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The Luxembourg Blockchain Lab presented the launch edition of the Luxembourg Blockchain Week: A conference where Luxembourg met the Rest of the World

Luxembourg, May 5, 2021

The Luxembourg Blockchain Week took place from the 26th to 30th of April 2021. The one-week conference was organized by the Luxembourg Blockchain Lab, the single point of contact to consolidate and federate the Blockchain Ecosystem in Luxembourg. Boston was the partner city of the event with the Boston Blockchain Association (BBA) and Nomadic Labs, a leading R&D centre in the Tezos ecosystem, was the main sponsor.

The Luxembourg Blockchain Lab, along with its five founding members Infrachain, Lëtzblock, The LHoFT, LIST and SnT, as well as the BBA worked collaboratively to propose a diversified program, discussing 8 main topics: Supply chains & Logistics, Health, R&D, Technology, Finance, Public Sector, Digital Assets and SDGs/Climate. The discussions allowed for  a deep dive in some of the industries where blockchain can lead to efficiency gains and new opportunities.

The launch edition of the Luxembourg Blockchain Week featured a uniquely designed program of concrete Blockchain applications presentations, keynotes and interactive discussions.  The organisers welcomed more than 1,000 attendees from all around the world. The scene was filled with more than 90 speakers, including 2 Ministers; 60% were C-level executives and more than 24% were women. The event was completed by 5 side events organised by sponsors and partners. It was the stage of the EIB’s announcement of the first issuance of digital bonds using the Blockchain technology in Luxembourg.

The Luxembourg Blockchain Week saw a strong implication from the Luxembourg Government.  The Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel made the inauguration speech and  the Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna presented the finance stream’s keynote. In total, 4 ministries from Luxembourg supported the Luxembourg Blockchain Week: the Ministry of State, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry for Digitalisation and the Ministry of the Economy

The conference received tremendous praise from speakers, attendees and sponsors and the organisers look forward to another successful edition in 2022 – hopefully as a physical event!

About the Boston Blockchain Association
The Boston Blockchain Association is a community of innovators, collaborators, and entrepreneurs excited about the promise of blockchain technology! Our mission is to build an ecosystem that supports, educates, promotes and advances blockchain technology. It aims at establishing Greater Boston as an international hub for blockchain innovation. Finally it supports and connects entrepreneurs with useful resources.

About Nomadic Labs
Nomadic Labs is one of the largest research and development centers within the Tezos ecosystem. Based in Paris, it brings together more than 50 engineering researchers working on the development and evolution of the Tezos protocol. Nomadic Labs helps companies, institutions and industrials to use the Tezos Blockchain for their business needs, providing technical support in France, Luxembourg and Belgium. Learn more about Nomadic Labs at https://www.nomadic-labs.com and follow us on Twitter @LabosNomades.

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The Luxembourg Blockchain Lab presents the launch edition of the Luxembourg Blockchain Week: A conference to grasp blockchain possibilities

Luxembourg, March 30th, 2021

The Luxembourg Blockchain Week is a one-week conference organized by the Luxembourg Blockchain Lab, the single point of contact to consolidate and federate the Blockchain Ecosystem in Luxembourg.

The Luxembourg Blockchain Lab, along with its five founding members Infrachain, Lëtzblock, The LHoFT, LIST and SnT, believe that the adoption of Blockchain technology will have a significant impact on our daily lives. No matter the industry, Blockchain will give access to services that were not accessible before. The goal of the Luxembourg Blockchain Lab is to translate the promise of Blockchain into concrete results.

The launch edition of the Luxembourg Blockchain Week features a uniquely designed one week program of concrete Blockchain applications in various sectors that are key to Luxembourg and Europe: Logistics, Health, Technology, Research and Development, Finance, Public Sector, Climate, Digital Assets. The audience will get a unique oversight of the technology’s potential and its impact for citizens and businesses.

The Luxembourg Blockchain Week is honored to have the support from the Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel who will make the inauguration speech as well as from the Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna who will present the finance stream’s keynote.

