On September 23, 2020, Minister of the Chancellery Helge Braun announced the awards in Germany’s annual eGovernment competition where federal and state ministries as well as other governmental organization present the most successful projects. In the category “cooperation projects”, all three awards were given to projects which involved b-it partner Fraunhofer FIT:
Shared first prize:
“Network Digital Certificates”, awarded to the NRW Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitalization, and Energy MWIDE) for its project Blockchain4Education (led by b-it professor Wolfgang Prinz)
“Digitalization Strategy for Hamburg”, awarded to Senate Chancellery Hamburg (supported in project eCultureCloud by Fraunhofer FIT under leadership of b-it Founding Director Professor Matthias Jarke)
“Blockchain for certificates of power of attorney and certificates of inheritance”, Bavarian Ministry of Justice and German Chamber of Notaries (supported by Fraunhofer FIT, Professor Urbach, Bayreuth).