RoadMap 2017

  • By Apr 25th 2017, we’ll submit a Trustless-based proposal to
    ICT-11-2017: Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation

    • Max Budget: 1-2M (IA) or o.2-0.8 (CSA)
    • Fit with Trustless Computing Initiative partners, platform or standards:
      • Specific Challenge: Today Europe fails to capitalise fully on participatory innovation; more models and blueprints are needed to lead to new ways to produce collective intelligence in key sustainability areas, leveraging on open data, knowledge networks, open hardware and Internet of things”
      • “Emerging ethics of digital innovation, such as social entrepreneurship, direct democracy, privacy preservation and digital rights.”
  • By 25 Apr 2017, submit a Trustless-based proposal to
    ICT-27-2017: System abilities, SME & benchmarking actions, safety certification

    • Max Budget
      • 6-11M€ (Safety-related certification proposals);
      • 5-7M€ for PCP (Pre procurement proposal)
    • Fit with Trustless Computing Initiative partners, platform or standards:
      • “…decisional autonomy; increasing dependability levels to the level of graceful degradation; systems that are able to self-verify correct behaviour in safety critical tasks.”
      • “Development of testing protocols for shared space cooperative and collaborative systems leading to viable safety certification standards. Proposals must cover a range of domains and applications where safety certification is a market barrier.”
      • “The expected impacts for the Innovation Actions on safety certification are:
        • Broad acceptance of testing protocols and validation processes for a wide range of shared space applications
        • New validation processes on which deployment regulations and standards can be based.”
      • “The expected impacts for the PCP are:
        • Proof-of-concept and validation of robotics technology in the smart city context, to encourage procurement by smart city stakeholders of robotics technology for the benefit of citizens in everyday civic applications.
        • New market opportunities for robotics technology suppliers to the smart city sector.
        •  Inroads into the defragmentation of the market and potential elaboration of standards for public procurement in this domain.”
  • By 24 Aug 2017, submit a Trustless-based proposal to
    DS-08-2017: Privacy, Data Protection, Digital Identities

    • Max Budget: 2-3 M€
    • Total Budget: 18M€
    • TypeIA
    • Due: 24 Aug 2017
    • Fit with Trustless Computing Initiative partners, platform or standards:
      • “With a view to reducing identity fraud while protecting the privacy of citizens, proposals should develop innovative, secure and privacy enhancing digital identity platforms beyond national eID systems.”
      • “Proposals have to address the specific needs of the end-user, private and public security end users alike. Proposals are encouraged to include public security end-users and/or private end users.”
      • “Expected Impact
        • Support for Fundamental Rights in Digital Society.
        • Increased Trust and Confidence in the Digital Single Market
        • Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens”
        • Increase in the use of privacy-by-design principles in ICT systems and services”
  • By 24 Aug 2017,  submit a Trustless-based proposal to SEC-13–BES–2017: Next generation of information systems to support EU external policies
    • Type of Action: Pre-Commercial Procurement. “The funding rate for Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) actions is limited to 90% of the total eligible costs (PCP is procurement of R&D services) to leverage co-financing from the procurers.”
    • TRL: 8
    • Due: 24 Aug 2017
    • Max Budget10M€ (indicative)
    • Fit with Trustless Computing Initiative partners, platform or standards:
      • Excerpts:
        • Specific Challenge: The broad range and the complexity of Common Security and Defence Policy civilians’ missions make the management of information and of resources critical to decision-making, planning, optimizing for pre-deployment, and deploying capabilities within such missions, and essential to increase the efficiency, visibility and impact of the missions. The processes, procedures, information systems, and equipment currently committed to such missions by the Member States need to be brought together and coordinated to constitute a common interoperable platform to enhance the EU capacity to play its role.”
        • Whereas activities will have an exclusive focus on civil applications, coordination with the activities of the European Defence Agency (EDA) may be considered with possible synergies being established with projects funded by the EDA programmes. “
      • We have partnerships with Italian OCSI/ISCOM and Austria A-SIT that represent their countries in SO-GIS (EU org that set requirement for device able to manage state and EU secret data) and could be our pre-procurement public institutions. Rome and Barcelona municipalities may also be interest in doing so, as they showed written interest in trustless concept for critical IT uses for internal and external e-government communications. 

Recent News for 2016

  • On April 12th, we submitted two TRUSTLESS-based R&D proposals to H2020 DS-01 RIA (4.8M€) and CSA (1M€) with an amazing set of partners and advisors. The 109-pages PDF proposal to the RIA, included in the link above, describes the state-of-the-art of our proposal with the finest technical, business planning and societal impact details.
  • Between July 10-20th, TRUSTLESS spin off startup has been selected to attend a prestigious yearly acceleration program at the Berlin-based Hardware.co.
  • During July, initiated fundraising of 1.7-3M€ from friend & family funding, and initial angel investor contacts, for our planned TRUSTLESS spin off startup.
  • On July 21st, the 1st Free and Safe in Cyberspace – US Edition 2016 was held in New York, USA, with great speakers, to widen consensus over Trustless approach to highest-assurance IT for consumers and critical societal uses.
  • On July 28th, we received the results of our April 2016 TRUSTLESS submittals to DS-01-2016:
    • Our CSA proposal to DS-01-2016 has “been ranked” which means that it may have a 25% chance of getting accepted if new funds are allocated or higher-ranked proposals do not go ahead.
    • Our RIA proposal has been rejected. We are very disappointed of this rejection and rating, which we think were undeserved. It is clear that Trustless should pursue other funding sources, especially early-stage venture funding, but also some pre-procurement opportunities, for which we have some interest in some EU municipalities for e-government services.
  • On August 30th, because of intense competition, we have decided to “repurpose” a TRUSTLESS-based 2M€ proposal to H2020 DS-05 CSA Strand 1, “EU Cooperation and International Dialogues in Cybersecurity and Privacy Research and Innovation”, due by August 2016 and coordinated together with RelationalFS to a future H2020 ICT-04-2017 CSA, due in November 2016. The DS-05-2016 proposal we had been drafting confirmed participation of Thales Netherland, IBM Ireland, European DIGITAL SME Alliance (the largest industry association of IT SME clusters in EU), AISEC Fraunhofer, Norvegian Computing Centre; and leading EU IT clusters, like CONETIC, CLUJ IT, BASSCOM; and written extensive interest, conf calls and ongoing evaluation by the Municipalities of Rome and Barcelona, and leading EU IT clusters like EURECAT and LSEC.
    During September-October 2016, we’ll pursue non-H2020 funding for the Trustless Computing Initiative. In particular, we’ll pursue smart private equity funding for TRUSTLESS.AI  spin-off startup in New York, San Francisco and EU capitals, following our participation to the Berlin-based 2016 Hardware.co Startup Acceleration Program, and initial meetings with early-stage ventures in Berlin and New York. Since October 2016 we’ve moved to Menlo Park, California and we are successfully closing our angel round.

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