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Blockchain Researcher

Fondazione LINKS - Leading Innovation & Knowledge for Society



Research Area: Business Model Innovation

The Business Model Innovation Area promotes the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals with a dual focus on business models and technology. In particular, the investigation activity is aimed at clarifying how new business models can be associated with the introduction of exponential technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence for the generation of competitive advantage and positive impact on society. The Area adopts an interdisciplinary and ecosystemic approach leveraging openness, complementarity and cross fertilization for the generation of value for private actors and for society at large. The team is composed of industrial, IT, cinema and materials engineers, as well as economists. Furthermore, 30% of the team holds a PhD, an experience that contributed to provide depth to domain-specific skills and to strengthen methodological approaches. During almost twenty years of activity, the research group has built an internationally recognized reputation in terms of strategic support to innovation management, impact assessment of public policies and data exploitation through intelligent agents.

Job offer description:

The LINKS foundation is looking for a candidate passionate about shaping the future of society through the development of next generation DLT-based applications leveraging decentralization, digital scarcity and radical transparency. Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) underpinning the crypto assets have the potential to empower communities, spur innovative business models and transform existing supply chains.

The candidate will have a significant role in influencing the group’s overall research agenda by helping address key research questions, contributing to develop our toolkits, testing ideas, and apply the best practices that enable a successful porting of this research into innovation projects. S/he will apply her/his skills in a dynamic team that aims to have a pivotal role in applying cutting-edge best practices in different industries.

Responsibilities:

Research and implement novel approaches to make improvements from state of the art approaches
Participate in the design, development, evaluation and deployment of decentralized solutions
Participate in project delivery and in meetings to support the team’s efforts
Co-tutoring of master students and interns
Develop cooperation and lead collaboration with our industrial partner

Contract details:
Type of contract: fixed-term full-time
Duration: 36 months


La Fondazione LINKS è stata fondata nel 2016 sfruttando e valorizzando l'esperienza acquisita dall'Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) e dall'Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali per l'Innovazione (SiTI) nei primi 2 decenni del nuovo millennio nel campo della ricerca applicata e trasferimento tecnologico, aggiungendo un elemento fondamentale come la valorizzazione del risultato della ricerca. Come parte della catena della conoscenza, la Fondazione intende rafforzare la leva della ricerca applicata, contribuendo alla crescita del sistema socio-economico mettendo in relazione il mondo accademico e il settore pubblico e privato, attivando processi e progetti su larga scala con impatti significativi sul territorio. La Fondazione intende stabilire un dialogo con l'imprenditoria locale, nazionale e internazionale, al fine di condividere e migliorare la conoscenza, l'esperienza e l'innovazione. La Fondazione è un partner ideale sia per le Piccole e Medie Imprese, che sono in grado di migliorare le proprie capacità di innovazione e competitività facendo leva sull'esperienza e competenza della Fondazione, sia per le Grandi Imprese che possono, insieme ad essa, sviluppare nuove idee e tecnologie.

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