Already EUR 180 Mio of EU Funding Spent to Support Research & Innovation in Blockchain.

Camembert per sector and technologies

In the recent years, the European Commission has been active in setting up Proof of Concepts, Pilot Projects and EU initiatives to explore, test and understand legal, regulatory, policy, research and funding needs related to blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT). 

This is an attempt at an inventory of past, ongoing and ready-to-start blockchain- and DLT-related EU projects and pilots across Europe.

EU funded projects

As regards R&I projects, the Commission, notably through Horizon 2020, has been funding several EU projects where blockchain and DLT contribute to bringing up new trust paradigms as well as societal, technical and infrastructural solutions. CEF - the Connecting Europe Facility -  is already funding the EU Blockchain Services Infrastructure deployment, including use cases agreed under the EU Blockchain Partnership by the EU Commission with 27 EU Member States, Norway and Liechtenstein.

EU Pilot projects

The Commission is also managing EU Parliament Pilot Projects, which resulted, for instance, in the creation of the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum. The Commission has also set up EU prizes (e.g. the Blockchain For Social Good EU prize). A new investment fund, "the Blockchain and AI fund", is being created. In 2020, 100 M€ will be allocated to the European Investment Fund (EIF) for being invested in Venture Capital funds, who will then invest in Artifical Intelligence and/or blockchain start-ups. The 100 M€ invested by the EIF (of which 45 M€ coming from H2020 (ICT + RTD), 28 from tthe European Fund for Strategic Investments, 27 from the EIF) will trigger a total of 300 to 400 M€ of investment by the different Venture Capital funds.

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Topics and technologies

The currently funded projects have been grouped under a cluster of topics and technologies: e-identity and decentralised data management, healthcare and education, privacy and cybersecurity, IoT and smart homes, grids and cities, music and media, industrial technologies, environment and circular economy. This list is not exhaustive and it may expand depending on new projects being identified and funded.


EU funded project Sector EU contribution (approx. figures) Total costs DG in charge Timeline Factsheet on Cordis
PRIViLEDGE Cryptography 4,5 4,5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
Titanium Cybersecurity/Crime 5 5 HOME?/H2020 Ongoing
DEFENDER Cybersecurity/Energy 6,8 8,9 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
FINSEC Cybersecurity/Financial 7,8 10,2 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
FeatureCloud Cybersecurity/Health 4,7 4,7 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
SPHINX Cybersecurity/Health 5 5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
STOP-IT Cybersecurity/Water 8,3 9,6 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
AEGIS Data management 3 3,9 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
AMABLE Data management 8 8.2 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
ICARUS Data Management 3 4 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoin
D-CENT Digital economy/society 1,9 2,6 CNECT/ H2020 Closed
DLInnociate Digital economy/society 0,1 0,1 GROW/ H2020 Closed
INTERLACE Digital economy/society 0,1 0,1 CNECT/ H2020 Closed
QualiChain Education 4 4 REA / H2020 Ongoing
SEAL Education 1,2 1,6 CNECT / CEF Ongoing
Blockchain For Social Good EIC Prize 5 5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
DECODE e-identity 5 5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
Greek eGov/eIDAS e-identity 0,5 0,5 CNECT / CEF Closed  
PTwist Environment 1,8 2,2 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
iReceptor Healtchare 7,9 8,5 RTD / H2020 Ongoing
KONFIDO Healtchare 5 5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
BodyPass Health & Personal Data 2,6 3,1 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
CUREX Healthcare 5 5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
euCanSHare Healthcare 6 6 RTD / H2020 Ongoing
MyHealthMyData Healthcare 3,5 4 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
WeldGalaxy Industrial Technologies 7,5 15 RTD / H2020 Ongoing
SUnFISH IoT / Clouds 4,5 4,5 CNECT/ H2020 Closed
CHARIOT IoT / Industry 4,9 4,9 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
GHOST IoT / Smart Homes 3,6 5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
BROS IoT / Swarm Robotics 0,3 0,3 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
SOFIE IoT environments 4,5 4,5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
symbIoTe IoT environments 7,1 7,1 CNECT/ H2020 Closed
IoTCrawler IoT Interoperability 5 5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
SerIoT IoT platforms 5 5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
BLOOMEN Media 2,8 3,3 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
I-Media-Cities Media 3,3 3,3 CNECT/ H2020 Closed
LEDGER NGI 7 7 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing
BlockchainKYC SME Instrument/Phase1 0,5 0,5 EASME/H2020 Closed
Signaturit SME Instrument/Phase1 0,5 0,5 EASME/H2020 Closed
Billion SME Instrument/Phase2 2 2,8 EASME/H2020 Ongoing
SettleMint SME Instrument/Phase2 1,8 2,6 EASME/H2020 Ongoing
SHOGANAI SME Instrument/Phase2 2,2 3,2 EASME/H2020 Ongoing
Smart-Trust SME Instrument/Phase2 2,1 3 EASME/H2020 Ongoing
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