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Funding for Blockchain Reality Lab

The transformation of the Rhineland coal mining region towards the Green Deal goals poses great challenges to Northrhine Westfalia but also offers a once-in-a-century change for innovation. In the next years, the state and federal governments will make significant structural funds available for numerous projects on central issues such as climate protection, energy, digitalization, and sustainable business. As the very first project within the SofortprogramPLUS of these initiatives, the Blockchain Reality Lab in Hürth near Cologne has been awarded funding from the STARK program of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWI). I5 Professor Wolfgang Prinz, Deputy Executive Director of Fraunhofer FIT, achieved the initial € 4.7 mio. funding notice on March 12, 2021 from NRW Minister of Economics, Innovation, Digitalization, and Energy (MWIDE) Professor Andreas Pinkwart, BMWI State Secretary Elisabeth Winkelmeier-Becker, and Torsten Safarik, President of the Federal Office for International Business and Export Controls (BAFA).

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FINAL_PM_Blockchain-Reallabor_12032021.docx — ZIP archive, 80Kb

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