The collaboration between IMQ S.p.A. and Blockchain Italia S.r.l. to guarantee the authenticity and inalterability of conformity certificates issued through the DEDIT.IO platform has been launched.

24 October 2019, Milan – Together towards excellence recites the payoff of IMQ, a leading Italian company in Europe in compliance verification. An objective that also well represents the meaning of the recent collaboration with Blockchain Italia S.r.l, an Italian company specialized in fintech and blockchain solutions. 

The aim is to make the certificates of conformity issued by IMQ invulnerable, traceable and unchangeable, offering immediate verifiability of the origin and veracity of the data contained. These objectives become even more important when, as in the case of IMQ certificates, the contents and information are relevant to consumer safety and are often used by the authorities responsible for market protection and large utilities in tenders to trace the actual characteristics of products.  

IMQ certificates will be notarized in a public blockchain where only IMQ will have the ability to create new certificates, using the benefits of the technology such as authentication, decentralization of information, a combination of trustless time stamps, transactions and cryptographic key pairs. 

“Structural knowledge of the protocols is not enough, to create value you have to deal with a counterpart that specializes in your field. We are happy to have created a solution that brings a real competitive advantage to all stakeholders,” said Pietro Azzara, CEO of Blockchain Italia Srl. 

“As a body committed to verifying the compliance of products, services, people and management systems with international regulations, we could not fail to take advantage of a technology that adds confidence to the certificates we issue,” commented Alessandro Ciusani Chief Information & Technology Officer of IMQ Group. “Not to mention that thanks to blockchain technology, we can now also offer our customers the advantage of a modern, simple, secure and immediate tool that can be used anywhere in the world to prove the quality of certified products.” 

The notarization of IMQ certificates on the blockchain is currently active for certificates issued by IMQ under the “IECEE CB” scheme and is related to the conformity of electrical products to international standards but will be applied to all other certifications in the future.

IMQ S.p.A. In the electrical world, IMQ is the most important Italian reality in the field of conformity assessment (certification, testing, audits, inspections). Strengthened by the authority gained in almost 70 years of experience, expertise and completeness of services offered, IMQ is in fact a reference point and partner of companies that have as their goal safety, quality, sustainability. 

Blockchain Italia S.r.l. is an Italian company specialized in fintech and blockchain solutions. Its mission is to optimize processes through digitalization and “disruptive innovation”, offering companies high specialization, tangible results, multiple solutions and services in a single point of access.