About the project

What is ID-Ideal?

The average modern person has around 70 digital identities. Managing these many digital identities and maintaining control and security over their own data linked to these identities is impossible for most people according to the current state of technology.

The charm of the idea of replacing these many IDs with a single secure digital ID is offset by the following three challenges:
the technological feasibility of a secure, trustworthy and data protection-compliant solution
- the intuitive usability of this solution by users without special technical understanding
- Incentivizing ID holders and interaction partners to adopt and use such a solution.

The ID-Ideal showcase project will address these challenges, but will focus on the management of secure digital identities by the respective identity holder. Technological solutions will be developed and demonstrated that enable the holder of a digital identity to once again become the master of his or her own data.


In order to achieve the widest possible dissemination of ID technologies, ID-Ideal implements application scenarios across the entire spectrum of social life. Use cases can be found in the municipal environment, public administration, daycare centers, as well as in private-sector companies, in gastronomy and retail. In addition, processes using ID technologies are also being tested in the energy sector, the areas of networked mobility, campuses and Industry 4.0.


Various use cases are being tested in the cities of Leipzig and Dresden. These include digitizing the process of moving within as well as moving into the city. This means that a personal presentation at the citizens' office for a Re-registration process with a verified digital identity will no longer be necessary. But not only the re-registration, also the digital application and the issuance of digital documents and authorizations, such as ID cards, Market stand registration, Library card, Dresden passport or Leipzig App, are to be made accessible in an ID ideal-compatible manner. The existing eID functions of the ID card and eIDAS compliance will be integrated. In addition, integration in citizen participation processes, e.g. participation portal and citizen's decision is being tested, with the use of the Free State of Saxony's citizen participation portal to enable citizen participation via the ID ecosystem in other municipalities as well. Furthermore grant applications in fully electronic form included digital verification of the information provided by the applicant are offered.


In the city of Mittweida, user-friendly, trustworthy ID use cases in municipal facilities such as. outdoor pool, school and kindergarten identified and tested. In particular, the use of a secure ID can contribute to communication between parents and daycare centers. The integration of biometric features in authentication processes enables simple and uncomplicated access to premises, such as the swimming pool in Mittweida. In addition, payment at vending machines can be made using ID technology without the need for additional devices.


In Dresden, there are already cooperations between the local public transport companies (DVB) with teilAuto for carsharing and Nextbike for bikesharing. Rail, bus, carsharing and bikesharing are physically integrated into the urban space in Dresden: Babucabi. Integration is now to be established via the ID ecosystem at the level of user-service provider interaction and a common registration and booking platform arise. The extension by E-ticketing enables joint billing between the partners involved. In addition, the integration of the use of E-charging stations via the partner SachsenEnergie into the ID system to connect to the energy scenario. The digital coupling of the mobility service providers is intended to simplify the use of the offers and ultimately attract more customers.


In the retail scenario, digital coupons for retailers as well as restaurateurs in the showcase region are implemented in the form of customer cards, stamp cards, loyalty cards and customer-specific offers using ID technology. Here, too, the focus is on the customers. The aim is to involve customers transparently and fairly in the business with their data. In addition, the provision of trustworthy data on products from the manufacturer to the end consumer is to be retrievable in the form of transparent product certificates.

Industry 4.0

In the Industry 4.0 scenario, the rental processes for machines such as industrial trucks are simplified using the new ID technology for both the hirers of the machines and their lessors. In the course of this, new cooperative business models are being tested. For example, in industrial parks and exhibition centers, machines are to be made available for flexible use by different tenants.


Das Arbeitspaket „Energie“ nutzt selbstsouveräne Unternehmens-, Maschinen- und Personenidentitäten für hochauflösende Herkunftszertifikate für Strom. Entlang der Lieferkette werden diese zunächst beim Stromerzeuger erstellt und dann über die verschiedenen Akteure im Strommarkt bis an die Endverbraucher*innen weitergeleitet. Im Rahmen einer prototypischen Implementierung werden die CO2-Emissionen beim Laden eines E-Autos bestimmt. Die Implementierung erfolgt auf Basis der bereits im bisherigen Projektverlauf konzeptionierten Ende-zu-Ende Architektur, die verifizierbare CO2-Nachweise für Endverbraucher*innen als Grundlage für innovative Geschäftsmodelle und Nachhaltigkeitskonzepte ermöglicht.


Im Rahmen des Campus-Szenarios werden mithilfe von selbstverwalteten digitalen Identitäten Systemanmeldungen, Schließfachbuchung und -bedienung and Bewerbungen für Studierende und Mitarbeitende vereinfacht. Außerdem soll die Anerkennung von Zeugnissen and Leistungsnachweisen im europäischen Bildungsraum mithilfe von digitalen Prüfprozessen gefördert werden.

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