SIMBA Chain on the Notre Dame Works Blog

SIMBA Chain is on the leading edge of rapidly expanding blockchain technology.  Businesses from government and defense, and from health care to manufacturing, rely on SIMBA Chain’s platform to develop and deploy their applications with ease.

“What SIMBA is bringing to the table is making blockchain easy for everybody,” says SIMBA’s CEO Joel Neidig, a serial entrepreneur who is also director of research at Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies (ITAMCO) in Plymouth. Neidig compares blockchain to a computer and SIMBA to the operating system.

“We wanted to make a platform that anybody could go to and build and deploy their blockchain applications in. We call this SIMBA, which stands for simple blockchain applications.”

Neidig began partnering with Notre Dame five years ago. ITAMCO and the University’s Center for Research Computing won a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) grant that, with the help of the IDEA Center in the form of funding and mentoring, led to the formation of SIMBA in 2017. Customers include companies such as Dow Chemical and Caterpillar, as well as the Air Force, Navy, Department of Energy and various health care providers.