Blockchain for Small Businesses

How to build new business collaborations on blockchain

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Learn how smart enterprises are using blockchain to unlock new business opportunities

The advent of blockchain-based technologies is revolutionizing business opportunities. That's why more and more industries are "blockchaining", i.e. gradually introducing this innovative technology into enterprise solutions to reduce costs, improve efficiency and exploit new business opportunities.

"Blockchain for Small Businesses" aims to introduce the applicability of blockchain for small businesses to the SME sector in a practical and understandable way - without the need for any technical background. The course is offered by BME and EIT Digital in the framework of the SME4DD EU project. During the project, we will offer additional, blockchain courses with a focus on project management, IT design and development and systems engineering aspects.

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What We Offer

During the course, we will review the basics of blockchains and show which typical services can be blockchainised best, with particular attention to the well-known small business cases, whether it is about implementing your blockchain application or integrating it into a larger system.
The course covers a range of blockchain-based solutions, processes and concepts through one-on-one training, group activities and hands-on exercises, including:

  • Blockchain and distributed ledgers - beyond cryptocurrency and without cryptocurrency

  • Applications for SMEs: from data authentication and process tracking to tokenisation

  • A blockchain story* - from idea to implementation

  • Key project and technical risks and management strategies

  • Upcoming regulations – business governance

  • Bring Your Own Problem: analysis of ideas and case studies brought by participants

*A short questionnaire survey will be carried out before the course, based on which we will choose a presented "blockchain story" from our previous work (inter-organisational processes, smart utility meter data management, IPR management, ...).

After completing the training...

After the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the main potential of blockchain technology
  • Assess potential in your own business environment: efficiency gains and new business opportunities
  • Formulate project ideas and identify the main benefits of blockchain

The course is for

We recommend the course to anyone who wants to secure their career over time:

  • Product and service managers
  • Project managers
  • Business analysts
  • Business professionals interested in digitization and innovative IT solutions

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BME trainers leading the courses are Dr. Imre Kocsis and Dr. László Gönczy, members of the Critical Systems Research Group of the Department of Measurement and Information Systems. The research group has an international track record in blockchain research and development; the university is an active member of the Hyperledger project established by the Linux Foundation and the Hungarian Blockchain Coalition.

Imre Kocsis   

Senior Lecturer
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) 


Dr Imre Kocsis is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Measurement and Information Systems of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). His key research areas are the end-to-end resilience assurance of blockchain-based applications (from platform resilience to smart contract correctness and robustness) and resilience assurance in edge computing.

He is leading the participation of BME in the Hyperledger project. He is also the national observing delegate to blockchain standardisation efforts at ISO.

László Gönczy

Senior Lecturer
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)


Dr László Gönczy is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Measurement and Information Systems of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). He has experience in business modelling, industry-oriented R&D projects as well as teaching at executive courses for professionals.

He won mentorship from Linux Foundation in 2016 on the topic ‘On-chain Business Process Management’.

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Co-Funded by the European Union