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 members

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 Learning

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Dohmen

Applied & Computer oriented Mathematics

Blockchain Cryptography, Discrete Mathematics

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Labudde


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.-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

Mario Oettler

Smart Contracts & Blockchain, Project - Leader Blockchain Academy Mittweida (BCAM)


Michael Meisel

Smart Contracts & Blockchain

Prof. Dr. iur. Markus Büch, LL.M. oec

(associate member)

Bitcoin, Digital Assets, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO), Smart Contracts


René Härtel

Project staff InnoTeam


Prof. Dr. Ludwig Hilmer

Media Studies

Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneider

Computer science

Programming languages

Prof. Dr. Toralf Kirsten

Computer Science

Database systems

Christoph Menzer

Blockchain-based Digital Identity

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Fuhrland

R&D Consulting

Technology transfer, Fundraising, geo data

Dr. Volker Wannack

Research coordinator and project leader for Blockchain in the energy industry.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Thiem

Electrical engineering

Nomana Ayesha Majeed

Blockchain Academy Mittweida (BCAM)