The EIC Prize on Blockchains for Social Good has named six winners that highlight the support and efforts made by developers and civil society to explore and decentralise applications of blockchains for social innovation. The prize will award a total of €5 million to the winners.
The categories and winners are:
- Quality Content: WordProod by Dutch SME WordProof B.V - developed a tool to prove authenticity and make information verifiable
- Traceability & Fair Trade: PPP by UK social enterprise Project Provenance Ltd - developed a tool for businesses to prove their social impact across supply chains
- Financial Inclusion: GMeRitS by Finnish university Aalto - conducting wide scale experiements with alternative economic structures
- Aid & Philanthropy: UnBlocked Cash Project OXBBU by Irish Oxfam and French startup Sempo - pioneers a decentralised model for the delivery of international disaster aid
- Decentralised Circular Economy: CKH2020 by French cooperative Kleros - a platform for resolving consumer disputes in e-commerce
- Energy: PROSUME by Italian Prosume srl - providing a decentralised and autonomous digital marketplace for peer-to-peer energy trading.
The full list of finalists can be found here. The winners will be awarded at the NGI Policy Forum in September. Read more here.