Blockchain = Collaboration: Day Program

Day program on blockchain collaboration between the Netherlands and Germany on January 29th, 2020.

The Program

On January 29th, 2020, BerChain together with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin and Factory Berlin are organising a full-day and evening program on blockchain collaboration, in particular between the Netherlands and Germany.

Why collaboration?

Collaboration still remains one of the biggest challenges in the adoption of Blockchain technologies. Germany and The Netherlands have been at the forefront of driving the technology and moreover they have a presence of a vibrant, active communities in their respective countries. It has become clear that in particular technologies like Blockchain are made for collaboration, and it’s essential to pursue this across borders, in particular where countries are so close, but companies often don’t even known about each others existence. This one-day program brings together the involved stakeholders from public and private sector across two countries, to showcase their work, exchange ideas and enable cooperation and understanding to further accelerate the space.


Day Program

Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park
‘Cinema’, 5th floor.
Löhmuhlenstrasse 65
12435 Berlin, Germany

1. Blockchain Brunch at Factory Berlin

Blockchain Brunch

During the Blockchain Brunch, co-organised between Factory Berlin’s Blockchain Circle and BerChain, we will explore public services use cases for blockchain.

All participants have the opportunity to introduce themselves in a 2.5 minute pitch, and join a panel for further discussion afterwards.

Factory Berlin Görlitzer PArk


10:00 Registration & brunch
10:30 Welcome by BerChain & Factory
10:40 Participants’ introductions
10:50 Panel
11:45 More brunch
12:30 End

After the Blockchain Brunch, participants can enjoy lunch at the Factory Berlin Kitchen (paid) and when interested, join a tour through Factory starting at 13:30.

Space is limited, registration via Eventbrite

2. Blockchain = Collaboration: Ecosystem Exchange Sessions

The ecosystem exchange creates connections and enables the sharing of knowledge between the Dutch and the Berlin blockchain ecosystem in an interactive setting. Every session led by a key representative is followed by a short Q&A session, giving the audience the opportunity to interact.

The attendees of this event are key influencers and connectors from the Berlin blockchain ecosystem and public sector alongside the Dutch delegation of blockchain community members. The event will be open to the public with a balanced mix between german and dutch ecosystem participants. Space is limited, so register via Eventbrite as soon as possible.


13:30 Registration

Part 1: Germany

14:15 Welcome by Factory Berlin, introduction to the Factory Berlin Ecosystem and the importance of collaboration (Catherine Bischoff, CRO Factory Berlin).
14:30 BerChain and the Berlin Blockchain Ecosystem (Ricardo Garcia, Vice-President at BerChain e.V.) and some of the BerChain members.
14:50 How to open a blockchain start-up in Berlin by Berlin Partner (Ingo Voges, Berlin Partner).
15:10 Blockchain-Energy ecosystem introduction by Energy Web Foundation (Meerim Ruslanova, EWF).

15:30 Coffee break

Part 2: Netherlands

16:00 The Dutch blockchain startups and scale-up ecosystem (Rudolf van Ee, Blockchain Netherlands) and members.
16:20 Odyssey, the hackathon and the ecosystem (Victoria Ous, Incubation Lead at Odyssey).

Part 3: German Blockchain Strategy

16:40 The German Blockchain Strategy by the German Federal Ministry of Economics (Sarah Basic, BMWi)
+ Q&A session.

17:30 End & Bus transfer to the Embassy of the Netherlands (for those registered and accepted to the evening reception).

Space is limited, registration via Eventbrite

3. Invite-only new year’s reception

The evening reception takes place at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin with executives from the German and the Dutch blockchain scene and political leaders from both nations. The event is curated and only accessible to a selected audience.

Read more about the Blockchain = Collaboration: Evening Reception.

© Dutch Embassy in Berlin, photographer: Hans Christian Krass

Event Partners

Dutch Embassy in Berlin

Factory Berlin


Blockchain Netherlands

Berlin Partner