On the 19th of June, the Blockchers’ community mingled together in an online event. The aim of the event was to announce the chosen teams in a demolition pitch contest. Twelve best teams were selected to move forward to the implementation stage of the programme.
The objective of the next stage is to implement Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) in existing SMEs from a wide range of sectors across Europe. A team could obtain up to €50,000 equity-free at the end of the programme. The next phase of Blockchers project is expected to be finalised by December 2020.
Selected teams of Blockchers’s pitch contest
- Apio s.r.l. from Italy. They want to implement an advanced traceability use case to track wheat fields automate Data Entry and QR-Codes printing on products through Blockchain and Internet of Things.
- Asvin from Germany. asvin.io is using DLT for a decentralized trust layer in the distribution of updates and patches over the air (OTA).
- Bettergy from Spain. They offer to investors & SMEs a digital approach for photovoltaic Power Purchase Agreements, their innovation will issue invoices according to production and prices agreed providing a trusted independent verification and lowering overhead costs.
- Datafund from Slovenia. Private and decentralised storage of documents with encrypted receipts and server-less file transfer.
- Datarella-GmbH from Germany. Traceable Donations (TD) is a donation platform that brings easy auditing and compliance into the world of donations. They want to allow donors to reconstruct the usage of IC the moment it is minted, transferred to, and burned from an NGO to transfer it back into the national currency for beneficiaries.
- DEIP from Estonia. Smart-contracts for grants distribution automation with distribution based on the results of peer-review, therefore significantly cuts efforts and time to fund the most promising and impactful projects and technology.
- HOP Ubiquitous (HOPU) from Spain. This use case will introduce DLT to the monitoring process to proof data reliability, monitoring equipment calibration-certificates dates, non-repudiable events and data reporting.
- Orvium from Spain. Offers a scientific repository with decentralized peer review process for authors and reviewers enabling copyright control, full traceability and recognition for stakeholders using DLT.
- Join GmbH from Germany. They want to equip industrial scales with a decentralized identity on blockchain basis, to transmit data in an encrypted format to a smart contract, making it trustworthy and digitally accessible to all businesses, who rely on the weighing results.
- Minespider from Switzerland. They will track the cotton to their processing facilities (yarning/weaving/etc.) and then track the finished towels to the retail store. Consumers will scan a QR code to view their towel’s Product Passport.
- Vestigia Blockchain from Spain. They will Certificate a Blockchain system that evaluates the real water footprint and improve the sustainability companies’ activities in the strawberries, tomato and horticulture-related to water consumption.
- VOTTUN from Spain. They will track food origin and provide transparent traceability for “Eden Fresh”, a consortium of Spanish fruit producers that import their food worldwide (mainly to Europe).
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