SunRISE wins PENTA Innovation Award 2022. SandGrain is proud to be one of its consortium members.

On November 25th Project SunRISE was presented with the PENTA Innovation Award for novel solutions to protect data privacy in machine learning environments during the EFECS2022 event.

Project leader, Leonard Püttjer from NXP Semiconductors, accepted the award on behalf of the consortium members comprised of a variety of companies and academia from Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

The PENTA SunRISE project was an extremely important project for SandGrain as it allowed us to develop and implement our first SandGrain chips and ID management & authentication systems in a strong European consortium.

We would hereby like to wholeheartedly congratulate all consortium members on this most important achievement. As a forward-looking company we believe that by winning this Innovation Award, the consortium members have proven several real benefits for today’s society; and drawn attention to a fast-paced developing market, which will help strengthen the overall EU position on valuable data protection, supporting the accelerating growth of the Internet-of-Things, and overall lifecycle management.

Based on these valuable learnings we are now starting the next phase with customer evaluations and pilots. We would like to thank all of our collaborators for this special opportunity.

Hans Kersting (Product Develop Manager): “SandGrain’s Authentication Platform consists of an easy-to-integrate hardware token that is managed in a cloud application. This cloud platform can interface with the user’s automation system (ERP) and ensure that system information is up to date at all times. This will significantly improve service levels and customer satisfaction.”

Jeroen Doumen (Chief Security Architect): “Our Authentication Platform is a robust and scalable solution for one of the main Internet-of-Things challenges: authentication of the many and widely dispersed end nodes. It utilizes a new system approach to security by combining simple, unique, hard-coded ICs that safeguard the nodes’ identities together with a centralized platform that manages these throughout their lifecycle.

Being a company focused on these main keynotes, SandGrain is in a unique position to be an excellent future partner for a wider variety of customers looking for a robust and easy-to-integrate solution in new and existing systems alike, whilst securely tackling the fast-growing challenges of the industry.

We believe that trusted authentication will play a crucial role in safeguarding the ever-more interconnected world of today and tomorrow.

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We have created a unique solution that can be applied universally to any connective device within the Internet-of-Things. It combines the best of both worlds: a secure cloud platform linked to a token physically attached to the device.


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