Increasing trustworthiness of ICT solutions by developing Functional ENcryption TEChnologies

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Alicia Cuadrado

01 January 2018

01 January 2021

EC funded project

FENTEC is a Research and Innovation Action whose mission is to make the functional encryption paradigm ready for a widerange of applications, integrating it in ICT technologies as naturally as classical encryption. The primary objective is the efficient and application-oriented development of functional encryption systems. with an adequate challenge of expressiveness-expressiveness-expressiveness-compensation.

FENTEC’s team of cryptographers, software and hardware experts and information technology industry partners will document functional encryption needs of specific applications and subsequently design, develop, implement and demonstrate the applied use of functional cryptography.

Objectives of the project:

  • Implement a unified cryptographic API of Functional Encryption system.
  • Validate and demonstrate FENTEC technologies and solutions
  • Design functional encryption systems with varying functional, security, hardware and software requirements.

Project’s mission is to develop new Functional Encryption (FE) as an efficient alternative to the all-or-nothing approach of traditional encryption. 

Use Cases:

  1. Privacy-preserving and auditable Digital Currency
  2. Data Collection and Local Decision Making
  3. Privacy-Preserving Statistical Analysis

FENTEC Project takes advantage of opportunities to collaborate closely with other Cybersecurity PPP Actions and exchange experiences on, for example, technical foundations to enhance security of complex systems and to balance functionality, security and efficiency, or to increase trustworthiness (less need for explicit trust).


Atos, Ecole Normale Superieure, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences (FUAS), KU Leuven, University of Helsinki (UH), XLAB, The University of Edinburgh (UEDIN) and National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

FENTEC Project of the Week 30 March - 3 April 2020


Vertical Category:


D7.1 Preliminary specification of FENTEC prototypes
D6.1. Functional Encryption Toolset API Design
D5.1 Security and Trust Models
D4.7. Annual Report on Quantum-Safe FUnctional Encryption Schemes Y2
D4.4. Annual Report on FE Schemes for richer functionalities Y1
D3.2 Legal requirement analysis report
D2.8 Annual Communication Activities Report Y1
D2.3 Annual Dissemination Report & Material Y1
D2.2. Dissemination Plan
D2.13 Project Advisory Board Workshop Report Y1
D2.11 Preliminary Standardisation Report
D2.1 Public Web Presence

White Papers

2019 papers published by FENTEC partners


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