The Kantara Identity and Privacy Incubator (KIPI) is a Trust-oriented R&D program operated by Kantara Initiative with funding from partner Rutgers University, through its program, Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA). The projects were supported via awards provided by the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate.
The program comprised a series of applied research and advanced development pilots to improve identity management and privacy in real-world situations to deliver trusted services to citizens and customers, that in due course could potentially be commercialized. The three funded project performers were Exponent Inc., Lockstep Technologies and Gluu Inc.
- Please see KIPI case studies HERE, which includes ValidIDy (Lockstep) and Exponent’s Technical Guidance and Test Plan for mDL, released in March 2020.
- DHS S&T Cyber Security Technology Guide 2018 includes two of the funded projects, MDAV and NFC4PACS (see pages 21 and 22).
- Press Release on the 3 projects that were funded, May 2017 Multiple Projects Underway with Lockstep Technologies, Gluu Inc., and Exponent Inc., USA
Note 1: The program is currently fully subscribed. Check back regularly for RFP solicitations in areas of interest specified by the Program funder or Contact Us to be kept informed of any change in status.
Note 2: Kantara Initiative Europe the separate entity established in Tallinn Estonia but using Kantara’s brand and artifacts under license, is a consortium partner in European Commission H2020 program grant funding project NGI_Trust. For organizations with entities and located offices in Europe, proposals for grant funding can be directed through those for consideration, provided there is an EU-wide benefit. The NGI TRUST third and final open call is open until May 4th, 2020, please look at the Open Call pages to find out how you can participate.