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Pooling SME adoption and deployment of Blockchain and other DLTs

Objective

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (BDLTs) cover a revolutionary potential but their uptake and deployment to value chains other than financial ones remains slow. Among other causes, fragmentation and a series of obstacles to their market deployment hamper the diffusion and pace of adoption of BDLTs by SMEs.

Blockpool.eu (https://blockpool.eu/) aims to enhance SME innovation capacity by providing better innovation support. We will use the power of intermediary organisations (clusters, federations...) and cross-regional industrial networks to Pilot the acceleration of SME uptake and deployment of BDLTs. Our consortium thus aims to accelerate the cross-border uptake and deployment of BDLTs by/to European SMEs. Blockpool.eu aims to grow beyond the Pilot Project to become a sustainable Portal for BDLT deployment.

We will build and strengthen SMEs’ and intermediaries’ BDLT capacity in a cross-value chain fashion, and strengthening both supply and demand sides through 1) a Blockchain “deployment pool” and 2) generic support activities. Besides enabling actions toward framework conditions and the capacity increase of SMEs, intermediaries and to another extent policy makers and regulators, Blockpool.eu will develop a Deployment Pool: 25 SME projects will be selected through an Open Call allocating at least 50% of the total project budget to test and validate new BDLT solutions (TRL7+) in most prominent sectors (e.g. supply chain, energy, healthcare, Fintech, Insurance, Legal, Shipping & Social Good). SMEs will also benefit from the support of our Mentors Network, training (MOOC/Webinars), as well as other innovative tools.

That way, Blockpool.eu will contribute to the demonstration of BDLTs to SMEs across EU value chains but also generate impacts at a broader level than the one of its Deployment Pool: we will generate impacts at the level of the framework conditions (economic, social, legal and regulatory) conditioning the uptake and deployment of BDLTs.
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Coordinator

FRANKFURT SCHOOL OF FINANCE & MANAGEMENT GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Address

Adickesallee 32 - 34
60322 Frankfurt Am Main

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 887 625

Participants (6)

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EUROPEAN REGIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR CO-OPERATION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 75 050

EUROPEAN CROWDFUNDING NETWORK

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 164 812,50

EDEX - EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE CORPORATION LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 120 750

INSOMNIA CONSULTING SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 119 250

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 69 937,50

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France

EU Contribution

€ 57 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 828888

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 July 2019

  • End date

    30 June 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.3.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 495 175

  • EU contribution

    € 1 495 175

Coordinated by:

FRANKFURT SCHOOL OF FINANCE & MANAGEMENT GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany