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New #DLT4Good report out! Scanning the European Ecosystem of Distributed Ledger Technologies for Social and Public Good
We just launched a new report from our project #DLT4Good - Co-creating a European Ecosystem of DLTs for Social and Public Good. You can download it here. Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) are mostly known for business use cases, from cryptocurrencies to asset track and tracing. But there are numerous organisations nowadays searching for alternative ways to harness the potential of DLTs in the pursuit of public and social good, from local to global challenges, and
The #DLT4Good project continues to support the DLT4EU programme, and its second Bootcamp was just held between 28 September and 2 October. This is a halfway mark of the Accelerator, and it took place online instead of London, its originally planned location. The Bootcamp was as an important milestone for the Venture Teams and Challenge Owners participating in this programme, as well as for the DLT4EU consortium.
The public launch of DLT4EU was held on 17 September. This virtual event was aimed to introduce the DLT4EU program and selected projects to a broader audience. How could the public and social sector extract benefits from Distributed Ledger Technologies? What would it take? These questions were posed by Alexandre Pólvora, from our EU Policy Lab team, when moderating the main panel at the Public Launch.
First Bootcamp of DLT4EU Accelerator: 8 projects tackling the twin digital and green transitions with DLTs
DLT4EU started its 6-months Accelerator programme with a first intensive Bootcamp in the week of 1-7 July. Originally planned to be held in Amsterdam, it occurred online because of COVID-19. In an Open Call launched in April, several organisations in the public and social sector shared their real-world challenges to instigate solutions based on the use of DLTs. After a thorough selection process, 8 teams emerged as winners
DLT4EU Accelerator: finalists selected to solve challenges in the public and social sectors by using DLT and Blockchain
The DLT4EU Accelerator aims to promote the development of projects that use Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs), like Blockchain, to solve challenges in the public and social sectors. In April we shared their Open call, and now 8 finalists that will participate in the Accelerator programme have been selected! As the use of Blockchain and other DLTs for generating social impact is emerging, following the DLT4EU Accelerator can provide insights for alternative forms of supporting the
Call for applicants: DLT4EU looking for DLT/Blockchain developers to solve challenges in the public and social sectors
In the beginning of this year the DLT4EU Accelerator kicked-off, which we co-design and support in the #DLT4Good project. Now the call for applications is open! The DLT4EU Accelerator aims to promote the development of projects that use Blockchain or other Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) to solve challenges in the public and social sectors. The call for applicants to the Accelerator programme, which is open between 14th April and 6th May, is targeted towards
In March 2019 the EU Policy Lab launched the development of a visual method to bring clarity to the European Social Economy ecosystem. Discover what makes it different from any other available business tool. Social Economy in Europe is a very vital and complex ecosystem that cannot be captured by a single definition. It includes businesses, cooperatives, associations, mutuals, projects of corporate social responsibility, and it embraces several forms of economic activity with very different
A core part of our #DLT4Good project is to co-design and support an Accelerator programme to stimulate the creation and advancement of promising DLT applications for social and public good; We’re happy to announce that the #DLT4EU Accelerator has kicked-off! As the winning consortium of a Call for proposals launched last year, Metabolic (NL), Digital Catapult (UK) and Ideas for Change (ES) have started #DLT4EU early this year to support and connect European organisations working
This blog post summarises our activities during the fifth workshop of the foresight project The Future of Customs in the EU 2040, which took place on the 6th and 7th February 2020, in Brussels. This workshop represented the last step of the foresight process, the moment when we engaged high-level representatives from all EU customs administrations to embrace the vision created previously and to start the collective reflection on what this vision could mean in
As part of our #DLT4good project, we are mapping Blockchain and other DLT projects / applications that operate or generate impact in social and / or public sectors. Our goal is to build a review of activities, use cases, organisations, networks and more, to inform and support European innovation and policy frameworks. We invite you to share information about projects / applications in this space.