The regional proximity at the Bonn location has made it easier for the joint office EQAsce with Quantum Quality GmbH and the two cooperation partners Fraunhofer Institute for Information Technology and BSCW GmbH to set up a new node in the DigiCerts network in just a few months. The agricultural and food industries will benefit from the cross-innovation partnership. For the first time, people worldwide who take over management responsibility can secure their certificates in a blockchain and digitally manage their EQA-recognized educational credentials and forward them to third parties. The initiators are thus taking a major step towards the secure storage of digital credentials. For EQAsce, this means being able to advance the Digital Basic Cards initiative. The cards will provide access to individually manageable certificate databases, in which the individual certificates, certificates of competence, further education certificates, etc. are saved securely and can be retrieved at any time. As a node in the DigiCerts blockchain, EQAsce is thus also integrated into the security structure from which the other partner organizations and companies benefit. Together, the DigiCerts network stands for security, validity of stored documents and constant availability of data for required evidence.