Block.IS Cluster Mission Concept
The Block.IS Cluster Missions is a supporting tool/methodology to engage and connect clusters (with different levels of developments and from different sectors of focus), and blockchain SMEs, allowing them to understand and “feel” the hosting cluster ecosystem, learn the processes required to boost innovation, find out about the available resources, build relationships and expand their networks and capacity to support their growth.
Moreover, the participants will present and represent their own clusters/ecosystems in the Block.IS community and share success stories or valuable innovation use-cases, and examples of how blockchain technology supports three verticals Block.IS supports.
It would be ensured that participants are exposed to share the insights about their home ecosystem and, most importantly, they would be given enough opportunity to build personal relationships with other clusters, blockchain SMEs and local networks.
Block.IS will implement 9 missions along with the 3 years project, engaging more than 75 clusters and 45 SMEs targeting to have participants from all European countries.
Cluster Mission Milan
After a year and a half long hiatus due to COVID pandemic, the Block.IS Cluster Mission concept will be carried out in effect by FTS GROUP in Milan, Italy during 6th to 8th of October. It will be collocated with the FTSFEST, an international Fintech conference with a focus on sustainability and impact, topics that today must be considered transversely.
The Block.IS Cluster Mission in Milan offers organised meetings with high-ranked blockchain-related representatives, presentation of blockchain opportunities for SMEs, Block.IS project workshop, and networking with fintech leaders.
In addition, Cluster Mission Milan participants are welcome to come to the Lombardian capital one day earlier and join the networking event. All selected Clusters and SMEs representatives will receive free passes for the Conference provided by the Block.IS Consortium.
Selected participants will be reimbursed up to €750: €300 to cover the stay and up to €450 to cover travel expenses.
Eligible applicants are either: cluster organisations & business network organisations, or SMEs developing blockchain-based solutions.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The deadline for the Cluster Mission application for clusters is EXTENDED until September 10th, 17:00 CEST (Brussels Time).