WELCOME TO THE AUSTRIAN BLOCKCHAIN CENTER

We are an interdisciplinary research institute focused on Blockchain and related technologies based in Vienna.

The Center’s mission is to be the one-stop-shop Austrian Research Center for Blockchain (and related) technologies to be applied in industrial applications like industry 4.0 / IoT as well as financial, energy, logistics, government and administrative applications. Those new applications and business models resulting from collaborations between established players, innovative startups and top R&D institutes will be the key for the creation of new jobs and establishing Austria among the top ten innovative countries in Europe.

OUR SERVICES

Together with our scientific partners we provide services for a wide variety of industries ranging from Financial Services to Manufacturing. Our research is partially funded under the COMET program of the Austrian Federal Financing Agency.

IDEAS AND CONCEPTS

From the generation of a first idea to clear concepts. We help you identify Blockchain usecases in your company.

RESEARCH FUNDING

We are happy to assist you in applying for and carrying out funded research projects.

Workshops

We run workshops and courses from in-house trainings to larger corporate events.

Technology Transfer

We see our clients as partners and involve them in the projects in a way that an optimal technology transfer can take place.

Basic Research

We aim to advance the understanding of Blockchain from cryptography to legal aspects.

INNOVATION PROJECTS

We offer non-funded innovation projects, also to continue funded projects or to be free from funding guidelines.

Comet Projects

We offer applied and strategic research supported under the COMET program of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency.

CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS

We offer regular seminars and conferences for the dissemination of expertise and knowledge.

“The research expertise of the Austrian Blockchain Center and its scientific partner RIAT enables us to create the digital identity of the future. “
Daniel E. Gosterxeier VID International
"Within the framework of the ABC, scientists from the fields of computer science, mechanical engineering, law and economics work together on an interdisciplinary basis. ABC is therefore ideally positioned to promote and advance the use of blockchain technology as a scientific one-stop-shop."
Alfred Taudes, Research Institute for Crypto Economics
Vienna University for Economics and Business
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AREAS

Our center provides interdisciplinary research across the following areas

Area 1

addresses the technical and theoretical foundations of distributed ledger technology. The area will also address technical aspects of different types of Blockchains and “Non-Blockchains”, Smart Contracts and transparency on the Blockchain.

CRYPTOGRAPHY, TECHNOLOGY & SECURITY

Area 2


addresses new business models, economic potentials and problems. The area will study economic questions that arise in any peer-to-peer system and investigate DLT based decentralized business models in specific application domains.

CRYPTOECONOMIC MODELLING & BLOCKCHAIN APPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS

Area 3


focuses on the technological aspects of Blockchains in Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. The convergence of Blockchain with emerging technologies in those fields will be at the centre of the activities

EMERGING INDUSTRIES & BLOCKCHAIN IN MANUFACTURING

Area 4


investigates and develops scalable data science methods, tools and services that contribute to a better understanding of the structure and dynamics of blockchain-based ecosystems and environments.

DATA SCIENCE METHODS FOR BLOCKCHAIN ANALYTICS & PREDICTION

Area 5


aims to address legal questions arising under current legislation including matters of private, public and tax law, tries to address concepts and suggestions for future legal frameworks and starts to analyse further political implications.

LEGAL & POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS

OUR SCIENTIFIC PARTNERS

OUR COMPANY PARTNERS

architecture, building, business

We are an application-oriented research organisation and thus focused on the needs of companies. A selection of our company partners can be found here.

RESEARCH FUNDING

The COMET centre ABC – Austrian Blockchain Center is funded within the framework of COMET – Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies by BMK, BMDW and the provinces of Vienna, Lower Austria and Vorarlberg. The COMET programme is managed by FFG.

NEWS

Jobs

We Are Hiring: Researcher

We are looking for a Phd student/researcher for a research project in cooperation with Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) and Bitpanda

News

Austrian Blockchain Award 2020 – Award Ceremony

Slightly later than originally planned and in a smaller scale due to Corona, the certificates and prizes were handed over to the finalists and winners of the Austrian Blockchain Award 2020 on 28.8.2020.

News

Blockchain Award

The Austrian Blockchain Center (ABC) together with the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber initiated the Austrian Blockchain Award for the first time this year. The Austrian Blockchain Award aims to honour outstanding and unique blockchain projects that demonstrate a sustainable business model, proven practical suitability and disruptive application possibilities.