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
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
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.
Our Call for Proposals in the #DLT4Good Pilot Project is now over. But the EU Policy Lab is also supporting the EIC Horizon Prize #EICHorizonPrize 'Blockchain for Social Good'. the European Commission will award 5 prizes of EUR 1 million each to innovators that use Blockchain technology to develop decentralized, scalable, efficient and high-impact solutions to bring positive social change.
On May 2- 3 we got to be part of the first UN Interagency Innovation Bootcamp, sponsored by the recently established UN Innovation Network. This took place in the context of #DLT4Good, our new project dedicated to the co-creation of a European ecosystem of Distributed Ledger Technologies for Public and Social Good.
The EU Policy Lab is kick-starting another project in the Blockchain space! This new project is supported by the European Parliament, and will run in cooperation with The Next Generation Internet Unit of DG CNECT (Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology).
Speculating about the Future of Government 2030+ In the course of the FTA2018 conference, about 25 people gathered to ideate about future forms and processes of decision making. International foresight and design experts met with public servants from the European Commission that are working on public administration innovation. This interesting group was provoked by two future persona stories from the Future of Government 2030+ project that were build up in a series of citizen dialogues
On May 24 we organised the final event of #Blockchain4EU at the Berlaymont, European Commission headquarters in Brussels. We gathered high level EU policy makers such as the Director-General of the Joint Research Center (JRC), Vladimir Šucha, and several stakeholders already engaged with, potentially interested in, or working in sectors that may be impacted by Blockchain and other DLTs. It was an opportunity to present the project's main outputs, with the launch of our Final