Enhancing the research and innovation potential of Tecnico through Blockchain technologies and design Innovation for social GoodBlockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) are transformative and bring about a potential for improvement in the European citizenship and economic growth – enabling decentralised, trusted, transparent, user-centric digital services and stimulate new and improved business models and promote decentralised social innovations.
Professors Nunes Jardim Nunes and Rodrigo Miragaia Rodrigues are part of a restricted group of researchers awarded with ERA CHAIRs, funded under the EU programme Horizon 2020.
The project BIG (Blockchain technologies and design Innovation for social Good), led by two Técnico researchers, from ITI / LARSyS and INESC-ID, was awarded an ERA Chair – within the scope of the Spreading Excellence programme and Widening Participation (Widening), included in the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. During the next 5 years, the team led by the Técnico professors (DEI/IST)) Nuno Jardim Nunes (ITI / LARSyS) and Rodrigo Miragaia Rodrigues (INESC-ID), will have a EUR 2,5 million funding, which allow to build an interdisciplinary team dedicated to top research on topics that combine blockchain technology, innovation through design and the development of new solutions for societal challenges.
Researchers from INESC-ID have recently been successful through the participation in four European competitive projects: Olissipo leaded by Susana Vinga, BIG co-leaded by Rodrigo Rodrigues, TAILOR and HumainE-AI-Net with the participation of Ana Paiva.
Olissipo is a twinning action, meaning that stands for institutional networking to strengthen a specific field of research. In Olissipo “Fostering Computational Biology Research and Innovation in Lisbon” the goal is to enhance the INESC-ID competences in the field of Computational Biology and developing it into an international pole of excellence. Susana Vinga is the principal researcher involved in this special widening action.
For the next five years, Nuno Nunes and Rodrigo Rodrigues (CMU Portugal National Directors) will be leading the project Blockchain technologies and design Innovation for social Good (BIG)- a European Research Area (ERA) Chair from the European Commission.
The €2.5 million euro project will gather an interdisciplinary research team to address blockchain technology, innovation through design, and the development of new solutions for societal challenges. Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) are transformative and bring about a potential for improvement in European citizenship and economic growth.