On the 2nd of July, 2019 the Living Lab consortium consisting out of TNO, TU-Delft, Christelijke Hogeschool Windesheim and BlockLab was awarded a total grant of € 3.0 Mio for the establishment of a Living Lab in which use cases are created that connect the physical assets in supply chain and logistics with blockchain applications. The proposal scored “Excellent” on two of the three selection criteria and “Very Good” on the third one.
Aim of the Living Lab is to provide an environment for experimentation to solve problems pertaining to the application of blockchain technology in Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs). SMEs need special attention, since the majority of logistics operators in the Netherlands (and the European Union) are SMEs with limited ICT capabilities and investment budget. Entry barriers and (initial and yearly) costs of solutions need to be affordable for these SMEs. Moreover, most SMEs lack the expertise to experiment with data sharing technologies by themselves.
Distributed over four physical facilities, each one of them equipped to implement DLT, requiring virtual ledger infrastructure and intelligent assets, defined as physical objects that are able to sense, record and communicate data about themselves and/or their surroundings.

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