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Homomorphic Encryption Applications and Technology

Objective

Homomorphic cryptography offers the tantalizing goal of being able to process sensitive information in encrypted form, without needing to compromise on the privacy and security of the citizens and organizations that provide the input data.

The HEAT proposal brings together Europe's leading researchers on homomorphic cryptography (KU LEUVEN, UNIVBRIS and UL), with the leading expertise on lattice based cryptanalysis (UPMC), and three industrial partners with existing interests in the field (CRX, NXP and Thales UK). The goal of HEAT is to produce a step change in the efficiency and applicability of this technology. The proposal leverages existing ground breaking research in Europe, and links this with three industrially contributed case studies as a way of grounding the research in practical issues.

The case studies proposed by the industrial partners consist of smart grid, statistical analysis to automate the detection of organized crime and shared satellite infrastructure applications.

The project will focus on Somewhat Homomorphic Encryption (SHE). Not only is this a stepping stone on the way to Fully Homomorphic Encryption, the partners also believe that SHE is a useful cryptographic tool in its own right. We aim to demonstrate this applicability via our three case studies.

Motivated by the three case studies the project will examine new design and implementation techniques for homomorphic cryptography, as well as a thorough security analysis. The security analysis is likely to have wider applicability due to the linkage with post-quantum cryptographic systems based on lattices. The proposed outputs of HEAT are an open source software library to support applications that wish to use homomorphic cryptography. The results of the HEAT project will be highly beneficial to European industry and academic research since they allow for using homomorphic cryptography to be used by a much wider variety of end developers.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2014-1

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 866 542,50
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 559 313,75
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bristol, City of
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 593 400,00
Address
2 Avenue De L'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette

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Region
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 459 943,75
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

fondation partenariale UPMC
France
Net EU contribution
€ 132 868,75
Address
4 Place Jussieu
75005 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
CRYPTOEXPERTS SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 643 375,00
Address
Boulevard Des Capucines 41
75002 Paris

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS BELGIUM NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 608 545,00
Address
Interleuvenlaan 80
3001 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
THALES UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 301 737,50
Address
350 Longwater Avenue, Green Park
RG2 6GF Reading

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00