EU-Funded Acceleration Project, LEDGER, Offering Support Services and Up to €200k Equity-Free for Blockchain Data Governance Projects

Pan-European acceleration program for human-centric options LEDGER has kicked off its second open name – aimed toward revolutionary tasks constructing blockchain and different DLT supported options for information governance. 

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To date, the European Fee has invested greater than €80 million in blockchain tasks for societal use. By 2020, the European Fee expects to allocate round €300 million to blockchain initiatives like LEDGER. 

The ultimate 16 chosen groups will entry a Enterprise Builder programme of 12 months receiving DLT software program assist and coaching, technological and enterprise mentoring and different enabling advantages up to €200.000 equity-free funding.

“Our enterprise builder will present mentorship, steerage and direct grants of up to 200.000 euros to every of the 32 tasks constructing decentralised options, the place residents retain management over their information”, declared Xabier Chao, Mission Coordinator of LEDGER and CIO at FundingBox, initially of the acceleration challenge, whose first cohort of 16 tasks is now already nicely underway. 

Functions will probably be accepted till Friday, 31st of January 2020 at 18:00 CET.

Granted by the European Fee (EC) and distributing €three,2 million on this open name,  the programme goals at making information a typical good, owned by residents, the place the wealth created by data-driven platforms is equally distributed. This strategy will lead in direction of each, a extra open, strong and interoperable Web and extra supportive social innovation.

LEDGER’s first 16 tasks in July 2019 on the Welcome Bootcamp in Amsterdam 

“We’re specializing in 5 verticals: Well being, Finance, Collaborative Financial system, Public Services, and Vitality”, confirmed Géraldine Andrieux, CEO of Blumorpho.

The Strategic Analysis and Innovation work programme displays the scope and particulars of the tasks the programme is wanting for.

“Chosen groups will develop a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) the place privacy-by-design, openness and information governance are on the core of their worth proposition”, identified Jaromil Roio, CTO of dyne.org.

LEDGER promo video (1st Jury day in Might  2019)

LEDGER is a part of the EC’s Subsequent Era Web initiative, and additionally aligns with European Blockchain Partnership (EBP) targets. 

“The Subsequent Era Web initiative will reverse the Web paradigm and recognise the worth of humanity in know-how”, stated Roberto Viola, Director-Normal of the European Fee’s DG Join in the course of the Digital Meeting 2018 in Sofia (Bulgaria).

LEDGER is a consortium led by FundingBox (Poland, Spain and Denmark) in partnership with Dyne (Netherlands) and Blumorpho (France and Germany).

  • LEDGER ensures information sovereignty and eliminates the focus of knowledge in a number of proprietary platforms by accelerating 32 bottom-up experiments on human-centric values (privacy-by-design, reliability, trustworthiness and openness as core values) and 6 verticals (Well being, Finance, Media, Public Services and Vitality plus a generic one ‘Open Disruptive Innovation). The challenge hopes to overcome non-technological (admin burden, looking out prices, the bias in grant distribution, lack of use circumstances, person consciousness, entry to finance, lock-in, entrepreneurial discovery and regulation hole) and technological limitations (lack of requirements, lack of playground environments and entry to information).
  • LEDGER ́s structure depends in mission-oriented, market pull, entrepreneurial discovery, sensible funding and open- know-how.
  • LEDGER will construct on EC tasks associated to information governance: DECODE, D-CENT and PIE NEWS. 400 groups will probably be activated to develop the most effective purposes that may run by a Minimal Viable Product Builder together with mentoring and entry to the Distributed Ledger Know-how from DEVUAN.org.
  • Up to 200okay euros for the most effective groups will get startups prepared for Enterprise Capital, pre-Preliminary Coin Offering and/or crowdfunding. LEDGER companions full the group constructing, discovery, tech switch and sustainability cycle. FundingBox – European chief in Monetary Support to Third Events will entice startups from its 15.000 members platform. DYNE will convey researchers and builders from its 10.000 members. Blumorpho will have interaction Researchers (7.200), Entrepreneurs (7.400) and buyers (800) to assure sustainability. Linking with different ecosystems provides to 110.000 individuals incl. 60% of potential Human Centric Innovators. 80 evaluators and 40 State-of-the-Artwork specialists will develop various fashions that protect wealth created by data-driven platforms which might be equally distributed.

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LEDGER’s objective is to rework Europe into the world-leading human-centric and information sovereign Entrepreneurial Union.

About Richard Kastelein

Founder and writer of trade publication Blockchain Information (EST 2015), a companion at ICO companies collective Token.Company ($750m+ and 90+ ICOs and STOs), director of schooling firm Blockchain Companions (Oracle Associate) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning writer, innovation government and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of some two dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1500 articles on Blockchain know-how and startups at Blockchain Information and has additionally revealed pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Enterprise Overview and Venturebeat. Irish Tech Information put him within the prime 10 Token Architects in Europe.

Kastelein has an Advert Honorem – Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of Blockchain at China’s first Blockchain College in Nanchang on the Jiangxi Forward Institute of Software program and Know-how. In 2018 he was invited to and attended College of Oxford’s Saïd Enterprise College for Enterprise Automation four.zero programme.  Over a half a decade expertise judging and rewarding some 1000+ innovation tasks as an EU knowledgeable for the European Fee’s SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor and as a startup decide for the UK authorities’s Innovate UK division.

Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain know-how in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London (5x), Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, Prague, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara (2x), Shanghai, Singapore (3x), Tel Aviv, Utrecht, Venice, Visakhapatnam, Zwolle and Zurich.

He’s a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing profession has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He is written often for Harvard Enterprise Overview, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com, and his work and concepts have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French. A journalist by commerce, an entrepreneur and adventurer at coronary heart, Kastelein’s skilled profession has ranged from political publishing to TV know-how, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to advertising and extra as he is travelled for practically 30 years as a Canadian expatriate residing around the globe. In his 20s, he sailed around the globe on small yachts and wrote a collection of journey articles known as, ‘The Hitchhiker’s Information to the Seas’ travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in main journey and yachting publications. He presently lives in Groningen, Netherlands the place he is elevating three teenage daughters along with his spouse and crusing companion, Wieke Beenen.

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