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Basis Blockchain


About the project


Blockchain4UM project offers a training and use case definition to leverage blockchain technologies in Urban Mobility initiatives. Blockchain4UM project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. EIT Urban Mobility acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable. Learn more: This project is led by UPF in collaboration with NFF, CARNET, FACTUAL, and PowerHUB.

About the nanomooc


The course introduces the very basic concepts around Blockchain and its applications in the mobility sector. Its contents also include a definition of blockchain and its related concepts such as transaction, network and functions with especial emphasis on the transport and mobility sector.

Target audience

Any professional from public and private organizations interested in how blockchain can add value in his/her organizations.



Learning outcomes

#1 Understand the general overview of Blockchain technology with the strong points and limitations

#2 Identification of the main functions and elements (consensus, smart contracts and tokens) provided by blockchain

#3 Develop a critical mindset about DLTs in general and its application to use cases in the transport and mobility sector.

Teaching staff

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Miquel Oliver (Coordinator)

Miquel Oliver is Full Professor at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is leading the multidisciplinary Networking and Strategies Research Group (NeTS) since its foundation. He has been Visiting Scientist at the MIT (2013-14) as well as Columbia University (2011), Queens Univ. of Belfast (2015), Southampton University (2018) and Cardiff University (2019). His research is on wireless communications, with a multidisciplinary view including regulation, telecom policies, blockchain and economic impact.

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Fabio della Valle

Fabio Della Valle holds a Ph.D. in Blockchain Technology from University Pompeu Fabra. At the engineering department, Fabio is conducting research on blockchain technology for the supply chain. He obtained an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Pisa and worked more than five years in different technology transfer offices in Europe. He has worked on the exploitation of research, innovation management, entrepreneurship education and supporting academic-based start-ups during business growth. Fabio started his first investigation on blockchain technology and DLTs in 2015 at the Centre for the Digital Economy at University of Surrey.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the nanoMOOCs?

The nanoMOOCs offer a short and focused training centered in a single competence. Nanomoocs make an intensive use of technologies to improve the user experience and learning process.

How much does it cost to take a nanoMOOC?

NanoMOOCs are free of charge for participants.

Will I have a nanoMOOC certification?

Yes, we will offer you a certificate that will be verifiable via the Blockchain.

How long do they take?

Each nanoMOOC can represent between 10 and 20 hours of dedication achievable in the same week.