BlockchainHub Berlin and BlockchainHub Graz were invited by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economics, Science and Research to participate in an Ideahacking-Workshop on 6th/7th May 2017 which took place at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. The aim was to develop a Blockchain Roadmap for Austria. Prior to that event, at the beginning of this year, BlockchainHub organized a workshop with relevant policy makers and heads of administrations giving an introduction to Blockchain, smart contracts and the decentral web, including current use cases, and an outlook on the state of the technology as well as development cycles. Together with the the policy makers present, next steps and action plans for idea hacking event in May where designed. In this 2 day interactive and multi stakeholder workshop, 60 movers and shakers of Austrian blockchain community als well as international experts formed five break out sessions around: Supply Chain, Identity, Tax Law, Energy and Finance/Cryptocurrencies. The outcome of that event where potential pilot projects and a policy paper.

Hosted by: Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
State Secretary Dr. Harald Mahrer

Selected experts who participated in the event:
Max Tertinegg (Co-founder of Coinfinity)
Nina-Luisa Siedler (Business lawyer and advisor at BlockchainHub)
Thomas Zeinzinger (Founder BlockchainHub Graz)
Joachim Lohkamp (Founder and CEO of Jolocom)
Dr. Shermin Voshmgir (Founder BlockchainHub)
Prof. Jeffrey Owens (Head of Department for Tax Law, Vienna University of Economics)
Prof. Alfred Taudes (Department for Information Systems, Vienna University of Economics)
Ewald Hesse (Grid Singularity)
Ralph Picher (Riat & Ethereum Meetup Vienna)
Andreas Perterson (
Markus Sabadello (Danube Tech)
Tom Fürstner (

Media Sources: Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy