Bloomen IDEAthon

Join us at Semeli Hotel on the 23rd and 24th of January 2020 and win €1,000!

Can a complex technology like Blockchain improve workflows in the media industry and support better compensation for creators?

Who We Are

The Bloomen consortium has been brought together based on the research excellence, commercial success and, most importantly, the complementarity as well as the commitment of its partners.

The consortium consists of three pilot partners/industry experts (Deutsche Welle, BMAT and Antenna), each of them coming to the project with a unique business case with high innovation potential.
The content partners will be supported by one leading EU research organisation (ICCS/NTUA).
Four partners bring in IT technology and data know-how (Worldline, BMAT, Kendraio and ATC) to ensure that a market-ready system and a set of cutting edge services will be delivered after being thoroughly evaluated in real-world business settings.
The consortium partners come from five different Member States (Spain, Greece, Germany, UK and Cyprus).

We need your expertise

The Bloomen consortium is launching Bloomen IDEAthon 2020. This is an event that aims to bring both technical and business people from the community, for not only enhancing the operations of the consortium through idea building and problem-solving but also introduce blockchain technology as a tool for innovators wanting to disrupt the current state-of-art.

Suggested Topics to work on

  • Copyrights conflict resolution.
  • Secure distributed storage of media content
  • How to pay VAT when you use a virtual currency.
  • Media item ownership certification.
  • A rewards system for media consumers using a virtual currency.
  • How to battle fake news with blockchain.
  • Or… Suggest your own idea!

Get involved, learn and earn!

The event will run for a full day on the 23rd and a half day on the 24th of January 2020!

The teams competing will have the chance to win €1,000 and news coverage on their ideas from ANT1 Television and


Thursday – January 23rd

Arrival & Coffee10:00 – 10:20
Welcome note & brief overview for the day by Michalis Odysseos10:20 – 10:25
Bloomen introduction and overview by Antonio Paradell Bondia10:25 – 10:35
Bloomen architecture by Antonis Litke, ICCS, NTUA10:35 – 10:50
Bloomen Pitches by use case leaders (10 minutes each) 10:50 – 11:20
Break11:20 – 11:35
Q&A11:35 – 12:00
Assignments to teams and further discussion12:00 – 13:00
Lunch 13:00 – 14:00
Business and Technical teams work on their ideas with the assistance of Bloomen partners14:00 – 17:00
Happy Hour17:00 – 18:00

January 24th 

Arrival & Coffee9:30 – 9:50
Welcome note & brief overview for the day by Michalis Odysseos9:50 – 10:00
Pitch preparations from the teams10:00 – 11:15
Break11:15 – 11:30
Pitches from the teams (7 minutes each)11:30 – 12:30
Judge Panel Pitch evaluation12:30 – 12:50
Awards Ceremony12:50 – 13:10


Visit this Google Forms Link to register your interest and we will get in touch with you!
Please send your ideas by the 17th of January.

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A Horizon2020 project

With the backing of the European Commission, we are giving you the opportunity to get involved in an H2020 project utilizing blockchain technology for better copyrights management.

Supported by

Semeli Hotel – Nicosia – Cyprus

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