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Local for Local

The Local for Local initiative boosts local economies in Europe by integrating NGI building blocks into an open-source software stack. Through funding and support for NGI innovators, this project develops a blockchain-based infrastructure and an application. Tested in three pilots across five regions, the project aims fosters self-sustaining socio-economic ecosystems.

We support the Digital Rights and Principles for the Digital Decade, by offering building blocks for sustainable circular economies with potential for rapid scaling across Europe.

Tender information

Local for Local hereby invites participants to submit an application for third-party cascade funding support. Applications open May 1st 2024 and close August 1st 2024. Please reach out for any clarifications to

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Project objectives

The objective of this project is the following:

Integrate and pilot a software stack that strengthens local rural economies throughout Europe.

This objective leads to two concrete and measurable goals.

  1. Socio-economic impact in the local region
  2. A high-performing software stack by NGI innovators

The economic ecosystems will be self-sustaining and ready to scale in Europe.

Consortium members

Centric logo. It's a green swirl with the text: connect, engage, succeed.


Centric is a IT and software services company with a presence in multiple European countries. With a team of 3,700 professionals, Centric combines IT expertise with extensive knowledge of industry-specific processes, particularly in government, supply chain, and finance sectors. This unique blend sets Centric apart, enabling the development of tailored solutions that align with clients' objectives. Centric operates in ten countries, serving over 3,500 clients, including millions of daily users who rely on Centric's 200+ software solutions.

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Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a prestigious Dutch institution known for its excellence in engineering, technology, and applied sciences. Located in the historic city of Delft, the university has a rich tradition of innovation and research dating back to its founding in 1842. TU Delft is renowned for its cutting-edge research, world-class faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities, making it a global leader in fields such as aerospace engineering, civil engineering, and industrial design. The university's commitment to sustainability and interdisciplinary collaboration further reinforces its reputation as a hub for pioneering solutions to complex global challenges

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AixMarseille University

Aix-Marseille University (AMU) is a French institution formed in 2012 by merging three renowned universities, boasting a vast academic community with over 78,000 students and 8,000 staff members. Highly regarded for its research, AMU consistently ranks among France's top research universities, particularly excelling in health and medical sciences with affiliated hospitals and medical schools. Situated in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, its diverse and multicultural campuses facilitate international collaboration through partnerships with universities worldwide, cementing AMU's status as a leading institution in France and Europe known for academic excellence and research innovation.

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Kaunas University of Technology

The Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is a Lithuanian institution. Established in 1922, KTU offers a wide range of technical and scientific programs, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among its students and faculty. Located in Kaunas, Lithuania, the university is committed to research excellence and global collaboration