Blockchain & the Industry 4.0, the Circular Economy and the Creative Industries … Highlights of the Infrachain Summit 2021

The fifth edition of the Infrachain Summit, the blockchain conference, took place on November 18, 2021. High-level cross-sector experts from Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and the USA shared their experience on the benefits of blockchain in the Industry 4.0, the circular economy and the creative industries. The speakers presented operational use cases in 3D printing, chemicals tracing, recycling, IP and royalties management, entertainment, gaming, automotive,… The conference’s Leader sponsor Nomadic Labs showed use cases based on the Tezos blockchain.

The minister of the economy of Luxembourg, Franz Fayot, opened the event by highlighting the economic importance of the key enabling technology: “Blockchain applications are addressing the needs for solutions that are driving the digital and ecological transformation of the economy, including the industry.” Other keynote speakers included Stephan Grengs, Director Manufacturing & Supply Chain at IEE Sensing; Prof. Massimiliano Mazzanti from the University of Ferrara and Sten-Kristian Saluveer, Strategist in Residence at Accelerate Estonia.

The Infrachain Summit 2021 featured a unique hybrid program with concrete Blockchain applications presentations, keynotes and interactive discussions. Hosted in Luxembourg by Infrachain, in Italy by its members Net Service SpA, and online to offer a worldwide accessible conference, the Infrachain Summit 2021 registered more than 200 participants. The scene was filled with more than 25 speakers, with a vast majority present in Luxembourg.

The annual event gathered participants interested in discovering the latest trends in blockchain and finding out how blockchain is used in practice. During the day, the audience learned how tokenisation and NFTs, smart contracts and digital identification build tomorrow’s economy.

The conference received praise from speakers, attendees and sponsors and the organisers look forward to another successful edition in 2022.