In 2020, we had the opportunity to participate in the CERN-BIC Screening Week as the first students in Austria, together with students from FH St. Pölten, FH Krems and FHWN Wieselburg. CERN's aim is to give students an understanding of the technologies they have developed so that they can find new and innovative use cases for them. Because of our background in IT security, we decided to breathe new life into CERN's data analysis framework. Instead of revealing the secrets of the universe, we used the framework to bring more security and privacy into homes.
The CERN Screening Week in Geneva ended with our first pitch for our concept. From that idea and under a different name (Halberd), we developed our mature concept, APOCRAT.