About us

The Identity innovation award is organized by IDnext and equensWordline.


The main mission of the IDnext platform is to create an open and independent platform to support and facilitate innovative approaches in the world of Digital identity, create awareness about Digital Identity, provide a knowledge and networking platform for experts in IT, Business and Marketeers as a European centre of expertise, and to ensure that everyone connected with the association stays at the forefront of technology, services and business by supporting innovation and by stimulating and supporting knowledge exchange and collaboration.

The IDnext plaform provides a single point of entry for (leading) IT and Business professionals throughout Europe. The IDnext association can be your starting point to connect, collaborate and find specific information related to Digital Identity and acts a community.

IDnext sows, promotes, incites and shares.


As Europe’s leading payment service provider, equensWorldline combines long-standing proven expertise in traditional mass payment systems (issuing, acquiring, intra- and interbank payment processing) and innovative e-commerce and mobile payment solutions. We provide Europe’s most extensive end-to-end service portfolio both for payments and card transactions and offer cross-border availability of value-added services for banks, financial institutions and corporates.

Our company was created by a merger between Worldline’s Financial Processing & Software Licensing activities in France, Benelux and Germany and Equens, both prominent experts in the cards and payments industry. Building on more than 50 years of experience and proven track records, we can ensure that you are entrusting your payment services into knowledgeable hands.

We invest extensively in the industrialization of our platforms to support excellent operation of critical payment infrastructures. We also invest in new and innovative solutions, such as instant payment initiatives, contactless and m-payment solutions for banks (e.g. wallets and card analytics) and digital identity services. Undertaking ambitious R&D activities, we accelerate your time-to-market and digital transformation, allowing you to cater for the shifting needs and increasing demands of your customers.

Our unparalleled European footprint allows us to achieve economies of scale and benefit from synergies, making us a cost-efficient and competitive business partner for seamless, secure and efficient payment solutions