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Confidential Computing Challenge (C3)

February 1, 2019 - April 1, 2019

Secure the most sensitive workloads. Shape the future of computing.

If you’re a developer, security researcher, or otherwise interested in developing apps that use confidential computing, this is your chance to make an impact in this growing field. Google Cloud, in collaboration with Intel, is hosting the Confidential Computing Challenge to generate new ideas in the future of computing.

Your ideas could help shape the way the industry thinks about confidential computing and its potential to protect the most sensitive workloads in the public cloud. Confidential computing aims to encrypt data and code while in use, and we want to see how you think confidential computing can be used in real world applications. Your input could help influence improvements or features to Google products and services in the future.


C3 is a U.S. based contest, but participants from other countries can submit entries so long as they meet the full list of eligibility criteria. See official rules here.

THE CHALLENGE: A Call for Ideas

We invite technical ideas from any individuals who meet our eligibility criteria. Great ideas will typically fall into one of two categories:

  • Advancing Confidential Computing: How can we build upon existing technology to strengthen the customer promise of Confidential Computing?
  • Leveraging Confidential Computing: How can Confidential Computing be used in unique ways, to improve the security and privacy posture of an application?


  1. Advances/Leverages Confidential Computing - Does this idea advance or leverage Confidential Computing? Is this idea a significant scientific contribution to the field?
  2. Novelty - Is this idea unique given the current state of the art? If it is not unique, how does it build upon the state of the art to take it to the next level?
  3. Technical Merit - Is this idea technically feasible? Does it have business application?
  4. Use of Confidential Computing Products and Open Source Projects - Does the idea use Google Cloud or Intel products, or open source confidential computing projects such as Asylo?

The Contest is Now Closed

We were thrilled to see your ideas on how to take confidential computing to the next level.

The Prize

One winner will receive:
  • $15,000 cash prize
  • Google Cloud Platform credits worth $5,000
  • A surprise Google hardware gift

Enter now

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
February 1, 2019 - April 1, 2019
Google Quad Campus
369 North Whisman Road, Mountain View, CA
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Additional Resources

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Asylo Qwiklab

Need a quick way to get up-to-speed? Check out our self-paced online learning labs.

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About Confidential Computing

Learn more about this exciting area of security on the Google Cloud blog.

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Official Rules

Want to read the finer details about the challenge? Click here for the full contest rules.