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Decentralised Citizens Owned Data Ecosystem

Objective

Today’s Internet is becoming increasingly centralised, slowing innovation and challenging its potential to revolutionise society and the economy in a pluralistic manner. DECODE will develop practical alternatives through the creation, evaluation and demonstration of a distributed and open architecture for managing online identity, personal and other data, and collective governance in a citizen-friendly and privacy-aware fashion. Strong digital rights that makes it possible for data subjects to determine access rights to their information through flexible entitlements and open standard-based agreements regarding data governance (on the model of Creative Commons licenses) will be woven into the technological architecture.

DECODE will increase digital sovereignty of European citizens by enabling them to produce, access and control their data and exchange contextualised information in real-time, and in a confidential, and scalable manner. DECODE will develop a modular privacy-aware IoT hub with a free and open source operating system backed by a state of the art blockchain infrastructure supporting smart-contracts and privacy protections.

The architecture will be demonstrated through four pilots in Barcelona and Amsterdam, in the field of digital democracy, citizen sensing, and collaborative economy. The pilots will be run with the active involvement of social entrepreneurs, hackers, and makers. Innovators will be able to build solutions on top of the platform through hackathons and open challenges, while ensuring their security, resilience and privacy preserving qualities. This aims to create a decentralised innovation ecosystem that will attract a critical mass able to shift the current centralised data-driven economy towards a decentralised, sustainable and commons-based economy. DECODE puts agency and data control in the hands of citizens, to improve citizens’ well-being and society for the collective benefit of all.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/system software/operating systems
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/cryptography
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/civil society
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUT MUNICIPAL D'INFORMATICA DE BARCELONA
Address
Avenida Diagonal 220/2
08018 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 484 582,36

Participants (14)

THOUGHTWORKS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 700 853,14
Address
76-78 Wardour Street
W1F 0UR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NESTA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 451 702
Address
58 Victoria Embankment
EC4Y 0DS London
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING DYNE. ORG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 666 750
Address
Barentszplein 3 3
1013 NJ Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 305 312,50
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 241 185
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARDUINO AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 168 750
Address
Anckargripsgatan 3
211 19 Malmo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 185 125
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WAAG SOCIETY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 355 782,50
Address
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACIO PER A LA UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 317 312,50
Address
Avenida Tibidabo 39
08035 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THINGFUL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 312 500
Address
3 Scrutton Street
EC2A 4HF London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 320 187,50
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 186 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
GEMEENTE AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 92 500
Address
Amstel 1
1011 PN Amsterdam
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DRIBIA DATA RESEARCH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 199 131,25
Address
Calle Domenech 4 2 1
08012 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)