Block.IS launches its first open call
Block.IS, a Horizon2020 funded project which aims to catalyse blockchain innovation, has launched it’s first open call.
Block.IS is looking for innovative startups and SMEs to generate blockchain-based products, processes and business models with strong market potential in the sectors of agrifood, logistics and finance.
For the EU economy to grow sustainably it needs to re-industrialise, leveraging innovation and digital intelligence. The agrifood, logistics and financial sectors are among the most important sectors in the EU’s economy. The EU’s agrifood sector has a strong global competitive position as the largest food and drink exporter with a market share of 18%. The logistics sector amounts to 14% of the EU’s GDP, and the sector is expected to grow 40% by 2040. The financial sector makes up to 20-30% of total service market revenue and about 20% of the total gross domestic product in EU economies.
Blockchain technology has been recognised by influential people and institutions, including EC and WEF, as one of the most promising and disruptive technologies of the century. The technology exhibits a unique combination of features that make it ideal for solving certain challenges – provenance, transparency, traceability, efficiency, trust, data sharing — in the three sectors. Blockchain technology enables a decentralised, trusted and programmable way to transfer value and information.
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