ONTOCHAIN Summit & Hackathons bring web3 innovators to deliver a trustworthy internet
The awaited second edition of the ONTOCHAIN Summit for a Trustworthy Internet is set to take place on 22 June 2023, providing an opportunity for the entire EU web3 ecosystem to gain valuable insights from experts, engage in meaningful discussions, and meet the achievements of the ONTOCHAIN Project, after nearly three years of intense project implementation. ONTOCHAIN is developed under the European Commission’s Next Generation Internet initiative; it explores and delivers novel interoperable on-chain and off-chain data, ontology, knowledge and information management methods.
At the core of the ONTOCHAIN Summit will be a Keynote Speech about Scalability, Replicability & Exploitability for blockchain-based applications at the EU level, followed by a Roundtable discussion. Experts from diverse fields will converge to analyse the topic from multifaceted perspectives, offering valuable insights and stimulating discussions.
The event will take place online and registration is free.
To maintain the momentum generated by the ONTOCHAIN Summit, two online hackathons will be hosted, inviting participants to demonstrate their skills in developing innovative applications to solve real-world challenges, on top of the ONTOCHAIN software ecosystem services:
- Hackathon #1 – Developing trustworthy applications that address human rights (23 & 24 of June)
- Hackathon #2 – Developing trustworthy applications for commerce & other services (30 of June & 01 of July)
This will be a great opportunity for web3 innovators to network with other like-minded individuals, gain valuable experience in developing blockchain-based applications and win one of the 6 prizes up to €3,000.
Applications for the online ONTOCHAIN Hackathons are open until 15 June 2023 (17:00 CEST) and participation is limited to 20 teams per Hackathon.
About Next Generation Internet (NGI)
The NGI initiative is funding “commons” and open-source projects, both at the European and national levels. Several initiatives, including some digital commons communities, call for specific needs that the NGI initiative groups and connects these networks within the NGI Ecosystem, enabling sharing of expertise, knowledge, and the current concentration of Internet resources. The NGI is also actively promoting open calls launched by the European Commission and by the NGI project partners targeting strategic digital commons and giving opportunities for researchers and innovators to fund and support their ideas.
Digital Commons are among the core assets to pursue Europe’s Digital Sovereignty. The future of technologies must support a fair and democratic Europe and seek prosperous opportunities by shaping tomorrow’s digital society. The NGI Initiative sees that Europe has great potential to position itself at the forefront of an open and democratic digital nation.
ONTOCHAIN marries the Semantic Web with Blockchain to deliver a novel software ecosystem for trusted, traceable, and transparent ontological knowledge management. ONTOCHAIN, which is developed under the European Commission’s Next Generation Internet initiative, explores and delivers novel interoperable on-chain and off-chain data, ontology, knowledge and information management methods.
The ONTOCHAIN software ecosystem consists of a novel protocol/Interfaces suite grouped into high-level application protocols, such as data provenance, reputation models, decentralised oracles, market mechanisms, ontology representation and management, privacy aware and secure data exchange, multi-source identity verification, value sharing and incentives and similar, and core protocols that include smart contracts, authorisation, certification, event gateways, identity management and identification, secure and privacy aware decentralised storage, data semantics and semantic linking, ONTOCHAIN optimisation and similar.
The ONTOCHAIN software ecosystem will demonstrate its potential in high impact domains, such as eHealth, eGovernment, eEducation, eCommerce, decentralised infrastructures and similar in order to achieve trustworthy information exchange and trustworthy and transactional content handling.