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Canadian Laboratory for Digital Identity Receives Several Public and Private Grants

The Digital Identity Laboratory of Canada, headquartered in Gatineau, is approaching its initial funding objective of $ 1M.

Thanks to recent grants from the City of Gatineau, the Government of Quebec, Converge Technology Solutions, Equitable Bank and Sagard Holdings, the Laboratory will accelerate the adoption of user-centered digital identity solutions by promoting technical compliance and interoperability.

“We thank the many organizations that responded to our call from the start,” said Pierre Roberge, founder and CEO. We also want to recognize the thought leadership shown by the first users of our services, including SecureKey Technologies, TreeFort, ExactData, Identos, Northern Block, Notarius and Prodigy Labs. To other organizations with similar fields of interest, identify yourself! We look forward to working with you to accelerate and increase the adoption of user-centric digital identity solutions for all Canadians. ”

As part of its mandate as a center of excellence in cybersecurity, In-Sec-M provided support and start-up funding to the laboratory. “The services provided by the laboratory will promote the influence and positioning at the national and international levels of Canadian expertise in digital identity,” said Antoine Normand, president of the board of directors of In-Sec-M.

SecureKey Technologies is part of the lab’s first group of test bench sponsors: “Interoperability, user-centric solutions and collaboration are essential to the success of any digital identity solution. We are proud to work with the laboratory to extend the interoperability of with international standards. SecureKey is delighted to support the laboratory in creating a better digital future for Canadian citizens, “said Greg Wolfond, founder and CEO of SecureKey.

About Canada’s Digital Identity Laboratory

An independent, not-for-profit entity, the laboratory is the first independent and neutral Canadian organization to promote compliance and interoperability of digital identification solutions in the public and private sectors, thus filling an important gap in the growth of the ecosystem. Canadian digital. The laboratory is not an incubator and does not develop or sell digital identity solutions. The laboratory, whose head office is in Gatineau, was created in February 2020 with the support of the Digital Identification and Authentication Council of Canada  and In-Sec- M.