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.

Projects:

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 https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/213144_en.html
Titanium Cybersecurity/Crime 5 5 HOME?/H2020 Ongoing http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/209948_en.html
DEFENDER Cybersecurity/Energy 6,8 8,9 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/210231_en.html
FINSEC Cybersecurity/Financial 7,8 10,2 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/214346/factsheet/en
FeatureCloud Cybersecurity/Health 4,7 4,7 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/220225/factsheet/en
SPHINX Cybersecurity/Health 5 5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/220226/factsheet/en
STOP-IT Cybersecurity/Water 8,3 9,6 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/210216/factsheet/en
AEGIS Data management 3 3,9 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/206179/factsheet/en
AMABLE Data management 8 8.2 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/211557/factsheet/en
ICARUS Data Management 3 4 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoin https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/202640/factsheet/en
D-CENT Digital economy/society 1,9 2,6 CNECT/ H2020 Closed https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/188917/factsheet/en
DLInnociate Digital economy/society 0,1 0,1 GROW/ H2020 Closed https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/209748/factsheet/en
INTERLACE Digital economy/society 0,1 0,1 CNECT/ H2020 Closed http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/209089_en.html
QualiChain Education 4 4 REA / H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/218758/factsheet/en
SEAL Education 1,2 1,6 CNECT / CEF Ongoing https://ec.europa.eu/inea/en/connecting-europe-facility/cef-telecom/2018-eu-ia-0024
Blockchain For Social Good EIC Prize 5 5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/programme/rcn/703621/en
DECODE e-identity 5 5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/206387/factsheet/en
Greek eGov/eIDAS e-identity 0,5 0,5 CNECT / CEF Closed  
PTwist Environment 1,8 2,2 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/213112/factsheet/en
iReceptor Healtchare 7,9 8,5 RTD / H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/221456/factsheet/en
KONFIDO Healtchare 5 5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/207188/factsheet/en
BodyPass Health & Personal Data 2,6 3,1 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/212483/en
CUREX Healthcare 5 5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/220350/factsheet/en
euCanSHare Healthcare 6 6 RTD / H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/221415/factsheet/en
MyHealthMyData Healthcare 3,5 4 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/206202/factsheet/en
WeldGalaxy Industrial Technologies 7,5 15 RTD / H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/218249/factsheet/en
SUnFISH IoT / Clouds 4,5 4,5 CNECT/ H2020 Closed https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/194230/factsheet/en
CHARIOT IoT / Industry 4,9 4,9 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/212490_en.html
GHOST IoT / Smart Homes 3,6 5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/193822/factsheet/en
BROS IoT / Swarm Robotics 0,3 0,3 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/209037_en.html
SOFIE IoT environments 4,5 4,5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/213097_en.html
symbIoTe IoT environments 7,1 7,1 CNECT/ H2020 Closed http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/199859_en.html
IoTCrawler IoT Interoperability 5 5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/212484/factsheet/en
SerIoT IoT platforms 5 5 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/213102/factsheet/en
BLOOMEN Media 2,8 3,3 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/211092_en.html
I-Media-Cities Media 3,3 3,3 CNECT/ H2020 Closed https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/200091/factsheet/en
LEDGER NGI 7 7 CNECT/ H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/219109/factsheet/en
BlockchainKYC SME Instrument/Phase1 0,5 0,5 EASME/H2020 Closed https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/211172/factsheet/en
Signaturit SME Instrument/Phase1 0,5 0,5 EASME/H2020 Closed https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/205049/factsheet/en
Billion SME Instrument/Phase2 2 2,8 EASME/H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/212243/factsheet/en
SettleMint SME Instrument/Phase2 1,8 2,6 EASME/H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/221040/factsheet/en
SHOGANAI SME Instrument/Phase2 2,2 3,2 EASME/H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/215873/factsheet/en
Smart-Trust SME Instrument/Phase2 2,1 3 EASME/H2020 Ongoing https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/213033/factsheet/en
             
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