Local tech start-up shortlisted to final three for global award

  • Photo: Rob Chester, CEO, ubloquity

    A Northern Ireland start-up specialising in blockchain technology has been shortlisted for a prestigious global award.

    Banbridge-based ubloquity, which recently celebrated its first anniversary, has been named as one of three ‘Enterprise Ecosystems’ finalists at the upcoming Web3 & Blockchain Transformation (W3B) Awards. The awards will take place in Toronto, Canada.

    The ubloquity team will rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in the industry as the winner is announced at a gala dinner and conference on  8 November 2022.

    The W3B Awards recognise firms from around the world that drive global blockchain transformation, identifying and championing individuals and companies that have made a difference within their own environment and across industries.

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    Shortlisted in the Enterprise Transformation Award category, ubloquity specialises in building blockchain platforms to enable smart borders, frictionless trade and provenance, working across multiple sectors including agri-food, pharma, retail and government.

    In just over 12 months, the company has signed an exclusive contract with Fujitsu to be its smart border blockchain partner, and quadrupled in size, expanding from a local team of four to an international team of 16

    Rob Chester, ubloquity’s CEO said: “Our vision of the future is that all global trade will be digital and it will be carried on distributed ledger technology. That’s why we're building federated blockchains to carry the truth between multiple actors in a supply chain - governments, logistics providers, food producers or retailers.”

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    Rob added: “By combining smart technologies, smart people and smart processes, we’re revolutionising how food is produced, manufactured, transported, distributed and promoted. We are delighted to be recognised as leaders in harnessing the power of digital technology to transform supply chains and empower frictionless trade across supply chains. We look forward to joining the other finalists in Toronto next month.”

    Source: Written from a press release.

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