Seeking proposals to disrupt global trade financing via blockchain

  • Innoget
  • From European Union
  • Responsive
  • Project Size Range : Strategic project backed by large scale funding €
  • Deadline completed
    The submission process for new proposals is closed. Proposals submitted before the deadline will follow the standard evaluation process.

Desired outcome

We expect this solution to be the first of its kind in the logistics space.

Speed to market is greatly reduced while uses enjoy similar low interest rates by banks.

We foresee the industry pivoting to this convenient, trustable, and entirely paperless process.



GeTS support the digital logistics space for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Freight Forwarders (FFs). We aim to cover the purchasing and financing segment of the supply chain, and automate this segment with blockchain.

Why blockchain? Blockchain may be viewed as a secondary source of funds. It is decentralized, transparent, and it has smart contracts to enable auto-disbursements. Global trade financing is a wide and massive market, however it is highly dependent on human intervention and is not yet technologically advanced. It is not uncommon to find a long wait of customers often encountering rejection or no-response. It islargely a traditional industry, held back by slow and manual processes.


We currently have a cloud-based machine-learning AI financing platform CALISTA, that enables automated financing, payment, and remittance. It handles ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) and audit checks and assessment of company credit applications, for fund disbursement. This includes a blockchain-enabled web and mobile application on Android and iOS, for trade financing. This application uses blockchain to prove ownership in the pledging of assets as collateral. The platform is implementing IMDA’s TradeTrust which is a framework that facilitates the interoperability of electronic trade documents exchanged between different digital ecosystems.

We are seeking collaborators to improve upon our current Blockchain solution,

The proposed technology should be compatible with IMDA’s TradeTrust framework and technology.

Minimum Required Technology Readiness Level (TRL)

Level 7

Development Timeframe

2 months, by End Jul 2020.

Related Keywords

  • Electronics, IT and Telecomms
  • Information Processing, Information System, Workflow Management
  • Applications for Transport and Logistics
  • Telecommunications, Networking
  • Process control and logistics
  • Supply chain
  • Logistics
  • Electrical supply system
  • Cyber Security
  • Blockchain
  • Banks/financial institutions
  • Electronics Related Market
  • Finance, Insurance and Real Estate
  • Other finance, insurance and real estate (including loan and mortgage companies)
  • Business products and supplies
  • freight forwarders

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