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Functional Encryption Technologies

Objective

Functional encryption (FE), has been recently been introduced as a new paradigm of encryption systems to overcome all-or-nothing limitations of classical encryption. In an FE system the decryptor deciphers a function over the message plaintext: such functional decryptability makes it feasible to process encrypted data (e.g. on the Internet) and obtain a partial view of the message plaintext. This extra flexibility over classical encryption is a powerful enabler for many emerging security technologies (i.e. controlled access, searching and computing on encrypted data, program obfuscation…).
FENTEC’s mission is to make the functional encryption paradigm ready for wide-range applications, integrating it in ICT technologies as naturally as classical encryption. The primary objective is the efficient and application-oriented development of functional encryption systems. FENTEC’s team of cryptographers, software and hardware experts and information technology industry partners that will document functional encryption needs of specific applications and subsequently design, develop, implement and demonstrate applied use of functional cryptography.
Ultimately, a functional encryption library for both SW and HW-oriented application will be documented and made public so that it may be used by European ICT entities. With it, the FENTEC team will build emerging security technologies that increase the trustworthiness of the European ICT services and products. Concretely, the FENTEC team will showcase the expressiveness and versatility of the functional encryption paradigm in 3 use cases:
• Privacy-preserving digital currency, enforcing flexible auditing models
• Anonymous data analytics enabling computation of statistics over encrypted data, protecting European Fundamental Rights of Data Protection and Privacy
• Key and content distribution with improved performance & efficiency as foundational technology for establishing secure communication among a vast amount of IOT devices.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

H2020-DS-LEIT-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ATOS SPAIN SA
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 739 375

Participants (8)

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE
France
EU contribution
€ 531 550
Address
45, Rue D'ulm
75230 Paris Cedex 05
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HOCHSCHULE FLENSBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 467 500
Address
Kanzleistrasse 91-93
24943 Flensburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 553 750
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 390 082,50
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NAGRAVISION SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 458 718,75
Address
Route De Geneve 22-24
1033 Cheseaux Sur Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 365 000
Address
Pot Za Brdom 100
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 329 352,50
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WALLIX
France
EU contribution
€ 387 812,50
Address
250 Rue Du Faubourg Saint-honore
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)