The Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation SPRIND has announced the participants of the SPRIND Funke “EUDI Wallet Prototypes.” For the first stage of this 13-month innovation competition, six teams were selected to develop prototypes for European Digital Identity (EUDI) wallets. With the EUDI wallet, citizens will be able to identify themselves digitally. In addition, they will be able to store, manage, and present their identity data and official documents in electronic form in these digital wallets.
The current eIDAS Regulation 2.0 regulates the basis for the increasing use of electronic means of identification and digital verification in Europe and defines the framework conditions necessary for this. Germany now needs a path toward eIDAS-compliant infrastructure. That is why the “Architecture and Consultation Process for EUDI Wallets” project was started. It aims to develop a concept for a personal digital wallet that citizens and organizations can use to securely identify themselves digitally in the future.
The Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation SPRIND is carrying out this project on behalf of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (BMI). To date, various architectural proposals have been developed for the implementation of EUDI wallets in Germany based on the existing infrastructure of the online ID function of the state-issued ID card.
f.l.t.r.: Christiane Fritsch, Luise Kranich, Thomas Lohninger, Uwe Kraus, Anja Lehmann, Peter Parycek, Brian Behlendorf, Torsten Loddersteddt, Ulrich Weinberg, Ariane Jäger f.l.t.r.: Christiane Fritsch, Luise Kranich, Thomas Lohninger, Uwe Kraus, Anja Lehmann, Peter Parychek, Brian Behlendorf, Torsten Loddersteddt, Ulrich Weinberg, Ariane Jäger
Sphereon Wallet for All Sphereon Wallet for All
Heidi: Humanzentrierte EID Infrastruktur Heidi: Humanzentrierte EID Infrastruktur
Animo Easy-PID Animo Easy-PID
eID client Wallet-Evolution eID client Wallet-Evolution
TICE Wallet TICE Wallet
eEWA – easy EUDI-Wallet App eEWA – easy EUDI-Wallet App

In the SPRIND Funke, six teams will now receive funding to implement and prototype their innovative ideas based on the architecture concepts for a wallet app. Each team will develop at least one wallet app for Android or iOS and make it available for testing together with the necessary background systems. In particular, the SPRIND innovation competition is intended to address critical challenges in designing an EUDI wallet for users in Germany.

The SPRIND Funke “EUDI Wallet Prototype” will last 13 months and have 3 stages. SPRIND will support six teams in stage 1, up to four teams in stage 2, and up to two teams in stage 3. In stage 1, the selected teams receive up to 300,000 EUR from SPRIND. For stage 2, the teams each receive up to 300,000 EUR. Up to 350,000 EUR per team are planned for funding in stage 3.

The decision on participation was made by a jury of experts following a presentation that took place in Leipzig on May 16, 2024. Stage 1 started immediately afterwards and lasts three months. Stage 2 begins in August 2024 and also lasts three months. Stage 3 begins in November 2024 and ends in May 2025.

In addition to the six teams that receive funding, a further five teams that are not receiving funding from SPRIND will take part in the first stage of this innovation competition. All teams benefit from the jury’s feedback, the discussions with the other teams, and the SPRIND network.

For more informationen about this SPRIND Funke “EUDI Wallet Prototype” and the participating teams.

SPRIND Challenges are innovation competitions that aim to generate solutions to the grand societal and technological challenges of our time. They create the vision of a better future and gather the scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs who can make that vision a reality. That's why Challenge Teams are funded quickly and without red tape, and immediately launch into a multi-stage competition. At the end of each stage, the teams' work is evaluated and only the best remain in the Challenge and receive further financial support to develop their idea.