Spherik Accelerator returns this year with a second series of trainings focusing on the use of blockchain in the private and public sector.
The course is organized within the B-hub for Europe project and consists of two free trainings addressed to the private and public sector organizations, which will take place between January 25-28 and February 1-4, respectively.
The trainings are intended to contribute to the awareness of the concept and benefits of blockchain technology, as well as to stimulate the demand for technological solutions based on blockchain.
During the trainings, in addition to the theoretical sessions, the participants will be involved in a needs identification workshop and will propose concepts of blockchain-based solutions for digitizing processes according to the observed challenges.
The trainings will be organized online, in webinar format on the Zoom platform, and will last approximately 3 hours a day, for 4 days.
WHO ARE THE TRAININGS FOR?
The training dedicated to the private sector, held between January 25-28, is addressed to corporate directors and innovation managers, strategic planners in corporations, associations and SMEs, entrepreneurs, CTOs, CIOs, developers, and employees in the field of research and development. Those interested in this training can register by accessing this form.
Representatives of public sector organizations are invited to participate in the training dedicated to the public sector, which will take place between 1-4 February. It is addressed to procurement and innovation managers in public agencies and companies, decision-makers from public contracting authorities, officials of national and regional public entities, policy makers involved in initiatives to stimulate the adoption of Blockchain, CIOs and CTOs in public organizations. Registrations can be made by accessing this form.
During the training for the public sector, a workshop will be organized to define the needs of digitization of processes through Blockchain. Once these needs are identified, they will later be proposed to teams of innovators who will come up with ideas and prototypes of solutions to address the challenges. This will happen during Blockathon – an online hackathon focusing on blockchain technology, which will take place from 13 to 21 February 2021. More information about the hackathon, as well as about participating in it, can be found on the event website.
MEET THE TRAINERS
For the B-hub for Europe trainings, the Spherik team involved specialists with a deep understanding of the Blockchain field and of the local and regional innovation ecosystem, professionals with experience in developing blockchain-based studies, programs and technological solutions.
Augustin Jianu, co-founder & CEO of Dime.ly, will present the strategic vision behind Blockchain technology, the basic concepts that define it, as well as when is blockchain technology suitable and when not.
Adrian Stratulat, Executive Director of the Romanian Blockchain Association, will make an introduction in the blockchain field for public sector participants, talking about the history of technology and the characteristic elements that make it important for public services.
Ștefan Gergely, Growth Lead within the “Mobile, Blockchain & Advanced Technologies” Department of Zitec after the acquisition of the Udevoffice agency, will talk about the possibilities of implementing the blockchain, its advantages and disadvantages.
Tudor Pitulac, Prof., PhD, PMP, Manager @ Research Projects Division, Open Sky Data Systems, will hold sessions on the disruptive nature of Blockchain technology, elaborating on a comprehensive use cases framework.
Maria Diaconu, CEO & Founder at Mozaic Works, will facilitate the needs identification workshops and help participants shape blockchain-based solution ideas that would digitize the bureaucratic processes facing the sectors they represent.
ABOUT B-HUB FOR EUROPE
B-HUB FOR EUROPE is a project funded by the European Commission, through Horizon2020, and the initiative is aimed at startups in the vertical of Blockchain technology, with the objectives of:
- Discovering innovations with high potential in the field of Blockchain technology
- Modelling relevant and effective business concepts and models
- Providing acceleration services & specialized support for startups to overcome current market barriers and facilitate market access
- Unlocking new market channels with potential customers in the private and public sector
- Expansion of innovative companies in five startup ecosystems in Europe: Italy, France, Germany, Lithuania and Romania.
More information about B-HUB FOR EUROPE, can be found on the project’s website.
Founded in 2013, Spherik has pioneered the development of the Romanian innovation market by facilitating strategic support between startups and corporations/investment funds, developing close partnerships with European and US partners. In 2018, Spherik became the Startup Europe Ambassador in Romania and founded the CEE Startup Network in 2019, with the support of Commissioner Maryia Gabriel.