LEDGER Startup Accelerator 2020 for Human-centric Innovators based on Blockchain, DLT and/or P2P technologies
Teams might be composed of either:
- minimum 1 and maximum 2 legal persons (SME, research organisations, foundations) with a multidisciplinary team composed by at least 3 profiles (humanistic/social/technical researcher, technological developer, business development/entrepreneur) or
- minimum 3 natural persons in a multidisciplinary team (at least an humanistic/social/technical researcher, technological developer and business development/ entrepreneur).
The teams must consist of one legal entities or at least 3 natural persons legally established in an EU member state or in Associated Countries.
Projects (Technology Transfer Experiments) have to be based in Research components, relevant for the topic of Privacy-by-Design, Distributed Data Governance and consisting in development, test and validation of technical and economic viability of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) or Service.
The results of these bottom-up projects should be compliant with Open Licences (i.e. Open Hardware, Open Software and/or Creative Commons)
Illustration Photo: Stephanie Tatge (left) and Nathan B Wangusi, IBM Research - Africa, holding a low-cost satellite connected sensor from SweetSense Inc. The sensors will transmit water extraction data to orbiting satellites and then to the IBM Blockchain Platform hosted in the IBM Cloud. The blockchain will record of all data exchanges or transactions made in an append-only, immutable ledger. The blockchain also uses “smart contracts,” whereby transactions are automatically executed when the conditions are matched. (credits: IBM Research / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0))