eco or the Verband der deutschen Internetwirtschaft e.V is the largest organisation for the Internet industry in Europe and the Internet Authority in Germany, promoting the commercial and non-commercial use of the Internet. eco represents over 1,100 international member companies. eco operates the largest national data exchange, the De-CIX (Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange).
The Institute for Internet Security – if(is) is an independent, scientific facility of the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, headed by Prof. Norbert Pohlmann. The Blockchain Lab is part of the Institute for Internet Security if(is).
Fraunhofer FIT is conducting R&D on user-friendly smart solutions that blend seamlessly in business processes, with expertise ranging from digitization and Industry 4.0 to IoT solutions. Its Blockchain Lab is led by Prof. Wolfgang Prinz.
TrustCerts is a spin of from the Institute for Internet Security with a focus on blockchain in the self sovreign identity context.
The European Public Network aims to become an ecosystem of distributed ledger technology research and business models.