The Luxembourg Blockchain Week will take place between the 26th and 30th of April, in a digital format, accessible worldwide.

The Luxembourg Blockchain Week is sponsored by Infrachain, Lëtzblock, The LHoFT, LIST, SnT and Nomadic Labs.

The Luxembourg Blockchain Lab is thrilled to welcome Boston as guest city of the event. The Boston Blockchain Association will contribute to insightful discussions by bringing their experience from the United States of America.

The tickets are free in order to give access to everybody to the knowledge about Blockchain Technology and can be found here: www.blockchainweek.lu

Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg and Minister for Digitalisation said “Blockchain is not only about cryptocurrencies, but also about helping us reach our sustainable development goals, securing our health data and enabling more resilient supply chains. I’m excited to see Luxembourg’s blockchain success stories during this year’s blockchain week. It is amazing to see what we can achieve when we bundle up our forces behind an alliance like the Blockchain Lab!”

Emilie Allaert, Project Lead of the Luxembourg Blockchain Lab added “Luxembourg has a growing Blockchain Ecosystem which is being nurtured and sees a variety of applications in a number of industries. The Luxembourg Blockchain Lab wants to deliver concrete solutions to the various industries. Raising awareness about the technology is also one of our missions and we hope the Luxembourg Blockchain Week will help newbies and experts discover and embrace the potential of the technology.”

Eric Roux, Board Member of the Boston Blockchain Association stated “The Boston Blockchain Association is honored to be the partner city for Luxembourg Blockchain Week. Just as Luxembourg is a financial and technology leader within Europe, Boston is a financial and technology leader within the Americas. Together we will continue to move blockchain technology forward, strengthening and improving our local economies, as well as the global economy.”

Michel Mauny, President of Nomadic Labs, the largest research and development centre within the Tezos ecosystem in France, added: “Following our recent participation in the development of the Blockchain ecosystem in Luxembourg by joining Infrachain, we are pleased to support the Luxembourg Blockchain Week. This event, open to all and based on sharing knowledge and experience, is part of Nomadic Labs’ vision of an inclusive and broad blockchain ecosystem, and illustrates the spirit that animates Tezos’ Global Community.”

About the Boston Blockchain Association
The Boston Blockchain Association is a community of innovators, collaborators, and entrepreneurs excited about the promise of blockchain technology! Our mission is to build an ecosystem that supports, educates, promotes and advances blockchain technology. It aims at establishing Greater Boston as an international hub for blockchain innovation. Finally it supports and connects entrepreneurs with useful resources.

About Nomadic Labs
Nomadic Labs is one of the largest research and development centers within the Tezos ecosystem. Based in Paris, it brings together more than 50 engineering researchers working on the development and evolution of the Tezos protocol. Nomadic Labs helps companies, institutions and industrials to use the Tezos Blockchain for their business needs, providing technical support in France, Luxembourg and Belgium. Learn more about Nomadic Labs at https://www.nomadic-labs.com and follow us on Twitter @LabosNomades.

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Luxembourg, December, 4th 2020

The Luxembourg Blockchain Lab is up and running

8 international projects have been selected for the first cohort

The Luxembourg Blockchain Lab team have announced the 8 projects that have been selected as part of the first cohort after an international call for submissions. 

The Luxembourg Blockchain Lab is a common initiative from five major actors from the Luxembourg technology ecosystem: Infrachain, the LHoFT, LIST, SnT and LëtzBlock. The goal of the consortium is to create and nurture the blockchain ecosystem in Luxembourg, set up a landmark EU hub for blockchain research, education and industry projects, as well as develop industry capabilities to aid the deployment of the latest blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT).

The Luxembourg Blockchain Lab launched an international call for projects in October, in order to start building the collaboration between all the actors and develop projects alongside the industry.

Over the last two months the selection committee has been assessing the 25 applications, of which more than half were based in Luxembourg, with Sweden, Singapore, Slovenia, Ireland, and the UK also represented.

