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Blockchains for Social Good 2017

December 15, 2017 @ 09:00 - 17:00


The challenge to solve

The challenge is to develop scalable, efficient and high-impact decentralised solutions to social innovation challenges leveraging Distributed Ledger Technology (DLTs), such as the one used in blockchains.

The event is organised by the City of Turin, University of Turin and Nesta Italia and will bring together policymakers, startups, researchers and other representatives of academia, and anyone else interested in the space of blockchain and its potential.

The event will open with the launch of the €5m European Commission Prize: “Blockchains for social good”. The prize has been designed by the European Commission to promote scalable, efficient and high-impact decentralized solutions to social innovation challenges leveraging the technology used in blockchain.

The presentation of the prize will be followed by the panel ‘Uncovering the potential of blockchain‘ with the participation of Andrea Bracciali (Lecturer, University of Stirling), Marcella Atzori (Blockchain Advisor and International Coordinator, TrustedChain) and Vinay Gupta (Blockchain Fellow, Digital Catapult). Leonardo Camiciotti, Executive Director at TOP-IX Consortium will moderate the discussion. Among others, Alessandro Lombardi, Microsoft’s Digital Transformation Advisor, will also participate.

Francesca Bria (Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer, Barcelona City Council), Paola Pisano (Deputy Mayor for Innovation and Smart City, City of Turin), Cristina Tajani(Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Milan) and Fabrizio Sestini, Senior Expert for Social Digital Innovation, DG will present the ‘Benefits of blockchain in cities‘, a panel chaired by Marco Zappalorto, Director, Nesta Italia.

Throughout the event, a few successful examples of blockchain applications will be showcased by corporates, startups and universities.

The event will close with a networking reception until 16:00 followed by a pitching session about the social goods security aspects introduced by the blockchain, moderated by TOP-IX Consortium – Please note that for the latter, separate registration is required here.

More info here: https://ec.europa.eu/research/eic/index.cfm?pg=prizes_blockchains


December 15, 2017
09:00 - 17:00
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