Fostering a Human-Centred,
Trustworthy and
Sustainable Internet

TrustChain supports innovators to develop
the Next Generation Internet protocols

Up to ~8,8 millions € funding, mentoring
and access to top infrastructure


Empower citizens, civil society
and organizations to better
govern their online data thanks
to a human-centric approach

Ensure individuals self-sovereign
identity and virtual identity management

Ensure data privacy and
resilience with secure and
trustworthy data pathways

Ensure trust on the Internet
and empowering citizen
with online democratic
organisation and mechanisms

Develop new business and
sustainable models for data sharing and online services exchange based on decentralised technologies and open source

Ensure greenness and
energy efficiency of the
TrustChain ecosystem
of decentralised software

17 projects get up to 117k €

Navigating the intricacies of data transfer between blockchains poses a multifaceted challenge rooted in the complex landscape of knowledge, encompassing rules, policies, and regulations. Interoperability is a key aspect, as different blockchains often operate on distinct protocols and consensus mechanisms, requiring a harmonized framework for effective state transfer. Scalability is equally crucial, especially in the context of a rapidly expanding blockchain landscape, necessitating solutions that can accommodate the increasing volume of transactions without compromising efficiency.
The challenge extends to ensuring the security and privacy of transferred states, as sensitive data may traverse multiple blockchains. Striking a balance between privacy and transparency becomes imperative, necessitating robust encryption mechanisms and adherence to regulatory standards. This is why a specific set of challenges needs to be addressed in Open Call #4.

Apply until 17 July 2024 at 17:00 [Brussels time]

TrustChain aims to set up an External Pool of Evaluators to support the review process of the proposals received from TrustChain Open call #4 – Multi chains support for NGI protocols. The External Pool of Evaluators gathers a set of recognized independent experts highly knowledgeable on different NGI relevant topics and application domains at the intersection between the technical field (e.g Software Engineering, Network Security, Semantic Web, Cryptography, Blockchain, Digital Twin, Blockchain Security, Blockchain Protocol, Zero-Knowledge Proofs, Multi-Party Computation, Homomorphic Encryption, Data Privacy, Data Governance), the Social sciences and Humanities (e.g Social Innovation, not-for-profit sector, Social Entrepreneurship, public goods) as well as any others including economics, environment, art, design, which can contribute to NGI TrustChain relevant vision.

Call for Expression of Interest for experts is open from 17 June 2024 until 04 July 2024 (17:00 CEST)


Equity Free

Up to EUR 117.000 per sub-grantee

Mentoring & Coaching

Access to various multidisciplinary expertise and webinars;
Support for scaling up innovative business and/or service models

Visibility & Promotion

Promotion of project/ achievements towards TrustChain community


Access to a wider NGI community;
Opportunities to setup new research and cross-collaboration projects;
Presence in top EU events related with blockchain;
Matchmaking service between innovators, connections with some accelerators and/or venture capitalists for the ones who end up implementing the solutions.


call for papers

TrustChain at IEEE Blockchain 2024

Calling for papers! We accept a
small number of papers (around 8 at most) for oral presentations and have thematic panel sessions to discuss emerging socio-technical and policy issues at TrustChain 1st International Workshop on Fostering a Human-Centered, Trustworthy and Sustainable Internet Workshop

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