The selection committee was composed of the five founding partners: Infrachain, LHoFT, SnT, LIST and LëtzBlock. In addition, three ministries (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of the Economy and Ministry for Digitalisation) have been included in the selection process in order to provide with their views on the projects and assess the interest for Luxembourg.

“We have been impressed by the quality and diversity of the projects’ submissions. It is a great pleasure to start working with all these projects and we look forward to the collaborations with the various stakeholders and mentors. This is a promising start for the Luxembourg Blockchain Lab.” Emilie Allaert, Head of Operations and Projects at the LHoFT

“This first call for projects is a major milestone for the Luxembourg Blockchain Lab. The high number of submissions exceeded our expectations. It confirms the need to support the dynamic of the sector – a need that will be addressed through the Lab.” Tom Kettels, Project Lead at Infrachain 

“Very proud to have been part of this selection committee. The diverse project ideas shed light on the current market of blockchain-based related applications today. It was really challenging to make a choice within all those highly interesting proposals coming from different countries. We are looking forward to going deeper on the topic with the selected projects teams.” Thierry Grandjean, Research Engineer –  and Adnan Imeri, PhD student, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

“The Luxembourg Blockchain Lab and its Call for Projects revealed a vibrant blockchain entrepreneurial ecosystem in Luxembourg and beyond. The quality and diversity of the projects bears witness of an ambitious pursuit of blockchain’s potential by the contestants. LëtzBlock is thrilled to be part of this exciting adventure and is looking forward to supporting the projects in their technical, organisational and managerial challenges.” Biba Homsy, LëtzBlock 

Discover the 8 projects that have been selected as part of the Blockchain Lab

Climate Action Blockchain, Luxembourg – https://climateactionblockchain.lu/

They are encouraging the use of bikes to commute on a daily basis via the issuance of tokens in order to reduce carbon emission. The tokens can be used in selected cities to buy environmental goods such as organic fertilizer.

Compellio, Luxembourg – https://compell.io

They aim at delivering PoCs that would enable public and private organisations to experiment, validate, and showcase blockchain added value in a very short period of time, depending on the use case complexity. One of the selected proposal will be proposed to Compellio to create a collaborative project and help with the implementation of the blockchain solution.

Evercity, Singapore – https://evercity.io/

The project submitted aims to demonstrate issuance of a digital SDG-linked bond where the key financial parameters are linked to impact-related indicators. The key innovation within the PoC is development of a linkage between financial parameters and SDG impact performance.

Filedgr, Luxembourg – https://filedgr.com/

They are trying to solve the real problems of the logistics industry. They would like to provide a solution for the problems such as delivery, conditions of the cargo and insurance reporting.

Medlogistics (Hôpitaux Robert Schuman), Luxembourg –  https://www.medlogistics.lu

With the current sanitary situation, the medical sector has faced issues with the medical equipment. They are proposing a full certification of the medical supplies from the start to the end of the supply chain.

Neofacto, Luxembourg – https://neofacto.com/accueil/

They propose an innovative digital solution that streamlines the authorization granting through the issuance of a verifiable digital “Claim” (i.e. authorization) deployed on the public blockchain to ensure reliability, availability and auditability. The proof of Concept proposed is called ClaimIT.

Stampify, Luxembourg – https://www.stampify.eu/

The proposed Decentralized Registry will be based on an existing blockchain framework (Ethereum), implemented to interact with an application allowing the certifying bodies to issue certificates in a trusted environment to give any stakeholder the ability to consult them.

Green Earth Agro, Luxembourg – http://gearthagro.com/

A significant value-adding component of Greenearth Agro’s production model is its objective to implement technology to trace and track product from origin to consumption.

Keep up to date with the latest news of the Luxembourg Blockchain Lab

Contacts 

Emilie Allaert

Head of Operations and Projects @ The LHoFT Foundation

emilie.allaert@lhoft.lu

http://www.lhoft.com/

Tom Kettels 

Project Lead @ Infrachain 

Tom.Kettels@infrachain.com

https://infrachain.com/