BASIC INFORMATION

Short name: Golden Owl
Long name: GoldenOwl- Testing the Scalability of DLTs for Education Certificates

Company: U-Hopper
Country: Italy

Call Stage 1: F4Fp-SME-COD1 (see call details)
Proposal number: F4Fp-SME-COD200526-03

Call Stage 2: F4Fp-SME-2 (see call details)
Proposal number: F4Fp-SME-STAGE 2- 07M07

SUMMARY REMARKS & TESTBEDS

U-Hopper is developing a product (GoldenOwl) for higher education institutions and certified training providers. The problem we address relates tohoweducation/training certificates are managed. In most cases, they are issued in paper form; those using digital technology are often locked into vendor-specific solutions. GoldenOwl leverages distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) tostore a digital, verifiable version of an education/trainingcertificate in a tamper-proof, immutable registry. A prototypical implementation is available (used in a commercial PoC in Italy). One key obstacle on our way to product launch relates to the scalability of the solution, inthe technical sense (performance/robustness asthe size ofthe DLT increasesand the number of requests grows) as well as in the economic one (cloud resource consumption). Grid’5000 is ideally positioned to enable usto carry out scalability experiments–significantly speeding up the go-to-market of our solution.

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