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(30 June 2020) - The Commission announced today the winners of the European Innovation Council Prize on Blockchains for Social Good.

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The prize aims to recognise and support the efforts made by developers and civil society in exploring the applications of blockchains for social innovation.

A total of €5 million has been awarded to six winners, who will work on identifying scalable and high-impact blockchain solutions to address various societal challenges, such as delivery of international aid, verifying authenticity of online content, utilising renewable energy, and many more.

The six winning solutions come from Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK and they strongly relate to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in contributing to responsible production and consumption patterns, renewable energy use, disaster relief and economic inclusion.

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