Dr. Dominik Engel, head of the Center for Secure Energy Informatics at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, joins the management board of sproof.
With the renowned IT-security and privacy expert Dominik Engel, sproof gets prominent support from its roots – the academic world. “As a spin-off from the Center for Secure Energy Informatics, we transfer state-of-the-art technology research to the economy. We are thrilled that with Dominik Engel a renowned research leader with experience across academia and industry is joining our management board and fostering our academic ties,” says Clemens Brunner, CEO of sproof.
a great example that shows how applied the research at the Center for Secure
Energy Informatics is. I am very happy to bring in my expertise into this
successful start-up and see our institution benefit from it as one of the
first,” Engel says. Since fall 2019 the FH Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, as one of the first universities
in Europe, signs and issues documents to students digitally via sproof.
Engel holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salzburg and a
venia docendi in Applied Informatics at the same university. Since 2010, the
author of numerous publications is lecturer and researcher at the Salzburg
University of Applied Sciences, where he also heads the Center for Secure
Energy Informatics. He was a researcher at the Universities of Bremen and
Salzburg and product manager at Sony DADC. His current research interests
include methods for enhancing privacy, security and end-user trust.
an Austrian-based startup company co-founded by Clemens Brunner, Fabian Knirsch
and Erich Höpoldseder. sproof is supported by the FH Salzburg University of
Applied Sciences Startup Center. sproof creates a revolutionary and new kind of
digital signature that allows you to issue your certificates digitally and
Starting in fall 2019, documents issued to students during their studies and after graduation are signed digitally by FH Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. These documents are absolutely forgery-proof due to the implementation of sproof.
Thanks to the innovative and decentralized digital signature
developed by sproof, graduates can prove at any time that the documents they possess
are original and were issued by the FH Salzburg.
By using the verification tool integrated into the website of the FH Salzburg, it is now easy to verify that documents have been issued by this institution. A potential employer can simply drag-and-drop the certificate into the FH website for checking the authenticity.
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A recent newspaper article about sproof highlights the demand for a decentralized secure digital document management. The newspaper published by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce further shows the importance of intensive cooperation between the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and starup companies, where sproof is a proud member of the FH Salzburg Startup Center.
Read the full article here (in German)
sproof is a proud member of the Startup Salzburg Factory 2019. Together with other selected startups and industry experts we develope our business.
Read the full article here (in German)
sproof is proud to announce that we are among the top 10 finalist projects at this year’s Sallinger S&B Award.
The award is dedicated to the promotion of groundbreaking projects
that enter the market following years of research. sproof’s approach for
digital and secure document management and the revolutionary
decentralized digital signature scheme is among the finalists.
We are invited to pitch the idea to experts from various fields on June 19, 2019 in Vienna, Austria.
Clemens Brunner was attending the Swiss Blockchain Winter School in
Interlaken. Together with researchers from the Security and Privacy Lab
of the University of Innsbruck he is attending keynotes and lectures on
innovative blockchain work by renowned academic researchers and
The Winter School aims to bring together
students, academic researchers, industry professionals, and government
employees for an in-depth exchange on the latest trends and
developments around cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and
The demand for digital document management solutions and
blockchain-based approaches such as sproof was reflected in the talks
and in follow-up discussions with representatives from academia and
sproof has been invited to present at the DigitalCity.Wien Blockchain
Initiative in Vienna, Austria. This initiative is organized by the city
of Vienna and is an opportunity to exchange ideas for blockchain
applications. sproof presented its solution for digital document
management and outlined the opportunities for sproof technology in
governmental and industrial applications. We thank the organizers for
this event and we are looking forward to fruitful cooperation.
DigitalCity.Wien meeting web page
The sproof team presented its solution for managing digital documents
at today’s Austriapro Blockchain Workshop in Vienna, Austria. This
workshop is hosted by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. The workshop is a
place to meet for researchers and industry leaders and for discussing
recent developments for managing digital documents on the blockchain. We
thank the audience for the extremely positive feedback after presenting
sproof. Furthermore, this has once again shown the demand for
decentralized, open and easy-to-integrate solutions.
Austriapro Workshop web page