Project IDunion (2020 competition phase)
BMWi, Main Incubator GmbH, Bundesdruckerei GmbH, esatus AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, TU Berlin
January 21, 2021
With 5 consortial partners and 15 additional associate partners (in the 2020 competition phase), the ambitious IDunion (formerly known as SSI4DE) project is bringing Self Sovereign Identity to Germany with one goal in mind: Empowering the individuals to own and control their own digital identities. Funded by BMWi (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie), IDunion is creating the modern infrastructure for digital issuance of credentials from institutions and verifications of those credentials for service providers while giving the individuals the power to share which credentials they want to share with the service providers.
IDunion is covering a vast amount of industries and sectors. Banking, eGovernment and student services are only few of the many areas, which the large cross disciplinary, multi-corporational and multi-institutional IDunion team is working on. Privacy-by-design, powered by distributed ledger technologies and keeping interoperability in mind. IDunion is technologically equipping Germany for the digital era. Work on IDunion will continue from 2021 onwards as it was elected by the BMWi as one of the four identity projects for the implementation phase, starting in April.