FRom an idea TO the Callfortrust platform


We quickly accept all kinds of cookies and statements to get started quickly with the function of a particular App or IoT device. Although there are all kinds of authorities warning about cybercrime and every country has drawn up privacy rules, we are actually doing too little with that. But that is not easy either. It seems impossible to investigate whether all Apps on your phone and all Internet of Things devices in your home or office are safe and reliable.

Below we give a view of the development of the idea to where we are now.

November 25 2020
Our application for funding through the Horizon 2020 EIC program has unfortunately been rejected.

November 12 2020
Ten Students of Fontys Uuiversity of applied scence department Trend Research & Concept creation in Lifestyle started a research in citizen knowledge and engagement for becoming a member of the community of Online Trustability.

October 6, 2020
We submitted a proposal to receive a grant from the Horizon 2020 EIC-pilot program.

October 1, 2020
Frank Bogaard joined our team of information technology engineers.

September 30, 2020
We submitted our idea of CALLFORTRUST for the Dutch Privacy Award 2021, the NGITrust Fund,  and for the Brouwers Confidence Fund.

September 24, 2020
Today we received a voucher of € 2500 from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. The company Heptasquare will support the internationalization of the CALLFORTRUST platform.

September 23, 2020
Today we received a letter of support from the Eu project CAP-A.

September 21, 2020
Our Instagram account is online.

September 16, 2020
PhD Aldo de Moor will strengthen our team. Aldo has extensive scientific experience in community engagement and building.

September 14, 2020
We start posting with tweets with our @CALLFORTRUST account.

September 10, 2020
The LinkedIn organisation page is ready.

September 1, 2020
We have changed the name of our ambitious idea into CALLFORTRUST and registered the domain names .online. eu . com and .org. We also registered the Twitter account @CALLFORTRUST.

August 21, 2020
We held a long brainstorming session on trustability. The question was who actually determines what trustability is. So far, the questionnaire has focused on compliance with rules (GDPR), but it actually has to satisfy the users. We agree that this is our basic principle that citizens determine what trustability is. The consequence is that we have to take action on this.

July 24, 2020
Zia designed a nice drawboard explanation video.

July 21, 2020
Module installed to be able to donate online. We need money to improve and disseminate our platform.

July 12, 2020
Peter Novitzky will strengthen our team with his knowledge of the application of philosophy and ethics in the technological world.

July 2, 2020
The website is now officially online and thirty people have been asked for their opinion.

June 17, 2020
The questionnaires are stored in the I depot to protect copyrights after consultation with a lawyer. Our first Online Trustability Index is ready!

June 2020
The English questionnaire is being built into the website.

June 2020
Via a voucher from the SIDN fund, we receive guidance in branding the idea from the company Generous Minds. The session provides a good idea of ​​how we should put in the market.

May 2020
Via Fiverr we received a logo and icons made. We determine a reliable green color.

May 2020
The websites is online and the first Dutch questionnaire is being built with the help of the company Defacto.

April 2020
Four Tilburg University students are available 2 days a week this month to participate in the survey. This in the context of Tilt Clinic (TILT = Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society).

March 5, 2020
Official kick-off of the work package in which we will develop the survey. The initial questionnaire is being developed with us by an AVANS working student Joëlle van der Laan, who has also been added to the project. The questionnaire will ultimately extensively question App developers and makers of IoT equipment, resulting in a transparent ranking in the areas of privacy, data processing, technology, ethics, integrity and functionality.

February 26, 2020
Domain name registered.

February 2020
In conversation with Tilburg University, we would like to qualify for a so-called Tilt Clinic (TILT = Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society). Tilburg University also believes in our idea and from a dozen applicants we select 4 international students who will contribute to deepening our questionnaire in April.

February 5, 2020
Received official grant letter from SIDNfonds.

January 2020
The application to the SIDN Fund for the pioneer subsidy of € 10,000 is awarded.
We are going to build a concept of a website and a survey that provides information about the reliability of Dutch Apps that are used to report incidents.

December 20, 2019
The Dutch domain name registered.

December 2019
Together with AVANS university of applied sciences, we write a pitch for a pioneer subsidy from the SIDNfonds. This fund supports innovative internet projects that contribute to a stronger and safer internet.

July 2019
Ben Kokkeler tipped Jan to submit an application for a pioneer subsidy to the SIDN fund.

May 2019
Ben Kokkeler (teacher of Applied Sciences at Avans Hogeschool) is enthusiastic about the idea and together we are looking for possible sources of subsidy. We are working out a plan for an SBIR scheme. Unfortunately we will be rejected in July 2019.

April 2019
The idea for a comparison site was born and Jan approached Tom Pijnenburg to develop it together with him. As a web developer and host provider, Tom is convinced of the need to work with reliable Apps and software. Tom and Jan get to work together.

March 2019
After a negative experience with a developer (who used the name of Jan without permission for a positive assessment), Jan came up with the idea for a benchmark for the reliability of Apps and IOT equipment.

October 2010
Jan Otten wins the Social Innovation Award with his SafeCity App. An App that allowed users to stream images of unsafe situations to help agencies. The App was ahead of its time but ran into the limitations of the then 3G networks and was therefore not continued. Jan continued to support App developers from his expertise.