Blockchain for Social Good

by City of Turin, University of Turin and Nesta Italia

This event brought together policymakers, startups, researchers and other representatives of academia, and anyone else interested in the space of blockchain and its potential.

The event opened with the launch of the €5m European Commission Prize: “Blockchains for social good”. The prize has been designed by the European Commission to promote scalable, efficient and high-impact decentralized solutions to social innovation challenges leveraging the technology used in blockchain.will be

The presentation of the prize had been followed by the panel ‘Uncovering the potential of blockchain‘ with the participation of Guido Boella (Professor, University of Turin), Andrea Bracciali (Lecturer, University of Stirling), Marcella Atzori (Blockchain Advisor and International Coordinator, TrustedChain) and Massimiliano Sala (Professor, University of Trento). Leonardo Camiciotti, Executive Director at TOP-IX Consortium will moderate the discussion. Among others, Alessandro Lombardi, Microsoft’s Digital Transformation Advisor, also participated.

Francesca Bria (Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer, Barcelona City Council), Paola Pisano (Deputy Mayor for Innovation and Smart City, City of Turin), Cristina Tajani (Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Milan) and Fabrizio Sestini (Senior Expert for Social Digital Innovation, DG) presented the ‘Benefits of blockchain in cities‘, a panel chaired by Marco Zappalorto, Director, Nesta Italia.

Throughout the event, a few successful examples of blockchain applications had been showcased by corporates, startups and universities.

The event closed with a networking reception until 16:00 followed by a pitching session about the social goods security aspects introduced by the blockchain, moderated by TOP-IX Consortium.

Date and Time

Fri 15 December 2017

09:00 – 17:00 CET


Open Incet

Via Cigna 96/17

10155 Turin