R3 Put Out a Call to Action — And the Corda Community Responded
In April, R3 launched the Corda Challenge: Call to Action with the objective of sourcing and supporting innovative startups addressing a challenge caused by COVID-19, using Corda.
With submissions from over 20 countries and as many industries, we were thrilled at how quickly the Corda community came together to rise to the challenge. The quality of the applications was very high, but today R3 is pleased to announce the three winning initiatives:
1. CertifyMe (IDWorks)
Digital Certificates: Bringing the UK back to work.
For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Assessing and encouraging compliance with public health best practices
For more info contact email@example.com
3. NU Credits
Trade credit facility to help buyers financing their PPE procurement orders
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners will receive support from R3 alongside our ecosystem partners Vacuumlabs and LeadBlock Partners, to accelerate time to market through development, stakeholder engagement, advice and capital.
During times of extreme disruption, whether economic or social, we believe we must work together to solve the problems resulting from this virus. We are really proud to be working with Vacuumlabs, who have stepped up and offered their engineering support to a winning project to help accelerate time to market.
Vaccumlabs provides teams of flexible software engineers and designers with years of experience building fintech, online marketplaces, and digital products.
We are also pleased to announce the four runners up:
- BlackGull — A B2B network platform that helps SME to access finance and information. For more information, contact email@example.com
- Internet Think Tank, Inc. — Contact tracing by enabling healthcare professionals to securely communicate information about infected patients and those potentially exposed. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- 0TenTic8 — Supply Chain That you Trust. For more information contact email@example.com
- Project Horus (Phaethon Technologies)- A global collective effort to set provenance and initiate fair distribution of vaccines. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank all applicants for rising to the challenge, and our partners LeadBlock Partners and Vacuumlabs for valuable support in accelerating the winning solutions to market.
-R3′ Venture Development team