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Francisco Luis Benítez Martínez

Francisco Luis Benítez Martínez
Fundación I+D Software Libre · Research and Innovation

PhD in Information and Communication Technologies
Researcher at FIDESOL (ICT Technological Center). Blockchain and Cybersecurity. Disruptive Innovation Coordinator


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Working in a neural blockchain platform to develop e-Democracy tools and an anti corruption tokenizable model for public institutions, according to SDG 16. Also, in MediaLab UGR , working in the future BlockLab of the University of Granada for social and political innovation projects, using DLT's solutions.
Additional affiliations
February 2021 - present
Fundación I+D Software Libre
  • Researcher
  • Research on blockchain, AI and IoT models and concepts for industrial and market services and products. Coordinator of the ÉGIDA Excellence Network for Cybersecurity technologies.
November 2017 - December 2020
University of Granada
Field of study
  • Blockchain and Governance (Computer Science)
October 2014 - June 2016
University of Granada
Field of study
  • Computer Science and Economy
October 2009 - June 2013
National Distance Education University
Field of study
  • Political and Administration Sciences


Publications (7)
Conference Paper
Currently Distributed Ledger Technologies-DLTs, and especially the Blockchain technology, are an excellent opportunity for public institutions to transform the channels of citizen participation and reinvigorate democratic processes. These technologies permit the simplification of processes and make it possible to safely and securely manage the data...
Currently, Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) and, especially, Blockchain technology represent a great opportunity for public institutions to improve citizen participation and foster democratic innovation. These technologies facilitate the simplification of processes and provide secure management of recorded data, guaranteeing the transmission...
The evolution of Distributed Ledger Technologies since the first blockchain constitutes an opportunity for digital transformation in many social and economic contexts. This transformation will become even more intense in the post–covid-19 economic scenario. One of the most significant changes in the transformation consumers have undergone in their...
Today blockchain technology provides us with a formidable tool in the struggle to trace economic resources, especially in the context of the circular economy. The circular economy has been proposed as a key element in the transformation of production models in the context of European post–covid-19 recovery plans with particular reference to the Nex...
Blockchain technology currently represents a great opportunity for e-government in general and for public procurement in particular, given their financial implications and potential political and social risks. Blockchain technology facilitates the procedures and processes of administrative records via smart contracts because of properties such as t...
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Blockchain technology has promising features regarding decentralization, persistence, anonymity, and auditability that could greatly improve health data mangement process. This paper focuses on presenting a novel approach to integrate blockchain and cloud computing services to promote patient-centric control of healthcare data sharing. Particularly...
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The “tokenization" of the eParticipation in public governance: an opportunity to hack Democracy. VoteKeeper, a virtual token for participatory and democratic assets under a Neural Distributed Ledger.


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Projects (4)
BlockLab is the University of Granada meeting point for any person, company or entity interested in the innovative potential of distributed ledger technologies; and especially, in its cultural, social and economic implications. Its setting within Medialab UGR (https://medialab.ugr.es/) responds to the transversal potential of this space in the university and in society from its conception of an open social laboratory for learning, research and experimentation around to the impact that digital technologies have on culture, economy, and on society as a whole. BlockLab is organized as a laboratory of ideas, experimentation and exchange of projects, based on the philosophy of blockchain and ethical hacking; with two fundamental axes to develop changes in society: Cooperation and (co)creation. It is a international pilot project with the support of the International Urban Cooperation Program (DG REGIO, European Commission) with China.
EGIDA is the first and only national network of security and privacy technologies formed by technology centers of excellence. The project will address research in security and privacy technologies with a clear objective: the protection of information privacy. The centers that form the network consortium will work on 4 technical objectives focused on applied cryptography technologies, digital identity and privacy, security in distributed systems and development of secure information systems. Mor info in https://egidacybersecurity.com/en/
The general objective of this project is to create a design proposal for building comprehensive microservice-oriented IoT systems. This methodology will ensure relevant technical quality properties to support holistic and ecological user assessments in the eHealth domain, particularly to promote healthy and active ageing. For more information, please visit the project website: https://mydass.ugr.es/miot-health