The Austrian Blockchain Landscape 🇦🇹

Austrian Blockchain Landscape 3.0

The Austrian Blockchain Landscape was initially created by enliteAI CEO and international AI expert Clemens Wasner and CryptoRobby in January 2018.

January 2020 release v3.0

This updated version v3.0 includes 11 new organisations, with a total of 145. Newly added companies & institutions are marked with “v3.0” for easier identification in the text below the infographic.

For the first release in 2020 we added research projects and major events in Austria. Find the full Ecosystem map under Enlite Webpage.

Would you like your company to be included? Simply send us an email to robert(@)schwertner.com – we’re happy to keep track of your request.

The blockchain landscape includes startups, accelerators and universities – as well as a large number of public institutions, initiatives, events and communities. We take this strong backing as a promising sign that the Austrian Blockchain landscape goes well beyond adopting new technology, but is also discussed in a wider societal context.

This updated version v3.0 of January 2020 includes
more than 30 research projects and events.

What´s new:

  • TPA tax consultants are proactively examining blockchain use cases in various fields, e.g. taxation, real estate and also publish papers on legal matters, e.g. a recent paper on Security Token Offering
  • Kurant GmbH offers Bitcoin ATM-machines. New ATMs are available at Österreichische Post AG in Salzburg, Bregenz, Villach and Innsbruck
  • Kassandro of it-park GmbH is a cash register which recently offers payment services for Bitcoin
  • Coinpanion provides professional assistance for cryptocurrency trading using a robo-advisor
  • Sproof developed a blockchain-based document verification system
  • d-fine is a software which enables pioneering companies across industries to design, build and ship blockchain-based solutions
  • Tributech enables companies to secure and share data across organizations in a selective and tamper-proof way
  • Smart Digital GmbH combines new drone management systems and blockchain technology. In particular location data are securely written on blockchain
  • DAAA has recently been founded to support and sustainably develop an ecosystem for digital assets in Austria
  • The Josef Ressel Center for Blockchain-Technologies is a research institute at the University of Applied Sciences St.Pölten. Its focus is research on blockchain and distributed ledger technology

Key Findings of 2019, Outlook on 2020

  • We see several Security Token offerings being prepared behind the scenes which will be launched later in 2020.
  • With Facebook introducing the Libra cryptocurrency we expect that blockchain technology will receive more attention by large companies especially from banking, insurance and related financial services industry
  • Several startups ended their activities, but others are starting business
  • Big players, larger law and consultancy firms are entering the scene.

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Research Projects NEW!

Research Projects – ENERGY

  • Digital4Energy – Digital Technologies for Energy Systems
  • ProChain – Prosumer- und user integration in the energy grid with blockchain
  • Blockchain Grid explores how producers of energy can be coordinated, and how blockchain technology could be used to integrate prosumers
  • R2EC – Regional Renewable Energy Cells
  • SonnWende+ – Efficient solutions for photovoltaic energy management based on blockchain technology
  • HotCity – Gamification als as an option for generating data for city planning
  • P2PQ – Peer2Peer in the district
  • GameOpSys – Gamification for optimising the energy consumption of buildings
  • BEYOND – Blockchain based Electricity trading for the integration Of National and Decentralized local markets
  • BIMCHAIN – Automated payment and contract management for construction industry with blockchain technology and BIM 5D
  • DigitalEnergy4All – DigitalEnergy4All with Digital Citizen Energy Communities

Research Projects – MOBILITY

  • Cycle4Value – Development of a blockchain-based reward system for fostering bicycle traffic
  • PLOGchain – Blockchain technologies for transport – use cases and research potentials
  • ShareMob – Innovative E-carsharing-concept as a tool for improving mobility in Vienna

Research Projects – INDUSTRY

  • Block-Tool-Data – Exploratory Project for a Blockchain-based Tool Data Marketplace
  • DMA – Data Market Austria
  • Easy Contracts – Blockchain-Applications for Organisations
  • GDP4PI – Generic data integration platform for the physical internet
  • NutriSafe – Securing of Food Production and Logistics with Distributed Ledger Technology
  • QM auf Blockchain – Blockchain basiertes Quality Management
  • SEMCON – Semantic Containers for Data Mobility
  • Smart-Toolbox – Smart-Toolbox for Community-Blockchains
  • Instigo – Instigo – The World’s first Autonomous Growth Hacker

Research Projects – FINTECH

  • BiKrCuMa – BitPanda Crypto Currency Market V2.0
  • CI MPP – Crowdinvesting Market Place Plattform
  • difacturo – Invoicing on Blockchain

Clusters and Research Centers

Blockchain Companies & Startups

Applications

This section contains applications in the energy sector and companies developing closed blockchain systems with for a specific application like ticketing, security, e-commerce, taxation or invoicing.

Consulting

In this section consulting agencies which focus on blockchain related advice are listed.

Crypto Mining

Companies in this category offer either mining hardware or mine for cryptocurrencies.

Development & Software

This box contains important software developers with experience in smart contract programming related coding.

Exchange, Trading, Investing

This category focuses on exchange of crypto currencies, Crypto teller machines, trading and investing in blockchain projects and ICOs.

Legal & Tax

Due to the high activity in the Blockchain space many law firms have experience in setting up and supporting ICOs.

Startup

This section contains applications startups which offer coins, and companies developing closed blockchain systems with for a specific application like ticketing, security, e-commerce, taxation or invoicing.

Universities & Educational Institutions

Austrian universities conduct blockchain both economical and technical research. At the end of 2017 Vienna’s University of Economics and Business launched the Institute of Cryptoeconomics, which will focus on new business models. In addition a number of private institutions offers education and trainings, covering blockchain basics up to investments,  development and business case modelling.

Research

Extra-university research facilities are small in number but contribute substantially to blockchain related science and applied research.

OrganiSations & Communities

Austria has a very large blockchain community with more than 10.000 blockchainers – with local organisations in each province.

Public

Activities from public players is strong in Austria, both in form of initiatives, as well as in pilot projects like open government data.

Media

Four publishing enterprises have been added, they are very active in the crypto sphere and provide specific news and content related to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

Accelerators & Incubators

A healthy blockchain eco-system not only requires developers, finance experts and researchers, but also mentoring and finance from seasoned entrepreneurs. Fortunately, there are accelerators and incubators across the country, often linked with co-working spaces and local organisations.

Conferences

‍Source: EnliteAI & Cryptorobby
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