BLOCKPOOL

Pooling SME adoption and deployment of Blockchain and other DLTs

BlockPool: https://blockpool.eu/

HORIZON 2020: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/


  • DESCRIPTION 
  • OBJECTIVES 
  • PARTNERS 
  • RESULTS 

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..

 

  • - Accelerating European SMEs' uptake of BDLTs
    - Enabling the broader deployment of BDLTs
    - Structuring framework conditions
    Specific objectives of Blockpool.eu

    - Create a clearer understanding of the BDLT market and underlying trends in complementarity with the European Blockchain Observatory/Forum
    - Develop a comprehensive mapping and the resulting pool of BDLT specialists (solution, technology and service providers) that will support the development of an accurate framework for a faster and more effective diffusion of BDLTs

  • - Communicate, raise awareness and diffuse knowledge and best practices on BDLTs across European Regions and Member States
    - Develop synergies/complementarities with initiatives such as the Blockchain Observatory/Forum
    - Offer common knowledge repositories to the broadest audience, SMEs and intermediary organisations being first in line, followed by policy makers and regulators
    - Organise liaison and build structural relations with other stakeholders, players and initiatives across European value chains in order to ensure a streamlined understanding and vision
    - Diffuse information and communicate on the resulting vision and framework, using evidence from the deployment pool and sharing information and knowledge with multiple targets as well as through multiple channels
    - Contribute to the structuring of the community in the form of a business network by facilitating the structuration and building of key linkages between relevant organisations, such as organized in the context of the foreseen clustering and collaboration event)

 

EUROPEAN CROWDFUNDING NETWORK (ECN)  - BE (LEAD PARTNER)

EUROPEAN REGIONAL FRAMEWORK for COOPERATION (ERFC) – GR

FRANKFURT SCHOOL OF FINANCE & MANAGEMENT GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH - DE

EDEX - EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE CORPORATION LIMITED - CY

INSOMNIA CONSULTING SOCIEDAD LIMITADA -ES

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. - (DE)

PIERRE PADILLA - FR

 

 

- A referenced Portal gathering and diffusing network and knowledge repositories through various channels
- 25 completed SME uptake and deployment projects supported by our Portal
- A clear increase in intermediary organisation's outreach and BDLT capacity (including their ability to advise and redirect SMEs and other private sector stakeholders)
- An evidence-based and open forum of key stakeholders able to exchange and act toward the streamlining of the BDLT Framework Conditions
- A clear repository of analyses and evidence-based orientations as well as recommendations toward intermediary organisations, policy makers and regulators

 

 



 

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