Frankfurt School and Plutoneo set up blockchain consulting firm

Frankfurt am Main — May 06, 2021 — Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and strategy consultancy Plutoneo are pooling their blockchain expertise in a joint venture. The newly founded company INTAS.tech will develop solutions for the use of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT), focusing on companies in the banking and finance industry.

Interest in digital assets, crypto assets (such as Bitcoin ), and the digital euro is at an all-time high. This inevitably raises a number of regulatory issues that the banking and financial industry needs to address as soon as possible. With the establishment of INTAS.tech, Frankfurt School and Plutoneo are responding to the growing demand for blockchain and DLT-based solutions – a specialty area on which INTAS.tech’s consulting services are focused. INTAS.tech will focus on the specific needs of banks and financial service providers, drawing on the research expertise of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Centre and the technical and process expertise of Plutoneo. The two joint venture partners will also support the new company with their extensive networks in the banking and financial sector. INTAS.tech is based on the campus of the Frankfurt School. For more information about the new company, please visit www.intas.tech.

Explaining the decision, Frankfurt School President Professor Nils Stieglitz said, “Our Blockchain Center is known throughout Europe as a research-led think tank. Now we are channeling that expertise into a new spin-off so we can help companies in the banking and finance industry leverage blockchain for their own innovative business models.” Professor Stieglitz made it clear that Frankfurt School is not only committed to outstanding research and teaching, but also wants to play an active role in supporting business and society, as demonstrated by the Blockchain Center and now INTAS.tech. “I am always amazed and delighted by the entrepreneurial enthusiasm of my colleagues at the Blockchain Center – it will enrich the further development of the Frankfurt School.”

Volker Braunberger will lead the new company as CEO. He is convinced that the partnership between Plutoneo and Frankfurt School will add significant value for clients: “INTAS.tech represents a unique combination that combines decades of experience in implementation-oriented consulting with cutting-edge research on the use of blockchain technologies.” Ulrich Rogmans, Managing Director of Plutoneo, added: “Even better, clients will be able to participate in the research and implementation projects that will lead the banking and finance industry into the future. INTAS.tech is ideally positioned to provide clients with solid, expert advice on how best to deploy this innovative and promising technology.”

Volker Braunberger, Ulrich Rogmans, Professor Nils Stieglitz and Professor Philipp Sandner, Head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center, are available for interviews by arrangement.

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