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Towards the European Blockchain Institute

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In the »Blockchain Europe« project to establish the European Blockchain Institute in North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW), we will be driving blockchain technology forwards together with companies and other research institutions. This sees a unique European institute being created to advance digitization in science and practice. The research at the European Blockchain Institute will complement the work of Dortmund’s scientists and continue the already existing research infrastructure of the innovation ecosystem here.


Designing blockchain together

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Blockchain technology is really going to come into its own in the next few years and logistics is where it will be happening. In combination with digital platforms, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things a new, self-organizing ›Silicon Economy‹ is developing. That is exactly why the European Blockchain Institute is being set up at the heart of European logistics – in NRW.
It will decisively push forward the logistics industry in particular in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and Europe. We will become the network platform for the entire blockchain community. We are bringing science, business and politics together and make an essential contribution to the general understanding of blockchain technology and its potential. | learn more about our Community


Schritt für Schritt in die Blockchain-Ära

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Blockchain Europe macht sich auf in die Blockchain Ära und möchte Blockchain greifbar und erlebbar machen – auf allen Ebenen. Deshalb bieten wir von der ersten Information bis hin zur gemeinsamen Umsetzung alles Wissenswerte kompakt im Überblick. Ob Blockchain-Interessierte, die mehr über die Technologie und ihre Möglichkeiten erfahren wollen (Starters), Communitypartner, die bereits erste Erfahrungen mit Blockchain und ihrem Mehrwert gemacht haben (Advanced) oder Experten, die tief im Thema drin sind (Experts). Wir wollen Blockchain mit Ihnen gemeinsam weiterentwickeln. | mehr zu unserem Angebot


Using blockchain in practice

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In the years to come, we will map out open source solutions involving blockchains in the form of software, hardware and business models. We will develop these for and with companies of all sizes. Particularly in logistics and supply chain management many different, economically independent partners have to work closely together even though they do not inevitably have complete trust in each other. The focus of our research is therefore on open and integrated solutions that can be used by all players on the market. This will make it possible to digitally connect entire logistics chains from end to end. In our research and demonstration center we will show the opportunities blockchain provides live and oriented to applications while offering specific examples for practical uses.

As a key technology, blockchain has the potential to deliver tamper-proof data exchange and to automate and autonomize a wide range of processes in the supply chain.

As a transparent and decentral registry for transactions, blockchains have a key role to play in the digitalization of the economy. Only with blockchains can numerous other technologies be used on a practical level.

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Prof. Dr. Michael Henke


Maximilian Austerjost


Britta Scherer

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