The common language of logistics

In the Silicon Economy, we develop the logistics operating system for the platform economy and make all components freely available to companies.

Crowdsourcing, open source or open innovation are the big growth drivers for logistics. For it is only open ecosystems that can enable all companies to participate in the platform economy. These must include three functional areas: generating data, negotiating contracts and payment as well as organizing logistics processes. The basic and specialist components for this are each provided in a so-called broker: the IoT Broker, the Blockchain Broker and the Logistics Broker.

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Generate data

The components of the IoT Broker connect cyberphysical systems (CPS) such as containers and pallets as well as intelligent machines with cloud services or platforms. They trade near-real-time data and information via stationary and (particularly) mobile networks such as 5G and low power wide area networks.

Blockchain Broker

Negotiate contracts and pay

Contracts (Smart Contracts) can be negotiated and concluded with the components from the Blockchain Broker. They are the basis for autonomous processes of negotiation, payment and accounting and enable proof of service provision in (complete) value added networks.

Logistics Broker

Organize processes

Logistics services and their processing are organized via the components from the logistics broker. They connect logistics service providers with customers and users. This applies to internal and external logistics, i.e. to transport and order picking in the warehouse as well as to the transport and handling of goods.

It’s simple.

Develop your own applications, services and devices in the Silicon Economy.

The Silicon Economy ecosystem consists of a repository, the brokers with their individual components, logistics applications and platforms.

The components of the Silicon Economy are not usually fully-finished programs or platforms. In fact, they comprise a reusable common structure and (AI) algorithms for applications and devices.

This provides companies with a defined framework for applications (e.g. web services or service platforms like freight exchanges), services, or devices (e.g. IoT and blockchain devices).

You can build your own applications on that and extend them to match your specific requirements.


Development of the infrastructure and the base components

  • The implementation of an open and federal digital infrastructure by developing the IoT Broker, Blockchain Broker and the Logistics broker and defining and implementing the basis components and logistics standard functions
  • Integration and networking of existing infrastructures through the use of and further development of components in existing projects and initiatives

Set-up of the platform economy

  • Providing open source components together with companies in the logistics industry
  • Validation and industrial piloting of development results and set-up of an entity to guarantee the provision of the developed open source components
  • Developing new services in the ecosystems such as AI algorithms for the automation and autonomization of logistics processes and supply chains