"Blockchain" applications are appearing in many industries
This may be the reason that the European Commission [EC] has announced a new
Challenge for 2019 called "Blockchains for Social Good"
The Prize for this challenge is 5 winners of Euro 1,000,000 each
The timetable to submit an application is
1 16 May 2018 - contest opens
2 02 Apr 2019 - deadline for registration of interest
3 03 Sep 2019 - deadline to submit applications
5 AWARD CRITERIA
The prize will be awarded to the entry that best addresses the following cumulative criteria.:
1 Positive social impact: both potential and already achieved by the implementation of the solution
(which is expected at least at a TRL7 ) at the closing of the submission.
This can be demonstrated and quantified in different manners, depending on the specific topic
addressed; one of such measures is the size of the community of users actively engaged by the actual
2 Decentralisation and governance: improvements in transparency and accountability (while respecting
privacy and/or anonymity) in comparison to existing centralised solutions, based on multidisciplinary
considerations spanning technological (i.e. computing, programming, etc.), social (i.e. sociology,
psychology, art, etc.) and economic (i.e. innovation, new economic models, etc.) sciences.
3 Usability and inclusiveness; i.e. whether the proposed solution is easy to use and affordable and can
engage the largest part of EU citizens, irrespective of their gender, background, financial capabilities
or computer skills.
This will include an assessment of both the user interfaces and the underlying principles.
4 Viability at large scale: cost-efficiency (including detailed considerations and metrics on energy
consumption and environmental impact), scalability, security, and sustainability models.
5 European added value: clear added value of the demonstrated implementation for European citizens,
in terms of novelty, effectiveness in comparison to existing centralised solutions, and other societal,
economic or environmental aspects.
 As defined in General Annex G to Horizon 2020 Workprogramme,