The TNO SSI Lab is a cross-project initiative that develops and validates technologies and standards for self-sovereign identity (SSI). Businesses can use this very easily for negotiation and execution of (business) transactions with other organizations and individuals alike.
The purpose of the lab is to provide tooling and hands-on knowledge for governmental and business projects that aim to implement SSI technology to further rationalise and automate and rationalise decision processes.
What is SSI?
SSI (Self-sovereign identity) is a set of cybersecurity technologies that support the exchange and processing of personal information (passport, diploma, driver’s license, bank, insurance, chamber-of-commerce, ...) in a privacy-by-design manner.
It enables counterparties to obtain sufficient assurances to enter a transaction, whether it is a car rental, a webshop purchase, a mortgage, a new employment, or other.
For example, by sharing a diploma via SSI, the prospect employer can automatically verify the authenticity of the diploma and the graduate, without needing to inform and check with their university.
Latest in-depth articles
Read our latest articles for professionals to see what SSI technology we have developed and how we use SSI in our projects.
Digital identity wallets: a technical overview
The digital wallet overview, introduced in this blog, helps businesses, developers and end-users to decide which wallet to use for their business case.
The business side of SSI – what type of business model should I choose?
The technical maturity of SSI (Self-Sovereign Identity) is high enough to not be the main barrier anymore for adoption, but it's not enough to achieve large-scale usage. The business aspects around introducing digital credentials for SSI need to be clarified.
Effectively resolving semantic discussions for data sharing
The TNO Terminology Design methodology can help to find a effectively resolve in semantic discussions when developing interoperable solutions for data sharing.
What are those SSI standards?
It can be difficult for SSI adopters to figure out which standards in the context of SSI are relevant and how they relate to other standards. Our standardisation overview helps with this, by giving insight in the positioning of standards in the context of SSI.
Solving the effort of offering support for a great variety of wallets
Due to competing technological approaches, there is fragmentation within the SSI ecosystem. Read our solution to this problem: TNO EASSI.
FEDeRATED: project for digital co-operation in logistics
Find out more about FEDeRATED: an EU CEF project for digital cooperation in logistics comprising 15 partners in 6 EU member states
Self Sovereign Identity, a Paradigm Shift for organisations
How ready is the private sector to adopt digital trust? Reaping the benefits of Self Sovereign Identity requires a fundamental paradigm shift for your organisation.
Protecting Sensitive Parts of Credentials with Cryptographically Enforceable Policies
The Self-Sovereign Identity paradigm gives users control over their own data. This control does not mean that they should always be able to see that data.
The Myth Of Control in Self-Sovereign Identity
The term `Self-Sovereign Identity` (SSI) starts from the principle "Users should control their identity". Read how we distinguish reality from wishful thinking.
SSI and Guardianship - A New Credential Type (blog 1/3)
- Self-Sovereign Communication: emerging technologies for up to self-sovereign communication
- Verify the Verifiery: anti-coercion by design
- Self-sovereign identity: the good, the bad and the ugly
Oskar van DeventerFunctie:Senior Scientist
Oskar van Deventer is senior scientist in self-sovereign identity (SSI). He is also chair of the CEN-CENELEC Focus Group on Quantum Technologies (FGQT). Oskar has a PhD in optical networking. Oskar has taken leading roles in European collaborative projects, including HBB-Next and eSSIF-Lab. He has been an active contributor to a wide variety of international standards bodies (ITU, ETSI, ISO, MPEG, HbbTV, DVB, Hyperledger, W3C, Sovrin, OpenSSI, ToIP, DIF, …), often in an editor role. He is author of one book, more than 150 publications, over 80 patent applications, over 800 standardization contributions and he holds a Guinness world record.
Rieks JoostenFunctie:Senior Scientist
Rieks Joosten is a senior scientist in the fields of (human) semantics and data sharing. He currently focuses on conceptual modeling, qualified data exchange, Self-Sovereign Identity and Digital Product Passports. He is a member of the Data Ecosystems department.
Maaike van LeukenFunctie:Scientist / Innovator
Maaike van Leuken is a cryptographer at TNO. She graduated in computing science and cyber security from Radboud University in 2021. Her focus is on the intersection between computing science and cryptography. Amongst others she has been working on privacy-enhancing technologies and the implementation of cryptographic algorithms. In the area of self-sovereign identity, she is responsible for providing clarity in the zoo of international SSI-related standards.
Peter LangenkampFunctie:Medior Scientist Integrator
Peter Langenkamp is a researcher in the department of Applied Cryptography and Quantum Algorithms. His work focusses mainly on the topics of Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) and Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI). He is a main contributor to TNO EASSI, the SSI wallet gateway solution that tackles the problem of supporting a wide range of wallets with minimal effort.
Alexander van den Wall BakeFunctie:Business Consultant SSI
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