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Lithuanian governmental organization is looking for a solution on how to supervise trust service providers in an innovative way

Country of Origin: Lithuania
Reference Number: TRLT20200730001
Publication Date: 31 July 2020

Summary

Lithuanian governmental organization supervises trust service providers established in Lithuania. Currently, the activities of trust service providers are monitored manually. The organization is seeking for the development of an automated tool which would successfully optimize the supervision of trust services. Potential cooperation types might be licence or technical cooperation agreement.

Description

Lithuanian governmental organization supervises trust service providers established in Lithuania. There are 4 trust service providers established in Lithuania and around 200 in the European Union. The purpose of Lithuanian governmental organization supervision is to ensure that service providers and services always meet the requirements of reliability and security. There are 9 types of services, the most popular of them is e. signature. These services are used to create / execute digital processes, they are subject to very high quality and security requirements.There are 4 trust service providers established in Lithuania and around 200 in the European Union. The use of trust services: 678 017 valid qualified electronic signature certificates issued by the Lithuanian providers (at the end of 2019) and 59 611 852 timestamps created during 2019.

Currently, the activities of trust service providers are monitored without the use of any automated tools (only through document checks / audits performed by RRT employees or upon client report about possible vulnerabilities and discrepancies). There may be a situation where changes or emerging vulnerabilities, that affect the security and reliability of trust services, will not be promptly recorded, which will affect the users of the services.

Lithuanian governmental organization wants to ensure that users always receive reliable and secure services by automating certain supervisory processes of trust service providers.

The possible type of partnerships between selected start-ups or growth companies may be for example licence agreement (buy a license) and technical cooperation agreement (need a technology to be developed).

IMPORTANT NOTE: This technology request is part of an innovation challenge and is published on an open innovation platform. The innovation challenge is focused on encouraging the creation and use of innovative solutions for the government. The application deadline is 23rd August. If a company/startup/innovator expresses interest in cooperation with this Lithuanian organization before closing date, it will be guided towards this open innovation platform where it can submit a proposal. The proposed solutions are presented at the Pitch Day, where all stakeholders gather in order to hear pitches proposed for the challenge. The best pitches are then selected after consultation with a panel of judges – experts that understand what will have the biggest impact. The selected teams proceed to the next phase of the innovation challenge – Accelerator process in which their ideas become prototypes and later products. If the solution is working properly, the governmental organization is ready to start the procurement processes.

Expertise sought

The solution should:
- Monitor the availability of trust services;
- Monitor the availability / changes of information and documents published on service providers' websites;
- Monitor information on identified / known vulnerabilities in the technological solutions used by service providers.

Requested partner

Lithuanian governmental organization is looking for start-ups and SMEs with ideas that fit the conditions of the desired solution outlined through this challenge.

The cooperation model may vary and might be for example licence agreement and technical cooperation agreement but the exact form of cooperation might be defined between the potential partners.

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