Business Wire

Covid-19 Passport from iProov and Mvine Moves Into Trial Phase

Share

Mvine and iProov announce today their design for a simple, secure and widely recognized Covid-19 immunity and vaccination passport will now move into live testing. The Mvine-iProov passport enables a person’s test result or vaccination status to be registered and proved without disclosing their identity, and without the need for extensive new infrastructure.

With additional backing from Innovate UK, which initially funded the development of a successful working prototype, the Mvine-iProov passport will now be tested by Directors of Public Health within the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. Mvine and iProov aim to complete two trials by 31 March 2021, giving Directors of Public Health across the country the confidence to deploy the passport at scale to benefit their local areas.

Crucially, the Mvine-iProov passport can be plugged into the NHS’ existing infrastructure, enabling it to meet the specific needs of local Directors of Public Health and any overarching national requirements. This flexibility ensures that areas in different tiers or levels of vaccination rollout can set appropriate policies and enforce them with confidence.

The Mvine-iProov passport has been developed quickly and cost-efficiently, with a total £75,000 investment from Innovate UK following a call for ideas in April 2020. It is expected this investment in UK innovation will help businesses and employees return to work, and enable families and friends to reconnect, more quickly and more responsibly than would otherwise be possible.

Frank Joshi, Director at Mvine, said: “Without the need for an extensive new infrastructure, the Directors of Public Health will learn how our innovation is used to promote public health and protect citizen privacy. Unlike some other digital solutions for Covid-19, this technology reduces the burden on frontline services and cost-effectively assures a secure and safe way to enable the return to work, return to school and return to the kind of life that people want to lead.”

Andrew Bud, CEO at iProov, said: “Ensuring consumer trust, security and privacy is essential to the success of projects in this space. iProov enables all three. Our Genuine Presence Assurance technology secures the link between the citizen and Mvine’s test status solution in this project, which we think can make an important contribution to forming the national response to the COVID-19 crisis.”

ENDS

About iProov

Founded in 2012, iProov is the world leader in online facial biometric authentication, working with governments, banks and other enterprises to remotely verify customer identity. Used for onboarding and authentication, customers include the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the UK Home Office, the UK National Health Service (NHS), GovTech Singapore, Eurostar, Rabobank, ING, and others. iProov’s unique patented technology provides Genuine Presence Assurance, ensuring that an online customer is the right person, a real person, and authenticating right now. This protects against spoof attacks from photos, videos, masks and the emerging threat of deepfakes. iProov was recognized as the 5th fastest growing technology company in the UK in the Deloitte 2020 UK Technology Fast 50 and was also named a Gartner Cool Vendor 2020 in Identity Access Management & Fraud Detection. For more information, please see www.iproov.com

About Mvine

Mvine Limited is a British deep tech company delivering next generation platforms that power the digital economy. It is perhaps best known for its work in providing cyber-secure collaboration portals, in use in the financial services sector as virtual deal rooms and in other industries as procurement portals and as diversity/equality portals. The company has also pursued identity management and its technology is in use in the telecoms sector for federated authentication and in other industries for single sign on identity, authentication and authorization. www.mvine.com

About Innovate UK

Innovate UK drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas. We connect businesses to the partners, customers and investors that can help them turn ideas into commercially successful products and services and business growth. We fund business and research collaborations to accelerate innovation and drive business investment into R&D. Our support is available to businesses across all economic sectors, value chains and UK regions. Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation. For more information visit www.innovateuk.ukri.org

Fact Checking

The UK government announcement on 20 May 2020 to expand the funding envelope from £20 million to £40 million meant 800 funding awards could be made. The original announcement was made on 3 April 2020 by BEIS, Innovate UK and Amanda Solloway MP. The competition opened Friday 3 April 2020 and closed Friday 17 April 2020.

Contact information

Joseph Spear
joseph.spear@mvine.com

Sarah Merker
sarah.merker@iproov.com

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire



Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

SHINE, Phoenix merger focused on advancing fusion technology20.4.2021 20:00:00 CEST | Press release

SHINE Medical Technologies LLC and Phoenix LLC today announced that the companies have completed a merger under which Phoenix has become a wholly owned subsidiary of SHINE. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210420006038/en/ Greg Piefer, CEO of SHINE (left), talks with Evan Sengbusch, general manager of SHINE's Phoenix division, and Ross Radel, chief technology officer and chief operating officer of the Phoenix division, at the Phoenix headquarters and manufacturing center in Fitchburg, Wis., on April 16, 2021. (Photo: SHINE Medical Technologies) SHINE is a next-generation nuclear technology company focused on unlocking the power of fusion technologies to benefit the planet and humankind. The company’s goal is to deliver on the long-term promise of clean fusion energy by advancing fusion technology starting with the commercialization of medical isotopes. Phoenix designs and manufactures the world’s strongest stea

