Powered by Blockchain

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The world needs more skilled blockchain experts and that is why the Powered by blockchain project is very topical and important. The project consortium will develop six new training modules concentrating in blockchain.

The project is a joint operational model including a network, a platform and a set of learning contents.

For whom the education is offered:

1. stage: For students: Optional/Minor subject

2. stage: For employed or unemployed – not for students

3. stage: Education for industry needs (energy sector)

4. Event: A blockchain seminar/co-development event in Vaasa. For companies, researchers and students.


Project name: Powered by Blockchain, Tehoa lohkoketjuista
Project time: 01.05.2020–31.04.2023
Funder: European Social Fund (ESR)
Received external funding: 204 000 eur
Project budget: 950 000 eur (total), Universitity of Vaasa part 255 000 eur
Own funding: 51 000 eur
Contact persons at University of Vaasa: Tomi Salo and Heidi Kuusniemi Digital Economy research platform

Project partners:

1.     Oulu University (project leader)

prof. Petri Pulli, university lector Pasi Karppinen, prof. Veikko Seppänen, researcher Petri Ahokangas, director Eva Raudasoja, education planner Laura Pihtsalmi

2.     University of Vaasa

Digital Economy director prof. Heidi Kuusniemi, Digital Economy project coordinator Tomi Salo.

3.     University of Lapland

prof. Janne Kaisto

4.     Kajaani UAS

Project leader Taneli Rantaharju, rector Matti Sarén

Project duration
External funding for the University of Vaasa
204 000€
Total budget
950 000€
Total budget for the University of Vaasa
250 000€
Units and groups
Project actors at the University of Vaasa
Digital Economy
Organisation coordinating the project