Horizon Prize - Online security - Seamless personal authentication H2020-ONLINESECURITYPRIZE-2017 Closed!


This Horizon 2020 Prize aims to stimulate further research and innovation within the European Union in online authentication. The contest has the ultimate goal of fostering the widespread adoption and access of services and products provided within the Digital Single Market of the European Union where cyber security, privacy and liability are the priorities. This prize also complements the activities of the Cybersecurity contractual Private Public Partnership (cPPP) 1 , which aims to develop Europe's strengths in cybersecurity and digital privacy.


 The proposed solution should fulfill the following minimum requirements:

  • Independently of technological choices (e.g. biometrics, PKIs, wearable computing devices, ear-electroencephalography signal readers, brain computing interfaces), relevant standards for design, development, implementation and testing need to be followed as much as possible as well as technology-related relevant standards (e.g. for biometrics: the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37, ISO-19795) whenever applicable.
  • Compliance with relevant EU legislation (e.g. eIDAS, NIS Directive, GDPR) should be demonstrated.

The prize will be awarded to the entry that in the opinion of the jury demonstrates a solution that best addresses the following nine cumulative criteria:

  • Significant contribution
  • Usability
  • Reliability
  • Security
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Applicability
  • Compatibility
  • Affordability
  • Openness

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 4,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 27 September 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Rules of contest (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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