The mission of the China-CEEC Blockchain Centre of Excellence is to become a leading global Research and Innovation centre for Blockchain and DLT (Distributed Ledger) technologies to be applied in industrial applications across many verticals like energy, financial, aerospace, manufacturing, logistics, commerce, media, government and others.

1st CHINA-CEEC Blockchain Summit

Invitation only

Hotel LOFT Bratislava, Slovensko




As Seen In:

Enterpreneur, November 14, 2019, November 8, 2019
Interview with Matej Michalko in CGTN Headquarters
August 29, 2019
August 30, 2019
September 4, 2019

Supported by Prime Minister of Slovakia:

We are proud to announce that on September 27, 2019, DECENT received an official letter of support for the proposal for establishing the Blockchain Center of Excellence from the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic. As part of our transparent company culture, we have decided to publicly share the letter on this website in its entirety.

Awarded with the European Cluster Management Excellence label in BRONZE

We want to apply the PPP (Private Public Partnership) model to promote the collaboration between established players, innovative startups, top R&D institutions and governments which will result in creating jobs, boosting technology transfer and promoting Slovakia, CEE and China as some of the most innovative countries in the world.

Our goal is to create a powerful global innovation platform to support the BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) by relying on the cutting edge blockchain and DLT technologies.

The organisation of the project is done under the umbrella of the Interest Association of Legal Persons registered in Slovakia and a respective entity registered in the People’s Republic of China.

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The vision of the centre is to become the leading global Centre of Excellence focused on boosting the applied and fundamental research on blockchain and DLT technologies.


The China-CEEC Blockchain Centre of Excellence is focused on research efforts for blockchain and DLT technologies. The centre’s primary mission is to support the thriving ecosystem by developing new technologies needed to advance the field as well as to support the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative. Beyond its research mission, the centre wants to run an extensive education and outreach program, as well as to support prospective innovative startups, talented teams and individuals by offering them the equity investment and scholarship to onboard them to the platform.


The association is governed by the Management Board who will appoint the Executive Director of the Centre who will be operating under the supervision of the Supervisory Board.


Slovakia is in the heart of Europe, positioned right between the Eastern and Western European markets. The government of the Slovak Republic has set a high priority to attract and support projects and investments which bring high added value, with a special focus on R&D and innovation which are crucial for the development of a knowledge-based economy.

This Central and Eastern European (CEE) country has generated numerous successful start-ups and companies operating in the software engineering and cybersecurity industries.

In the CEE region, there are many leading blockchain companies which have reached international success and can be of immense value to China, considering Slovakia‚Äôs extensive knowledge and experience in this notable aspect. Some of them have already made their presence known in China and have strong interest in working together with the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on pilot projects in China and also worldwide.

In recent years, a handful of Chinese companies have emerged as global innovators. These companies are showing us how to make ideas commercially viable, and are also quietly disrupting numerous industries, taking leading positions in the world markets and developing new products and innovative business models. One can rest assured that China is becoming a key player in the global sphere and has undeniable potential for becoming a front runner in blockchain technology.

The past seven years have been witness to an increase of business opportunities between China and Central and Eastern European countries by 50% while investments in 16 of the member countries (now 17) have increased by 300%, with the volume of trade reaching 82.2 billion USD. With the Belt and Road Initiative and China-CEEC 16+1 Initiative, the importance of global technology transfer and innovative collaborations has been clearly emphasized.

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