Workshop “Decentral Databases for Logistics in the Medical and Health Care Industry” with Tec4med on December 5, 2019, in Frankfurt

The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center and Tec4med are offering a hands-on workshop on the topic “Decentral Databases for Logistics in the Medical Industry” on December 5, 2019, in Frankfurt. If you are interested and would like to participate, the next paragraphs will give you further information. If you want to apply as a participant, please fill out the application form (5 minutes).

What is the content of the workshop?

Currently, the data of the logistics chain is managed centrally by the main contractor. However, logistics consists of many smaller units that interact with each other and forward goods and data. This is currently done partly via the central database of the main contractor with many media discontinuities as a source of errors. Here we think a decentralized solution could minimize errors and enable new use cases.

We are planning a hands-on-workshop for blockchain enthusiasts and people who are interested in making a contribution to the blockchain sector. Basic blockchain knowledge is required in order to participate in the discussions.

If this topic is of interest to you and you would like to contribute to EU policies and regulations for blockchain sign up below and join the discussion in our workshop. The results will be added to an EU report for our Blockchers project and presented in front of the EU to improve and reform EU policies.

Blockchers is a new Horizon 2020 project which will facilitate the revolution of distributed ledger technologies, DLTs, across European SMEs. We are managing a fund of 750,000€ aimed at financing real-world use cases across the EU of blockchain technologies in traditional sectors. We are monitoring constraints, issues, and difficulties SMEs are facing through the implication process of blockchain solutions. Read more here:

Location, date, application

  • Location: Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Time: 14:30–18:30; networking and drinks at approx. 18:00
  • Language: English
  • Application required by filling out this application form (5 minutes)
  • Maximum number of participants: 25.


14:30 Entrance and networking
15:00 Welcome and start of the workshop
15:10 Introduction and presentation by Tec4med
15:45 Break
16:00 Group discussion (5 Person per group, 1 question each)
17:00 Break
17:10 Presentation of findings in front of all; larger discussion 10 min. each
17: 50 Conclusion and wrap-up
18:00 Networking drinks

Who is leading the workshop?

Martin Voigt is the Managing Director of Tec4med Lifescience GmbH from Darmstadt. The young start-up with meanwhile 15 employees develops disruptive IoT trackers and further hardware for logistics. Martin studied mechanical engineering at the TU Darmstadt and worked in the logistics industry for several years before founding his company.

Who should participate?

  • Employees with a background in e.g. business development, finance development, automation of business processes, digitization in all industries, etc.
  • People in business development from any industries ranging from medical technology but also logistics to “Industrie 4.0”
  • Tech-savvy individuals looking to deepen their knowledge and get hands-on experience
  • Developers and architects willing to contribute their knowledge
  • Analysts confronted with the application of technologies
  • Students curious to take a closer look at the technological aspects of blockchains

Besides the theoretical overview, the workshop will provide participants with a deeper knowledge of the topic as well as the opportunity to be part of a discussion group, tackling the constraints, issues, and difficulties SMEs are facing through the implication process of blockchain.

About Tech4med

Tec4med is a young and innovative company that disrupts the logistics market with the latest IoT technology. They redefine how intelligent and networked tracking will look today and in the future. Their intelligent and active cooling solution NelumBox has revolutionized patient-centered clinical studies and the transport of temperature-sensitive drugs.

The NelumBox opens up completely new care concepts for patients by enabling transport to the patient and storage of medication at the patient’s home in a safe and easily accessible environment for the first time. With their latest project — the SmartHub — they are developing the most advanced tracking solution for everyday logistics. The intelligent hub-beacon system enables a completely new kind of real-time monitoring of all relevant parameters at box/pallet/container/truck/aircraft level.

About the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center

The Frankfurt School Blockchain Center is a think tank and research center which investigates implications of the blockchain technology for companies and their business models. Besides the development of prototypes, it serves as a platform for managers, start-ups, technology and industry experts to share knowledge and best practices.


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Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner is head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC) at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. In 2018, he was ranked as one of the “Top 30” economists by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), a major newspaper in Germany. Further, he belongs to the “Top 40 under 40” — a ranking by the German business magazine Capital. The expertise of Prof. Sandner, in particular, includes blockchain technology, crypto assets, distributed ledger technology (DLT), Euro-on-Ledger, initial coin offerings (ICOs), security tokens (STOs), digital transformation and entrepreneurship. You can contact him via mail (, via LinkedIn ( or follow him on Twitter (@philippsandner).