SEED Event and Hackathon

Date
25 – 28 February 2019

The Scientific Ecosystem Experimentation with Decentralization (SEED) event is a combination of symposium, think tank and incubator organised with the aim to test decentralized technologies to improve collaborative science and research.

Validity Labs in partnership with ETH Library Lab, an innovation initiative of the ETH Library and the Library of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is organising a four-day event to provide a platform for demonstrating the benefits of blockchain technology for the research infrastructure, in particular for supporting scientific collaboration, early sharing and efficient allocation of funding for research.

SEED will include interdisciplinary keynotes, blockchain training, lectures on science economics, patents and intellectual property, research funding, evaluation systems and communication in the academic environment.

After the two-day symposium, the participants will join forces and use these solid foundations to identify novel applications for decentralized technologies in the research infrastructure. The best projects will be developed during the incubator by a team of developers into disruptive open source prototypes.

Target audience
Researchers, librarians, funding agencies, publishers, technologists, policy-makers, executives and startups.

Individuals who do not come from the research environment but are interested in entering the blockchain and related technologies may also register to participate.

 A detailed program is available on the website.

Hack & SEED hackathon

The hackathon takes place from 27th February to 1st March 2019 (a month following the World Economic Forum). Hack & SEED focuses on the topics of Global Goals for Sustainable Development and the decentralized technology. The admission to this 2-day event is free and based on the registration forms. Registration is now open.

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