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Blockchain Researcher


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.


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

La Fondazione ha lo scopo di promuovere, condurre e potenziare iniziative e progetti di ricerca nell'ambito delle scienze politecniche dell'architettura e dell'ingegneria, con elevato grado di multidisciplinarità e volte a sperimentare processi innovativi che tengano conto del ruolo delle tecnologie abilitanti e della loro applicazione alla luce delle scienze territoriali e della capacità di creare impatto socio-economico su scala locale.