The Authentication and Authorisation for Entrusted Unions (AU2EU) project is a two year EU funded research and development project that is investigating secure, trustworthy collaboration infrastructure allowing real-time information exchange and interaction for collaborating organisations, while preserving confidentiality and privacy. Total value of the project is € 8.4M (AUD11.84M).
The project brings together a strong consortium of leading industry and research organisations from Europe and Australia:
- Eindhoven University of Technology (Project lead)
- Philips Electronics the Netherlands B.V.
- Bicore Services B.V.
- NEC Europe LTD (lead, European Pilot demonstrator – Ambient Assisted Living/eHealth Collaborative System)
- IBM Research GMBH
- German Red Cross E.V.
- Thales Communications & Security SAS
- CSIRO (lead, Australian Pilot Demonstrator – a Biosecurity Incident Response Collaborative System)
- Macquarie University
- Edith Cowan University
The project aims at fostering the adoption of security and privacy-by-design technologies in European and global markets, particularly in enabling cryptographically strong eAuthentication and eAuthorisation technologies for cloud-based services.
Central to the AU2EU project is the implementation and demonstration, in a real-life environment an integrated eAuthentication and eAuthorisation framework. Two pilots will demonstrate the feasibility of our approach for two use cases: collaborative services to enable rapid, timely responses to bio-security incidents in Australia and collaborative services supporting eHealth and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) in Europe.