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General Information
Programme: 
H2020-INNOSUP-1-2018
Project duration: 
Wednesday, 1 May, 2019 to Friday, 31 December, 2021
Project website: 
Total budget: 
€5.453.625
EU Contribution: 
€4.913.700
Partnership Composition: 
Organisation nameFunctionCountryWebsite linkECCP linkIs Cluster Organisation ?
F6S NETWORK LIMITED
Coordinator
United Kingdom
No
INOSENS DOO NOVI SAD
Partner
Serbia
No
INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA
Partner
Luxembourg
No
International Development Ireland Ltd.
Partner
Ireland
No
VOJVODINA ICT CLUSTER
Partner
Serbia
Yes
FEDERACION EMPRESARIAL DE AGROALIMENTACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA(FEDACOVA)
Partner
Spain
Yes
R-TECH GMBH
Partner
Germany
Yes
EUROPEAN DIGITAL SME ALLIANCE
Partner
Belgium
No
FinTechStage LTD
Partner
United Kingdom
Yes
UAB CIVITTA
Partner
Lithuania
No
TNO - Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research
Partner
Netherlands
No
Synelixis S.A.
Partner
Greece
No

For the EU economy to grow sustainably it needs to re-industrialise, leveraging innovation and digital intelligence. Blockchain Innovation Spaces (Block.IS) envisions to build an open and collaborative cross-border, cross-sectoral innovation ecosystem that fosters the use of this cutting-edge technology in three vital sectors for the European economy: agrifood, logistics and finance.

Block.IS will bring together (connect) actors (with an emphasis on SMEs and clusters) from these three heavily interconnected sectors, with SMEs/ innovators, to catalyse their cooperation towards innovation-driven and mutual growth (boost).  The catalysation is aimed at networking the members of the ecosystem, raising understanding of the benefits of blockchain technology and stimulating the creation of new blockchain-based solutions - Cluster Missions and Clusters-Innovators Assembly.  Block.IS will support innovators (SMEs) all the way from ideation to commercialisation offering them tailored business and technical support as well as direct funding, through a novel funnel approach - Innovate > Experiment > Commercialise acceleration programme.  As such, the project will directly foster and strengthen competitiveness of digital SMEs (that will develop the solutions) and of the clusters and SMEs of the three verticals which will use them to offer added value to their customers.

The Block.IS consortium is a fusion between: Tech founders and SMEs community (F6S), sector-oriented clusters and sectoral associations (VOICT, FEDACOVA, IT-Log, DSME, FTS), international innovation and Tech-transfer specialists (INO, IDI, CIVITTA, SYN) and Blockchain tech experts (INTRA, TNO); with an outreach of >1,017,000 SME. Block.IS invests 76% of the EC budget in SMEs and 56% through Open Calls (€2,800,000)