Gemalto have announced that the MEDEA+ ONOM@TOPIC+ project has won the EUREKA Innovation finalist trophy. This pan-European award shows Gemalto’s innovation capacity applied to two domains: in providing citizens with secure interoperable eGovernment services, and in delivering advanced mobile solutions.

Leading a consortium of top-tier industrial players, Gemalto developed innovations that have led to real-life applications and tangible benefits for service providers and end users, in particular reference solutions for all major eID programs currently underway in the European Union, and advanced solutions to deploy mobile contactless applications.  International Standards support the success of the ONOM@TOPIC+ project.

“We live in a time of growing interconnectivity and rapid technological advancement,” commented Olivier Piou, Gemalto’s Chief Executive Officer. “This prestigious award is an endorsement of our capacity in bringing trust and convenience to the digital and wireless world. We are committed to innovation, with over € 100 million investment in R&D every year, drawing on the expertise of Gemalto’s 1500 digital scientists around the world. We’ll continue to serve our customers with pioneering solutions that make them stay one step ahead!”

Additional information on EUREKA

EUREKA is a pan-European initiative uniting 38 member countries with shared goal to support companies and research institutes in transnational R&D projects. This industry-led organization is aimed at promoting international, market-oriented research and innovation through the support they offer to small and medium-sized enterprises, large industry players, universities and research institutes. Through EUREKA, these organizations are introducing new products, processes and services to market.

About the Author Steve Atkins

As well as the head of the Krowne Communications GmbH, Steve Atkins is also the Program Director for the Silicon Trust and editor of the program's VAULT magazine – covering secure ICs, cyber security, contactless, NFC, mobile, blockchain and cloud-based technologies. He is currently based in Berlin, Germany.

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