LEDGER (DecentraLizEd Data Governance for nExt geneRation internet) is a mission-oriented project promoting alternative models that preserve citizens’ control over the management of their data, where data is a common good owned by citizens and wealth created by data-driven platforms is equally distributed.
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The project, launched in November 2018, aims at shifting data management, leveraging on decentralised technologies and algorithms (such as blockchain, distributed ledger technology (DLT), peer-to-peer technologies, artificial intelligence, internet of things, immersive media and new connective infrastructure as 5G) in 5 pre-selected verticals and one generic strand: #Health #Economy #Mobility #PublicServices #Energy&Sustainability #DisruptiveInnovation
LEDGER supports Research and Innovation projects linked to relevant Vertical Use Cases to develop Minimum Viable Products and services addressing Privacy-by-design, Decentralized Data Governance, reliability, trustworthiness and openness as core human-centric values.
The project builds on Horizon 2020 projects related to data governance such as DECODE, D-CENT and PIE NEWS.
To make its vision reality, LEDGER implemented an ambitious programme consisting of:
- A mission-oriented Strategic Research and Innovation work programme
- Pan-European attraction of outstanding research groups, hi-tech start-ups and SMEs
- Trustable, transparent and unbiased selection of “Human centric innovators”
- 3 Venture Builder Programs of durations between 6 and 12 months, including equity-free funding, technical and business mentorships, bootcamps, training and demo days.
An expert researcher in residence to support the selected teams along the full programme.
- Access to market and support to raise further investment.
- An experienced Advisory Board composed of key players:
Project Coordinator of DECODE and Chief Technology Officer at Barcelona Ciutat Digital
LEDGER critical path
- Advisory Board
- Scientific work program
- Blockchain implementation
- Attract applications to the open call
- Select a total of 34 bottom-up experiments via 3 open calls
- Venture Builder Programme
- MVPs per open calls
- Atraction of early adopters
- Private Fundraising
Venture Builder Programme Service Description
Each beneficiary received a full package of technical and non- technical services by a ‘Researcher in Residence’, including specialized knowledge in user empowerment, Social Innovation, DLT, Open Software and Hardware, Ethical and privacy issues. Business mentoring towards business plan and fundraising strategy definition and Master Class Training in business management and fundraising.
LEDGER Supportive Partners
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DECODE is EU-funded project born as a response to people’s concerns about a loss of control over their personal information on the internet.
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