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ZILHive Grants

Take your projects on Zilliqa further

Start building your decentralised applications on Zilliqa today

To encourage the development and adoption of decentralised applications (dApps) built on Zilliqa, we have set aside a pool of US$5 million to be granted to promising individuals, teams and projects to support them in bringing their creative visions to life on our platform.

The 4-Grant Track

Choose between these 4 tracks

01 Infrastructure
Targeted to developers who wish to create development toolings, regulatory frameworks, analytics tools, higher-level software development kits (SDKs), or Layer-2 protocols for the Open Finance (OpFi) ecosystem.
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02 Innovation
Targeted towards entrepreneurs who wish to create dApps on the Zilliqa blockchain, which include but are not limited to, applications for tokenising physical/digital assets, issuance and management of digital identities on the blockchain, and the exchange of digital assets.
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03 Technical Research
Targeted towards technical researchers or academics who wish to work alongside Zilliqa Research to take a crack at the most pressing issues in the blockchain space, which include but are not limited to, cryptography, consensus design, scalability and privacy solutions.
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04 Market Research
Targeted to industry professionals who wish to explore exciting new use cases across various markets for the Zilliqa blockchain. Research topics include, but are not limited to, market research on the finance, sports entertainment, education and healthcare industries across various geographic sectors.
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Mission Board

Don’t have a good idea yet? Not to worry, the Mission Board lays out a list of project proposals that you can choose to work on during the Grants programme.

Grant Recipients

We are proud to have identified many talented grantees within the ZILHive programme (previously known as the Ecosystem Grants Programme). Each of these teams has provided excellent infrastructure and business ideas, which will help grow the Zilliqa ecosystem.

Bring your creative vision to life

We have completed 11 waves of the ZILHive Grants programme, and are currently accepting applications for our 9th wave.

We have funded over 100 exciting, innovative and visionary projects that are setting great examples for the benefits of blockchain.

We welcome global participation, and have funded participants from 22 different countries within the programme.

Enhance your blockchain journey with our network of resources

ZILHive aims to provide holistic support to all entrepreneurs and developers building on the Zilliqa platform, no matter your business’s stage of maturity. Take a closer look at our roadmap to plan the next step in your journey.

Zilliqa Ecosystem Grant Awardees

Zilliqa Grants Testimonial

How Two Statisticians Are Betting Web 3.0 Will Disrupt the Influencer Economy

Check out how Hashswap, a London-based Web 3.0 startup, aims to revolutionize the influencer marketing scene, utilizing Zilliqa to disrupt this multibillion-dollar industry.

Zilliqa Grants Testimonial

PackagePortal Will Pay You to Rate Your Parcel Deliveries

Find out how PackagePortal, a US-based startup, managed to achieve a large-scale network to reward users when they use their mobile phones to scan the shipping labels on their deliveries and rate both the delivery service and parcel condition.

Zilliqa Grants Testimonial

A closer look at Cerchia's ZILHive Journey

Having spent long careers at investment banks, Michael Rey and Fabian Buchmann started Cerchia, utilising Zilliqa’s blockchain platform to change the way how current institutions hedge their risk exposure. 

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Announcing the First Zilliqa Ecosystem Grant Awardees

With our mainnet, we intended to have an ecosystem of applications running on Zilliqa that will support enterprises as well as end consumers.

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Announcing the Second Wave of Zilliqa Ecosystem Grant Awardees

We have decided to commit this wave of grants to projects looking to improve Zilliqa’s ease of development and user experience.

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Announcing the Third Wave of Zilliqa Ecosystem Grant Awardees

In knowing that there still exists unwavering passion burning in the hearts of the #BUIDLer community, we are optimistic about the future of this industry and the road ahead.

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Announcing the Fourth Wave of Zilliqa Ecosystem Grant Awardees

Moving forward, we will focus on the second layer infrastructure tooling that businesses will need to conduct b-commerce.

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Announcing the Fifth Wave of ZILHive Ecosystem Grant Awardees

We find it crucial for the projects we support to be aligned with Zilliqa’s larger growth priorities. Therefore, it is now under the ZilHive umbrella.

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Announcing the Sixth Wave of ZILHive Ecosystem Grant Awardees

ZILHive Grant – previously known as the Ecosystem Grants Programme – is now in its sixth edition. 

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Announcing the Seventh Wave of ZILHive Ecosystem Grant Awardees

We’re glad to report that we have chosen the 8 projects that will receive our support as part of the 7th Wave of the ZILHive Grants programme.

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Announcing the Eighth Wave of ZILHive Ecosystem Grant Awardees

We are pleased to announce the 10 new projects that were chosen to be part of the 8th wave of the ZILHive Grants programme.

Start building your projects today!