Organized by the Trusted IoT Alliance, the Blockchain and the City Challenge is designed to address use cases for decarbonized mobility and urban life. It is a follow-up to the Smart E-Mobility Challenge that concluded in May 2019.
The Challenge is championed by a group of eco-responsible, innovative companies, local communities, public services, and blockchain technology-oriented organizations who are active in the City of Lyon, France. The Challenge will feature two workshop/hackathons to be staged at La Ruche Industrielle,
an innovation hub in a former Bosch Rexroth factory in Venissieux (outside of Lyon). Winning teams will receive a cash reward and a Proof of Concept to be staged at LaRuche.
The Blockchain in the City Challenge focuses on blockchain-based use cases for urban transportation, urban industry, decarbonized mobility and the various other related use cases combining blockchain, IoT and city life in large metropolitan areas.
The main goal of the Challenge is to jointly develop solutions which provide real world value-add to the many aspects of city life in the near future, including services for city life.
The Challenge is designed to enhance the journey of an inhabitant of a large city anywhere in the world (such as Lyon) in an attainable near future. This inhabitant will commute with multimodal urban transportation means, including smart parking, smart charging services. He or she may work in a typical working day in a light industry urban factory, a fablab, a repair shop, a logistic service, and so on.
The Challenge looks at a complete journey, and the infrastructure levering it. The context for constraints and attributes of city life in the Challenge are as follows:
The Challenge infrastructure is typically a set of decentralized marketplaces or data hubs, which can be used by different stakeholders according the requirements outlined above. It is important that the means of onboarding new partners are simple. In particular, they should not require the use of complicated and advanced APIs and data structures. They should fit in well with MS Excel-like data transfer mechanisms and with typical IT environments, including corporate firewalls and VPNs.
A number of interesting use cases can be built on this core infrastructure. For example:
Key concerns for all use cases: Connection of blockhains and things, ID management, confidentiality of privacy and commercial data, assessment of environmental and societal impacts.
The following Use Cases are "living," which means they are constantly evolving. They are designed to spur ideation and innovation as the Challenge moves forward.
Click on each to download the Use Case Summary:
The following organizations are generously contributing their time, money and technology to ensure a successful Challenge. Our thanks and appreciation to all of them!
Principal Partners may participate in some or all of the following activities:
Technology Partners may participate in some or all of the following activities:
The following events are currently scheduled for the Blockchain and the City Challenge. Bookmark this page for frequent updates!
Note: The November 13-15 hackathon in Lyon is a first step in a process of solution ideation and development. In Lyon, each team will submit a preliminary project spec, an architecture and a model. For this phase of the Challenge, we will require a solid blockchain architecture proposal and a good model. Following the hackathon, the Challenge will continue into 2020, allowing for further advancements of each submission.
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