Offer #2020.67

DLT/Blockchain Infrastructure/applications for "Machine Economy"

The problem/challenge

Our solution provides a substantial contribution to the challenge imposed by a resilient machine economy, namely seamless interoperability and autonomous exchange of data/information between robots, machines, and IoT devices in manufacturing environments.

The invention/product

We have implemented an Ethereum Blockchain Network which connects robots and machines with each other, and enables autonomous transactions/communication (order placement, negotiation, payment, etc.) between the network participants. The scenario that we are addressing is the autonomous ordering of components for a smart manufacturing scenario.

Companies/industry we are looking for

We are seeking application partners from the manufacturing, logistics, or from other domains such as the retail industry. Particularly partners who are keen and interested in adopting DLT/Blockchain technology in their environment are of special interest. Also partners, who provide ready-to-use Blockchain infrastructures and frameworks suited for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication in machine economy scenarios are welcome to seek cooperation with us.

Next steps/Activities

Activities include different facets of cooperation. These may include but are not limited to cooperation in future research initiatives, sub-contracting, or as a testing partner for DLT technology. Partners which bring in sophisticated DLT and Smart Contract infrastructures can benefit from our envisaged business models.

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Date published11/17/2020StatusLooking for collaborationTechnology areasAdditive Manufacturing (3D printing)Automotive ElectronicsBusiness GenerationCloud ComputingCommunication TechnologiesData Mining and Big DataLow-Energy ComputingMachine LearningRobotics and Autonomous Systems