The Hub provides a physical space for innovation that brings together all stakeholders. The overarching goal of the Hub is to create a local ecosystem of academics, students, and entrepreneurs that drive innovation and contribute to the Algorand ecosystem.
The Hub works closely with the esteemed M.Phil in Fintech course, where students are taught hard (coding) skills in order to empower them to start their own company or make a meaningful impact in the financial services industry.
During their Masters thesis, students then have between 3 and 12 months to take an idea from purely academic research and develop it into a prototype. This can be either in the form of an open source project, or in the form of a commercially viable company. The Hub will work in conjunction with these students, providing support to significantly increase the number of students who start their own companies.
Importantly, the Financial Innovation Hub will bring together Masters students with PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers who help translate the latest academic research into viable projects. On the other hand, the Hub will also facilitate the transfer of knowledge from the practical and application realm back to academic work. This will create a virtuous cycle between practically relevant research and research-relevant innovation.The research into blockchain applications falls under three categories. The first, on decentralized finance (DeFi), will explore the benefits of tokenization in a decentralized marketplace. The second category being blockchain for food traceability. And, the third, explores blockchain to manage digital property rights.
TrustedHealth is a privacy-preserving health data sharing and analytical tool that bridges fragmented patient data gaps within the medical industry.
In the fight against antibiotic resistance, TrustedHealth provides a platform to limit the spread of drug-resistant bacteria by enabling the effective collaboration and secure flow of health data between medical entities.
TrustedHealth utilises the latest in privacy-preserving technologies, blockchain and trusted execution environments, to offer an easy-to-use mobile and web platform for medical entities to limit the spread of drug-resistant bacteria whilst maintaining the privacy of a patient's data and anonymity of infection locations.
Nautilus is working towards the infrastructure on which digital property rights will be created, traded, and redeemed. Our mission is to enable every human on earth to own their personal data and to decide for themselves how this data can be used by others. Our vision is to create a complete replacement of the existing cloud infrastructure which has facilitated an enclosure of data. Using the Nautilus platform, data creators can create a bundle of rights to their data and then decide individually which right they grant to which third party, all without loss of privacy.
Nautilus is a privacy-as-a-service platform that provides two products. First, a Trusted Compute platform which allows data creators to license the use of their personal data without loss of privacy; and second, a personal data wallet which is built on top of theTrusted Compute platform, which facilitates access to any kind of digital assets for users with and without smartphones. This makes the wallet a prime candidate to provide universal access to central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).
In the current world, students havelimited control over what happens with their personal and academic data.Registree wants to change that. Their platform lays the foundation for astudent data ecosystem which links universities, students and third partiessuch as employers and bursary providers with each other.
FoodPrint is a digital food supply chain platform forsmallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa to digitally participate in foodvalue chains, and directly connect with buyers and other participants. Usingour low-tech WhatsApp chatbot, smallholder farmers capture their harvest andsales data onto the blockchain, which gives them a credible production recordthat unlocks access to previously inaccessible markets and services. Byanchoring in the blockchain, we obtain a single source of truth that istransparent, traceable and positions smallholder farmers to participate in theemerging Web3 economy.
Axone is a platform for content creators to collaborate in a unique way. Inspired by the theory of “parallel universes”, Axone allows content to have alternative parallel paths. Through collaboration, different creators can expand a piece of content by creating an alternate version of it! Alternate versions in turn can have alternate versions resulting in an alternative path of a content’s evolution! Features on Axone include web monetization and NFT minting.