Hilton Releases 2020 ESG Report, Reinforcing Commitment to Positive Global Impact20.4.2021 17:49:00 CEST | Press release

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has released its 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which highlights the company’s continued commitment to redefining sustainable travel and driving positive impact on people and the planet. Through Hilton’s Travel with Purpose program, the company continues to take important steps to integrate positive social impact and environmental stewardship throughout its operations, communities and supply chain. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210420005911/en/ Hilton releases 2020 ESG report, reinforcing commitment to positive global impact. (Photo: Business Wire) “As we weathered this unpredictable year, Hilton has remained focused on our Team Members and the communities we serve around the world,” said Kristin Campbell, general counsel and chief ESG officer, Hilton. “We took a nimble approach during this difficult period to deliver meaningful support, while remaining focused on

Xsolla Unifies Skill-Based Gaming and Esports Platform, Monetization and Subscription Programs20.4.2021 16:30:00 CEST | Press release

Xsolla, the video game commerce company powered by its Transaction Engine and Business Engine to help developers and publishers market, sell, connect and optimize their games globally, has launched their new esports solution, enabling video game developers, publishers, and esports event producers to create engaging fan experiences with safe and secure payment processing, globally. The new program provides a straightforward, streamlined solution for the fastest growing entertainment segment worldwide. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210420005530/en/ Xsolla Unifies Skill-Based Gaming and Esports Platform, Monetization and Subscription Programs (Graphic: Business Wire) With Xsolla’s full suite of products, companies can work with esports properties or build their own esports platform with streamlined payments and subscriptions plans. With programs that scale from small local skill-based matchups to massive global

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians Approves UpToDate Clinical Decision Support for CPD20.4.2021 15:30:00 CEST | Press release

UpToDate, the clinical decision support tool from Wolters Kluwer, Health has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom as a continuing professional development (CPD) activity. The organization is a collaboration between the Royal College of Physicians of London, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. The colleges have more than 50,000 members among them worldwide. The approval of UpToDate comes following new guidelines introduced by the Federation that recognize the use of online resources with current medical content (e-libraries) as CPD. Earning CPD while caring for patients Members will now be able to earn and track credits eligible for continuing professional development while using UpToDate to research clinical questions at the point of care. CPD credits are earned from UpToDate by consulting information relevant to a specific clinical question, thus broadening clinical know

MSCI Calls on Capital to Lead the Net-Zero Revolution20.4.2021 15:21:00 CEST | Press release

Addressing climate change will require the largest reconstruction of the global economy since the Industrial Revolution, according to a report published today by MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. ‘The Role of Capital in the Net-Zero Revolution’highlights how capital markets participants must be a powerful and positive force to urgently drive the systemic transformation needed to avert climate catastrophe. This call to action identifies specific steps that companies as well as owners and managers of capital must take to drive the achievement of a net-zero economy by 2050. Analysis by MSCI of its All Country World Investable Markets Index (MSCI ACWI IMI) - a measure of approximately 9,000 publicly listed companies across 50 developed and emerging markets with a market value of over USD 70 trillion1 – revealed those companies annually emit an estimated 11.2 gigatons of carbon dioxide equivalent (

PPG Reports Increased Sales of Sustainably Advantaged Products, Continued Progress on Sustainability Goals20.4.2021 15:04:00 CEST | Press release

PPG (NYSE:PPG) today launched its 2020 Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s strong, continued progress against key environmental, social and governance (ESG) areas. The report is available at sustainability.ppg.com. “Our unwavering commitment to ‘protect and beautify the world’ guides our more than 46,000 employees to further advance our sustainability progress each day,” said Michael H. McGarry, PPG chairman and chief executive officer. “We continue to innovate, invest and develop sustainably advantaged products and processes that our customers and other stakeholders count on to create a more sustainable future. As highlighted in our latest Sustainability Report, we have made significant progress within our many ESG-related initiatives, and we continue to drive our ambitious targets forward.” Throughout last year, PPG improved the sustainability of its products, processes and operations, decreasing its overall global environmental footprint. Achievements included: 35% of

Tradeweb Joins Climate Bonds Initiative Partners Program20.4.2021 15:00:00 CEST | Press release

Tradeweb Markets Inc. (Nasdaq: TW), a leading, global operator of electronic marketplaces for rates, credit, equities and money markets, today announced it has joined the Climate Bonds Initiative’s Partners Program, a global movement seeking to mobilise bond markets for climate change solutions. Climate Bonds Initiative is an international, investor-focused not-for-profit organisation, promoting investment in projects and assets necessary for a rapid transition to a low carbon and climate resilient economy. The Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme is a labelling scheme for bonds, loans and other debt instruments. The rigorous scientific criteria ensure consistency with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. The Scheme is used globally by bond issuers, governments, investors and the financial markets to prioritize investments, which genuinely contribute to addressing climate change. The Climate Bonds Initiative has been tracking the green labelled market since 2009. By par

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom