Concedo - Digital Contracts using Distributed Ledger Technologies
|Coordinator||Luleå tekniska universitet - Avdelningen för datavetenskap|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||January 2017 - December 2017|
|Venture||Personal mobility between societal sectors|
Purpose and goal
Concedo was a collaborative project between Luleå University of Technology and Ericsson Research in Luleå in 2017. The purpose of the project was to create a collaboration in a new technology area, Distributed Ledger Technologies, such as BlockChains. Overall, the exchange between Luleå University of Technology and Ericsson Research in Luleå has meant a clear increase in skills for Kåre Synnes, where the mobility between academia and industry has been a decisive factor for the gained insights.
Expected results and effects
Concedo has been studying technology for distributed leagues and related technologies, initially focused on blockchains (eg Etherum) and then upcoming technologies (such as hashgraphs, such as Swirld and Iota). The plan is to publish a survey in spring 2018 based on this work. Initial studies have resulted in academic publications such as at UBICOMM. The project has met the goals set, as the exchange has led to joint seminars, workshops, networks and applications as well as a competence building in the area.
Planned approach and implementation
The project was well planned, but did not count on the time it takes to draw up an agreement regarding the project. The agreement was completed in February / March, after which it took several weeks before access was given to Ericsson. When the foremost partner at Ericsson Research in Luleå ended his job, this was a natural break in the planning. The contact with researchers at Ericsson Research in Lund could in some ways outweigh this, but the project lost pace. Nevertheless, the knowledge gained through the exchange is of great importance for future collaborations.