Our team

Multidisciplinarity is the key for real innovations. This holds especially for disruptive technologies like Blockchain. In order to enforce innovations in the market, it is not sufficient to command the technical aspects of Blockchain technologies. We also need skills in business administration, economics, legal aspects as well as industry specific knowledge and insights into processes.

The competence team of the BCCM comprises professors and employees of the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida who work in various departments Thus we make sure to address every topic of Blockcain in a multidisciplinary way. Our holisitic approach is the trademark of the Blockchain Competence Center Mittweida.

We consider the Blockchain technology as a multidimensional foundation for future processes in the economy and society. In those fields where we lack expertise, we integrate qualified key personnel of partners and foundation members.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Ittner

CS / Distributed Systems

Smart Contracts / Data Science & Machine Learningiption

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Fuhrland

R&D Consulting

Technology transfer, Fundraising, geo data

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Hummert

IT Security / Digital forensic

Blockchain Security & Blockchain Forensics

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Dohmen

Applied & Computer oriented Mathematics

Blockchain Cryptography, Discrete Mathematics

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Peter Tittmann

Discrete Mathematics

Graph theory & Network analysis

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Labudde

CS / Bioinformatics


Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Dirk Pawlaszczyk

CS / Software Developement


Prof. Dr. jur. Kerstin Walther-Reining


Business law

Prof. Dr. rer. oec. Volker Tolkmitt

Financial Services & Management

Banking & Risk Management

Prof. Dr. Alexander Knauer

eBusiness, eCommerce


Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Andreas Schmalfuß

Financial Management & Accounting

Accounting & Controlling

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Gunnar Köbernik

Manufacturing- & Materials Management

SCM & Production Planning and Control

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Delport

Communication & Radio Technology

Communications systems, Sensor-Actuator-Networks

Prof. Dr. Dr.-Ing. Hartmut Luge

Communications Technology

Internet-of-Things (IoT)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Hartig

Renewable Energies

Energy management, energy technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Toralf Kirsten

Computer Science / Database Systems

Our mission

What is the BCCM?

The BCCM is an institut of the Faculty of CB at the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida in Germany. It is partner for institutions and corporations of the finance- and real economy as well as politics and the political system.

Beside the creation of tailored degree programs which aim to provide skilled personnel, research and transfer projects belong to our topics. Another main task of this competence center is to initiate start-ups.


  • Make risks and potentials assessable,
  • Issue best practices for economy and politics,
  • Develop interfaces to existing and future processes in the economy and society,
  • Foster the technology transfer towards the economy and institutions,
  • Educate personnel for the regional economy.


  • Blockchain applications in the real economy,
  • Blockchain applications in the financial sector,
  • New Blockchain based business concepts,
  • Guidelines and standing orders of digital value streams for treasury,
  • Financial and economic technology assessments,
  • Digital safety of applications,
  • Regional opportunities in a digital world.

Our vision

The Blockchain is on track to emerge as the cryptographic foundation of digital value transfers in future. This will change the political system, the financial system, and the real economy dramatically. Tamper proof digital evidence clears the path from the internet of copies towards the internet of digital originals.

In order to participate in this (r)evolution, the Blockchain Competence Center Mittweida (located in Germany) builds up competences in research, education, incubation and technology transfer. During the industrialization, the region Middle Saxony (in the eastern part of Germany) benefited from its competence in mechanical engineering. In times of the upcoming digital revolution, IT-skills become necessary. Thanks to the foundation of a competence centre for blockchain technology urgently needed competences can be built up in this region. We pursue the vision making Middle Saxony a showcase region for Blockchain-based applications. We aim to gain visibility beyond state and country borders.