The work packages (WP) and related tasks (T) are organized as follows:

WP1 – FinTech requirements and technical specifications
T1.1 Analysis of existing technologies for PUF production
T1.2 Definition of reliability and security requirements in FinTech applications
T1.3 Definition of the technical specifications of an authentication system for ‘smart’ devices via PUF
WP2 – Design of physically non-cloneable functions
T2.1 Design of physically unclonable optical functions based on thin films
T2.2 Design of physically non-cloneable functions based on the optical sensor of the camera
T2.3 Innovative hybrid solutions for physically non-cloneable functions
WP3 – Design of an authentication system based on hybrid PUF technologies
T3.1 Integration of physically non-clonable functions in mobile radio hardware
T3.2 Design of authentication systems via mobile radio for FinTech applications
T3.3 Assessment of vulnerability to attacks
WP4 – Experimental testing of the authentication system
T4.1 Definition of the experimental set-up
T4.2 Implementation of dedicated authentication algorithms
T4.3 Experimental validation
T4.4 Verification of compatibility with current standards
WP5 – Dissemination and transfer
T5.1 Dissemination and technology transfer activities
T5.2 Website and dissemination
WP6 – Coordination


The activity of the AUTENTICO project is focused on the achievement of 4 milestones (MS) which are strategic and functional for the correct and effective development of the project itself. These milestones are listed below:

  • MS1 (M4): Definition of functional technical specifications for the creation of an authentication system based on the integration of non-clonable physical functions of different types.
  • MS2 (M12): Implementation of non-integrated PUF-based technological solutions and initial release of the prototype hybrid safety system.
  • MS3 (M20): Realization of the advanced version of the PUF-based prototype hybrid safety system.
  • MS4 (M24): Completion of technology transfer activity.