The techDetector is the first technology radar giving an overview of emerging technologies that have the potential to influence the area of sustainable development in the future. It lists future technologies from all sectors of sustainable development and assesses their potential impact on sustainability and gender equality. The techDetector helps inform, sensitize and support foresight processes, enabling better decision-making by providing sound information on technological developments.
Innovation Tag: Blockchain
QualiChain project is guided by the vision to transform and revolutionise the domain of public and education as well as its interfaces with the labour market, policy making, public sector administrative procedures and the wider socio-economic developments, taking advantage of blockchain and other technologies. The ASEP pilot focused on optimising internal evaluation procedures pertinent to the selection and recruitment of public sector personnel with respect to the candidates’ qualifications.
Guided by a vision with people at its heart, WFP is harnessing the benefits of blockchain technology in its operations. Since 2017, WFP and its partners have been applying blockchain technology through the “Building Blocks” (BB) project to help achieve its mission while working with the wider United Nations/INGO community to push for greater efficiency across humanitarian and development operations.
In response to the Australian Government’s National Blockchain Roadmap the Blockchain Excise Platform digitises and tracks a taxable commodity (in this case pure litres of alcohol). It connects producers and regulator with real-time access to new data, generating productivity benefits and reducing illicit activity. A first of its kind blockchain ecosystem connecting the regulator to industry to more effectively control the movement, transfer and payment of liabilities for an excise commodity.
e-insan is an integrated platform, offering a wide range of services based on equal opportunity and accessibility for employment and lifelong professional development. In addition, it supports data-driven decision-making processes. The platform provides job and internship opportunities, online training for employees, and many contents of career development for youth and creates a talent pool with verified data. Blockchain-supported e-insan increases efficiency and transparency in HR management.
MiLAB - Govtech and Public Impact Laboratory, aims to contribute on the digital transformation acceleration of the public sector, by connecting it, through collaboration and open innovation strategies, with start-ups and SMEs that uses emergent technologies and innovative methodologies. MiLAB successfully specialized its activity within the public impact ecosystem, attending the high demand and global tendency of rely on digital innovator among the Government.
A problem for companies and owners of companies is that they need to engage with many different authorities to conduct their business. Instead of building solutions in a siloed approach we aim to build into the ecosystem by integrating different actors and enabling the business to control their own data using blockchains and digital wallets. This is both a new approach and use of a combination of new technologies that benefits the companies.
In an increasingly digital world, Participa.gov represents our vision for civic participation in political decision-making processes. Participa.gov is the Portuguese Public Administration's centralized, cross-cutting platform for facilitating participatory processes at all levels of government. It employs cutting-edge technology to ensure that citizens can actively participate in policy decision-making via secure and transparent mechanisms that foster trust.
OpenCerts is a blockchain-based, open-source platform for issuing and validating tamper-resistant digital academic certificates. Users will not have to worry about any personal information being leaked as academic records of the certificate and personal data are not published on the blockchain. Since a public blockchain is owned by the community and easily accessible by anyone, there is no need to run or maintain services to verify OpenCerts.
BanQu is the first ever blockchain-based (patented) Supply Chain & Economic Passport platform that enables transparency, traceability, equity and sustainability for farmers (especially women), workers, waste pickers living in extreme poverty. BanQu has also become the leading platform for ensuring COVID-19 supplies are reaching the most vulnerable nations and communities in the MENA region. BanQu is being used in 40+ countries across over 1 million last-mile-first-mile beneficiaries today.