R3 Put Out a Call to Action — And the Corda Community Responded.

May 20, 2020

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)

CertifyMe (IDWorks)

Digital Certificates: Bringing the UK back to work.

For more info contact hello@idworks.io

2. Guild1

Guild1

Assessing and encouraging compliance with public health best practices

For more info contact jb@guild1.com

3. NU Credits

NU Credits

Trade credit facility to help buyers financing their PPE procurement orders

For more information contact admin@nu-credits.com

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:

  1. BlackGull— A B2B network platform that helps SME to access finance and information. For more information, contact ricardo@blackgull.co
  2. 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 sudler@inttk.com
  3. 0TenTic8 — Supply Chain That you Trust. For more information contact hi@08.group
  4. Project Horus (Phaethon Technologies)- A global collective effort to set provenance and initiate fair distribution of vaccines. For more information contact athil@phaethon.tech

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.


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