemented and used in countries that do not provide central state identification systems to all citizens. According to the United Nations, this aspect limits the access to key services and the exercise of full citizenship of more than one billion people worldwide. In order to overcome this barrier, “IDINA focuses on the development of mechanisms that allow representatives of trustworthy institutions, such as schools, healthcare institutions and local authorities, to certify the birth and other life events of citizens, such as vaccination and access to healthcare services, food aid or education path”, explained João Marco Silva, the INESC TEC researcher in charge of the proposal.

INESC TEC is represented by a group of researchers from the High-Assurance Software Laboratory (HASLab), namely, João Marco Silva, Vítor Fonte and António Sousa.

The three winners of the IN3+ Award will be announced at a ceremony, at a date yet to be determined.

The INESC TEC researchers mentioned in this news piece are associated with INESC TEC and UMinho.

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