LEDGER 2nd Open Call for Human Centric Innovators

Publication date
November 1, 2019
January 31, 2020
Short description

The Venture Builder for Human Centric Solutions 

  • Up to €200K equity-free for the best in class innovators
  • Business mentoring, networking, and researcher-in-residence support
  • Venture Builder Programme 
  • Potential venture capital investments
  • & more

LEDGER, a European project financed by the European Commission,  is looking for 32 human centric innovators  to develop Minimum Viable Products and Services, in order to achieve new models that preserve citizens’ digital sovereignty, where data is a common good owned by citizens and wealth created by data-driven platforms is equally distributed.

In its first open call the project will select:

16  PROPOSALS in the verticals of

  • #HEALTH 

LEDGER is looking for SMEs, teams, organisations and researchers that want to shift data management, leveraging on decentralised algorithms based on blockchains, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and/or peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies to address Privacy-by-Design, reliability, trustworthiness and openness to build human centric solutions.

The 16 selected companies will go through a 9-month customised venture builder programme receiving up to €150K in funding, and the best 8 will be offered additional €50K and will get in a business focused programme of 3 months.

Who can apply?

  • Teams might be composed of either:

    • minimum 1 and maximum 2 legal persons (SME,  research organisations, foundations) with a multidisciplinary team composed by at least 3 profiles (humanistic/social/technical researcher, technological developer, business development/entrepreneur) or 

    • minimum 3 natural persons in a multidisciplinary team (at least an humanistic/social/technical researcher, technological developer and business development/ entrepreneur). 

  • The teams must consist of one legal entities or at least 3 natural persons legally established in an EU member state or in Associated Countries.

  • Projects (Technology Transfer Experiments) have to be  based in Research components, relevant for the topic of Privacy-by-Design, Distributed Data Governance and consisting in development, test and validation of technical and economic viability of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) or Service.

  • The results of these bottom-up projects should be compliant with Open Licences (i.e. Open Hardware, Open Software and/or Creative Commons)

original source: LEDGER 2nd Open Call

  • Other
Geographical focus
  • Europe
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Engineering and Technology

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Modified on December 20, 2019