Cambridge Blockchain Prize

January 2020

Submissions Open

2 Nov 2020 (23:59 UK)

Submission Deadline

18 Nov 2020

Judging and Awards (To be Announced)

Submissions are now closed. Thank you everyone for your submissions, we will be in touch with the next steps

Announcement:

We would like to send our very best wishes to all the members of our community in these challenging times. During this crisis, we want to continue with our mission to support ventures and research on decentralized technologies.

We will continue to run the Cambridge Blockchain Prize competition completely virtually. Although it saddens us to cancel all in-person events, we love helping new ideas grow and we will adapt to the circumstances. Details about virtual judging will be announced soon, in the meantime keep working on your great ideas and we are looking forward to your submissions! We have also extended the submission deadline to 2nd Nov 2020, 23:59 UK Time

Our mission

Have a research or early stage business idea related to blockchain or other types of decentralised technologies?

We aim to support early stage ventures and research at the University of Cambridge exploring and leveraging decentralised technologies to solve real world problems, and promote cross-disciplinary collaboration across industry, academia, and the public sector.

The Cambridge Blockchain Prize will be an opportunity to pitch your ideas for a chance at:

  • £15k research support or venture funding
  • Co-working space *
  • Mentorship
  • Legal Services & Support
*The co-working space prize will be arranged at a later date when it is safe to do so

Submissions are now open!

In addition to the general prize, our sponsor TODAQ is offering a ‘Best App on TODA’ challenge. Visit this page for details on their challenge, technical resources on their the TODA-as-a-Service API and some ideas to get you started.

Sponsors

Co-organizers

Partners

Eligibility Requirements

  • Everyone is welcome to submit any ideas
  • Each team (no minimum size) has at least one team member who is either:
    • Current student of the University of Cambridge (undergraduate or postgraduate)
    • Faculty - Professor, lecturer or affiliated
    • Early career researcher or postdoc at the University
    • Recent alumni of the University of Cambridge
  • Aims to integrate or has integrated blockchain or other forms of distributed technologies into their solution/research in any way or form
  • Has not raised more than £150k in funding to-date in outside capital (Debt or equity)

Frequently Asked Questions

Drop us an email if you have a question that is not listed here. We will reply you in no time!

Anyone can register, as long as each team (no minimum size) has at least one team member who is either:
  • Current student of the University of Cambridge (undergraduate or postgraduate)
  • Faculty - Professor, lecturer or affiliated
  • Early career researcher or postdoc at the University
  • Recent alumni of the University of Cambridge
Yes, as long as you have not raised more than £150k in funding to-date in outside capital (Debt or equity)
Anything aimed at being decentralised ranging from mesh networks, blockchain, autonomous economic agents, Directed Acyclic Graphs and more. Often, decentralisation is about architecture solving a trust or coordination problem or an efficiency one! Whereas distributed just refers to computing power, which is also great and we want to see more around distributed systems, with decentralised solutions then being created that leverage a whole bunch of different technologies to solve a real problem in any sector and industry and really just be as interesting and creative as possible!
Our soft launch event will be in November, 2019, register your interest below to stay informed. Submissions will open in January 2020 and close on 23rd May 2020, 23:59 UK Time.
See submission guidelines here
In light of the current situation, we will not have the in-person demo day as planned, and will instead run everything virtually. Details will be announced shortly, stay tuned!
Whether you are an individual looking for a team, or you are a team looking for more members, or perhaps you are looking for a University of Cambridge affiliated person to join your team, here’s how you can connect with others:

About us

Cambridge Blockchain Prize is jointly run by the Cambridge Blockchain Society and the Cambridge Blockchain Hub

Cambridge Blockchain Society

Founded by University of Cambridge students in 2018, our mission is fostering Cambridge's blockchain ecosystem by maintaining a distributed network for enthusiastic students, academics and industry partners.

Cambridge Blockchain Hub

The Cambridge Blockchain Hub is a one-stop- shop platform and community for cross- disciplinary and collaborative projects and policy analysis, the testing of innovative applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technology, and the incubation of new blockchain based ventures that are impactful to industry, academia, and society.