Smartmatic, world leader in the automation of elections, and Cybernetica, the Estonian R&D lab that built the original Internet voting system used in Estonia, have created a first-of-a-kind Centre for Excellence to study and develop Internet voting on a global scale.
It’s called the Centre of Excellence for Internet Voting, and has been created as a multidisciplinary centre of research and development. Its goal will be to study and develop the process of voting over the Internet from all angles: social, political, organisational, procedural and technological.
The Centre of Excellence is participating in the subproject "Security in eGovernance" of the Software Technology and Applications Competence Centre (STACC) project No. EU48684.
The vision of the STACC is to become a leading R&D organisation where companies and public sector agencies can access expertise in (big) data analytics and codevelop visionary technology product. STACC’s main business is providing data analytics and data privacy protection services to help companies to bring high-quality services faster to the market.
The main objective of the Project is to turn STACC into a leading and economically independent R&D organisation where companies can access expertise in data analytics and codevelop visionary technology products.
Project period: 01.09.2015 – 31.12.2022
Funding: 25 312.5 EUR (co-funded: European Regional Development Fund)