TruBlo: Results

This EU supported project funded 45 early-stage projects to explore new solutions for “Trustable content on future blockchains”.

On this page you find key outcomes, project descriptions, scientific research , open source code and White Papers.

Videos provide additional know-how for start-up teams.

Mentoring: Essential know-how to start and grow a company

How can an early idea grow into a company? To support the teams funded by TruBlo we conducted dedicated training sessions. See the videos here. 

Expert Talk: How to use the Innovation Readiness Levels

This approach to managing new technology projects or a start-up was a tremendous help for the projects, for mentoring and as a way to measure progress. In the video, one of the creators provides a detailed overview of how to use this system.

Scientific Articles

Many of the projects contributed to research about the use of blockchain for trustable content.
Explore the full list of contributions here.

Code Repositories

Explore the open-source code developed by the projects. The work focused on new ways towards trust.
Code repositories links are here

White Papers

The projects with a commercial orientation produced elaborate White Papers to describe their ideas. Full list here including the option to download all PDFs.

Background: The TruBlo Project

TruBlo was active from November 2020 to November 2023. The project used cascade funding to support 45 early-stage ideas. The task: To explore how blockchain technologies such as decentralization or tokens could be used for trustworthy content. TruBlo was a part of the wider Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative. 

TruBlo initiated three open calls and selected ideas from over 300 submissions. In the first phase, projects received up to 75.000 euros to explore the primary content. Each open call had a first phase of 9 months; at the end of this period, TruBlo selected nine projects to receive additional funding of 100.000 euros to move their ideas as close as possible to “minimum viable products”. 

All projects were supported with technical resources and training through Alastria. In addition, every team had a mentor. TruBlo conducted several training sessions to educate people on developing an idea into sustainable software with commercial potential. 

In year three, the project focused on dissemination through expert talks covering relevant topics from media trends to new approaches for provenance data. In the final month the TruBlo Demo Day(s) provided a stage for selected projects to discuss their solutions. 

Target participants are researchers, innovators and developers either as natural person(s) or from academia as well as from high tech companies including SMEs, legally established in an EU Member State, H2020 associated countries or Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) linked to the Member States.


Why trustable content is important

“The blockchain is at the forefront of a revolution affecting the way we carry out transactions. It enables individuals to carry out operations among themselves, particularly those of a financial nature, which are guaranteed without the involvement of a trusted third party. This speeds up such interactions, and reduces their cost.”

Yves Caseau and Serge Soudoplatoff

2016, Fondapol

“The easiest way to think of it is trust that flows through networks, marketplaces and platforms. And so it takes trust away from a top-down institution and decentralizes it using technology.”

Rachel Botsman

Author of "Who Can You Trust?", Lecturer at University of Oxford