Danube Tech

Danube Tech is a pioneer in decentralised identity technologies and has leadership roles in multiple relevent organisations such as the W3C DID Working Group, or the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF). We build open-source libraries as well as commercial products around Decentralised Identifiers (DIDs) as Verifiable Credentials (VCs), and we work with customers and projects around the world such as the US Department of Homeland Security and the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure (EBSI). We are especially interested in the underlying technical protocols and in interoperability between different ecosystems.


CEO: Mr Markus Sabadello

Data Competence Center for Cities and Regions

DKSR, the Data Competence Center for Cities and Regions, supports all cities and regions in the data-based development of sustainably smart municipalities. As a joint spin-off company of Telekom, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, [ui!] GmbH, and axxessio GmbH, we bring competence and advice on the subject of strategic urban data usage to all areas. We want to enable municipalities and municipal companies to face their current challenges by using digital solutions while guaranteeing their data sovereignty and safety. With our open-source data platform and our network, we create comprehensive scalability and synergy effects for all our partners


CEO: Dr-Ing Alanus Von Radecki

Proud Engineers

Proud Engineers is a leading multi-disciplinary development consulting company with a staff of seasoned professionals. The lead experts have more than 8 years of experience in supporting digital transformation reforms by the government and assisting modernisation in private sector. Proud Engineers headquarters are located in Estonia, the company is working globally with successfully implemented projects by individual contracts and within consortia. The team is currently carrying the role of work package leader in several Horizon Europe projects, working with pool of experts on international scale and coordinating the tasks throughout project cycle.

In its business portfolio, an equal share is commissioned by private sector and government entities, alongside with projects supported by international development and finance institutions, such as the World Bank, UNDP, International Red Cross and the European Commission.


CEO: Mrs Laura Kask


SonicBee is the Identity and Access management (IAM) company providing innovative and cutting-edge advisory services to make businesses faster, smarter and more secure. We ensure that everything and everyone within your environment can access information in a safe, compliant and smart way. The experts of SonicBee are involved in various industry associations and contribute to local and global developments related to digital identity management and digital access management. We believe that sharing knowledge and experience will benefit society as a whole, for our secure identities, secure access and improved cyber security. 


Principal Consultan: Mr Henk Marsman

University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is one of the leading research universities in the world, ranked 62nd in the 2019-2020 World University Ranking by Times Higher Education (THE), and 64th in the 2019/20 QS World University Rankings. It is the largest university in the Netherlands, and core member of the League of EU Research Universities. It has longstanding experience with EU-funded projects, including training networks.


Assistant Professor: Dr Federica Russo

University of Torino

The University of Torino is one of the largest Italian Universities, with 27 Departments encompassing all scientific disciplines. The Department of Computer Science deals topics such as Content Centred Communities, Intelligent Semantic Technologies for Human Artificial Agents Collaboration, Knowledge Representation, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Smart Interactive Objects and Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Social Computing. The Social Computing works on Civic Blockchain technologies and Civic Social Networks, developed and tested in innovation projects at the EU level (WeGovNow!, Co-city, CO3, NLAB4CIT) and regional level (Tech4Milk, PININ). The Department contributes to maintaining the Turin’s High-Performance Centre for Artificial Intelligence HPC4AI.


Professor: Prof Guido Boella

Researcher: Dr Cristina Viano offers open source identity, NFT and wallet infrastructure used by thousands of developers and businesses across industries.


Founder: Dominik Beron