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Designing Concepts for a More Accessible EBSI Diploma Use Case

June 29, 2022

On May 11 and 12, 2022, 17 participants from Europe with different backgrounds and skills, took part in the unique EBSILUX Designathon, co-funded by the European Union, the first to be organised in the context of the European Diplomas use case.

The EBSILUX Designathon focused on helping educational and human resources institutions to be among the firsts to be ready to adopt a European diplomas use case that allows the issuing of diplomas by authorized organization and the verification of those diplomas validity using the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI).

The designathon took place at the GovTech Lab Luxembourg and gathered professionals from the diploma office, Human Resources, IT Engineers, Project Managers and Designers, who were grouped in four teams to develop an innovative concept based on the tamperproof European diplomas tool through design thinking, to make the diploma solution accessible to a wider audience.

After two days of brainstorming and designing with the help of the event partner Agile Partner, the four teams DESIA, ProCert-Chain, Smart Diploma and Talent European Database, had 15 minutes each to present their creative concept to subject matter experts. Organised as a collaborative event, the EBSILUX Designathon had no winners and jury members were present to share their valuable feedback.

The first team who presented, DESIA, created a concept of a digital place to learn and promote educational credentials through a system of ambassadors and regrouping info, materials, EU events and meets up; and badges and rewards on the platform.

Team ProCert-Chain focused on the current problems in the recruitment process. Their solutions aims to automate process of recruiting, provide cryptographical verification of professional experience and create a trustworthy ecosystem for companies.

The Smart Diploma team presented a prototype of their “smart diploma” wallet that provides continuous learning, data quality, trust, authenticity and transparency. It is also an environment-friendly and time and cost saving digital wallet that improves employability.

Team Talent European Database proposed a web app powered by the EBSI Blockchain and structured diploma metadata through Artificial Intelligence matching skills with diplomas, generating a trusted match score. It would include a public search engine with skills linked with diplomas and diplomas linked with skills, as well as a private search engine which gives access to student wallets with credentials and skills.

Following the EBSILLUX Designathon, all the concepts are being shared with EBSI which might use the results to improve the interoperable and cross-border Diploma Use Case solution.


“We contacted Agile Partner for the organization of the EBSILUX Designathon. It has been a pleasure working with Sylvain and his team. They have been very efficient, professional and have always looked for improving the participants’ experience. Thanks for being 100% present to our needs. Their personalized attention and positive vibes make smoother the stressful task of organizing an event. We are happy to have worked with them.”

Magaly PISCAREL, Marketing & Communications Officer at Infrachain


A replay of the final presentations is available here: https://youtu.be/GXynKaNBhuQ



The EBSILUX Project integrates Luxembourg into the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) and implements a European EBSI Diplomas use case at the national level. The EBSILUX project contributes to the overall robustness and security of the EBSI by hosting one of its nodes. The use case provides digital academic certificate records in Luxembourg for the sake of transparency and trust between schools/universities, students, and employers. To support the Diplomas use case, a digital identity based on the European Self-Sovereign Identity (ESSIF) framework was implemented. EBSILUX will result in improved access to trans-European services. The project is developed by Luxembourg’s Ministry for Digitalisation, Infrachain, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability, and Trust (SnT), and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). EBSILUX is co-funded by the European Union.


LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/ebsilux

Twitter: @EBSILUX_Project


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