We reached that point globally where the protection of assets and organizational boundaries require a hardly manageable amount of contracts and records, and the legal, economic and political systems need to protect them from the continuous attacks and potential fraud. Blockchain technology aims to prevent this and provide an environment to safe data-storage and non-corruptible database building.
After the Blockchers open call which was a big success with a high number of applicants we looked back and checked the factors which helped us spread the information about this valuable opportunity. Innomine, a consortium member and European Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) used its broad network and connections to other DIHs to attract more startups and SMEs and raise awareness for the application.
Why are DIHs important in the European innovation ecosystem?
The main goal of Digital Innovation Hubs is to help companies become more competitive using digital technologies, which include the support in digital transformation of SMEs. DIHs has been initiated by the Digitizing European Industry strategy and are key stakeholders to facilitate the digital transformation of European SMEs. DIHs with their wide networks are able to contact SMEs, startups, spread the news about opportunities and connect with other Hubs boosting cooperation within European member states.
Supporting European startups and scale-ups
innomine has a wide range of service portfolio to support startups, startup ecosystems and scale-ups. This experience is proven by multiple European projects, where innomine managed or contributed to the success of acceleration programmes. We look forward to utilize our methodology and expertise within Blockcher project and provide best of breed support to bring innovative ideas towards the market and help blockchain startups to scale.
The support will include an online pitch training, an on-site pitch training and event and a three months support for the implementation of the experiments. During the experiment implementation stage continuous mentoring will ensure the smooth execution; each project will have a central point of contact to manage the everyday communication between the experiments and the Blockchers consortium. Specific technology, marketing and management support will be provided through specialized mentors and experts.
innomine offers European innovation and funding expertise focusing on international, highly complex research and development projects, primarily in the information technology and communications (ICT) sector. innomine DIH aims to make an impact on regional SMEs, increase their efficiency by using digital technologies therefore contributing to the sustainable development of the country and build a circular economy. Our main thematic focus is smart manufacturing, using digital technologies to increase efficiency of SMEs.
innomine’s Unique Value Proposition is offering digital transformation expertise, services and previous proven experience in three areas:
- Provide knowledge (what to do, what technology to use, how to solve specific issues etc.)
- Remove risks connected to digitization projects
- Ensure (co-)funding from public funds