Business Innovation with Blockchain

This summer course focuses on the disruptive technology of Blockchain. The course will provide you with both the theoretical foundations as well as hands-on experience.



Course Level
ECTS credits
Course location(s)
Utrecht, The Netherlands


Can your personal data be considered safe with companies, banks, notaries or even government? Numerous examples of scams, fraud, money laundering and data theft make it clear that this is not always the case. Blockchain offers a revolutionary solution to this problem.

Being the proud winner of the 2022 Dutch Blockchain Awards 2022 “Meaningful Education Award”, we offer the best blockchain education of the Netherlands. During this summer school you will get a crash course into the blockchain basics.

This summer course will focus on Blockchain and how it supports business innovation. Overall, it will be a pleasant mix of understanding the technologies and exploring and discussing its new possibilities.

Blockchain stimulates people to create ecosystems without a trusted third party and thus revolutionises the way organizations work. This summer course provides you with both the theoretical foundations as well as hands-on experience. Overall, it will be a pleasant mix of understanding the technologies and discuss the new possibilities that it has to offer to the financial sector.

Students will learn what Blockchain exactly is, how it works and what it could mean to daily life, (managers in) companies and particularly business innovation. We will cover ALL aspects of a working blockchain, including governance, legal, change management and costs.

Besides plenary sessions, with a group of three to five students you will have a deep dive into a subject of your own choosing for which you will build your own ecosystem.

B26 Day-to-day Business Innovation with Blockchain 2024.pdf

Target audience

This course is intended for students of ICT, Law, Creative Business, Engineering Management, Finance or of any other background, who are interested in new technologies, but most of all in staying 'up-to-date'.

You need a flexible and inquisitive attitude. Previous knowledge is not required. However, we do aim to use the knowledge you have gained during your own degree programme.

Aim of the course

The course covers:

  • Societal implications of changing technology;
  • Tokens & Web 3.0;
  • Self-sovereign identity (SSI);
  • Governance and DAO's.

Please note that cryptocurrency trading is not a topic during this course. What we will discuss are use cases based on public permissionless blockchains that use cryptocurrency.

Learning aims:

During the course we will introduce you to the basis elements of Blockchain and you will learn how to design your own ecosystem. This includes:

  • What entails Blockchain?;
  • What are opportunities and challenges of Blockchain in the financial field?;
  • How does Blockchain technically work?;
  • What does Blockchain mean for business innovation?

Study load

Full-time, 55 hours (including self-study, assignments, project work).


  • Course fee: €699.00
  • Included: Course + course materials
  • Housing fee: €200
  • Housing provider: Utrecht Summer School

The course fee presented applies to all students currently enrolled in a bachelor, master or PhD programme and to 'Fresh Alumni'.

If this applies to you and you therefore believe that you are eligible for this fee, please include this in your motivation when applying for this course.

If not, the professional fee of €875 is applicable, and will be invoiced and visible for you in your account once you are accepted to the course.

Please note: if you do not provide proof that you are currently enrolled in a bachelor, master or PhD programme or a  'Fresh Alumni', we will charge the ‘professional (higher) fee!


Additional information

The housing costs do not include a Utrecht Summer School sleeping bag. This is a separate product on the invoice. If you wish to bring your own bedding, please deselect or remove the sleeping bag from your order. In that case, do not forget to bring your own bed linen and pillow! In all cases, do bring your own towels, please.