What we are working on
Smart Energy Project
The future of energy is shared and we are here to build it. With the continuous decrease in cost of technologies which support renewable energies, specifically solar panels, there's been a rise in the number of micro producers. We believe everyone should be able to negotiate and sell the energy they produce in a secure, fast and flexible way to whoever is willing to pay for it. We are currently prototyping a platform that makes use of blockchain technology to manage data regarding generation, consumption and exchange of energy, both intra-grid and inter-grid. Our goal is to 1) give micro energy producers additional revenue streams which will help them finance their investment and 2) give everyday consumers access to greener and cheaper sources of energy.
Healthcare Data Privacy & Security Project
We believe the way sensitive data is shared and secured is about to change thanks to blockchain technology and we're working on it. Health care institutions gather and store sensitive information from patients with the goal of providing the best care. The medical history of a patient is essential to guarantee that the right diagnosis is achieved and help the clinical staff act in the shortest time possible. This information is highly sensitive and must be kept private for the responsible staff only. At the same time, the medical records should be accessible by any health care institution to ensure that a patient can be attended anywhere. To guarantee data availability, health care institutions rely on data repositories accessible through the internet. This exposes a threat since patient data can be accessed by unauthorized personnel. It is also extremely difficult to manage access to data using standard access control mechanisms due to the vast amount of users, groups and patients and the constant adjustment in privileges that must be done to maintain confidentiality.
Matos, D. R., Pardal, M. L., Adao, P., Silva, A. R., & Correia, M. (2018, April). Securing Electronic Health Records in the Cloud. In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Privacy by Design in Distributed Systems. ACM.
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