We’re excited to announce our newest initiative to drive blockchain innovation through education: the Blockchain Education Alliance. The alliance’s first members — Stellar Development Foundation, TRON, Hedera, ICON, Ontology, Wanchain, Harmony One, Nervos, Orbs, LTO Network, Emurgo, NEM, and ETC Labs — will work collectively to provide university students with the connections and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce with practicable blockchain skills to contribute to the growing industry. MouseBelt will announce an additional 15 members in the near future.
Under MouseBelt’s leadership, the Blockchain Education Alliance will cultivate a network of 20 leaders in both industry and academia to jointly develop educational initiatives to accelerate mass adoption of blockchain technology. Together, we will organize meet-ups, face-to-face meetings, hackathons, and more to support collaboration. Members can also engage with researchers to develop new use cases that will address specific challenges within their industry.
Students are demanding blockchain education. Universities need established experts in the space to help develop curriculum and projects — and Stellar, TRON, Hedera, ICON, Ontology, Wanchain, Harmony One, Nervos, Orbs, LTO Network, Emurgo, NEM, and ETC Labs are well positioned to share valuable knowledge. We have an opportunity to have a positive impact on how blockchain technology is introduced to students, which will result in more blockchain developers, more innovative research, and higher quality companies.
The Blockchain Education Alliance is the most recent development of our University Program, which comprises a network of over 67 student blockchain organizations in 14 countries. The University Program has also established partnerships with some of the leading engineering departments worldwide, including at UCLA, UCSB, and UC Davis, through our UC Blockchain Initiative.
We’re inviting administrators, researchers, policy makers, and enterprise and industry professionals to work collectively to cultivate the next generation of blockchain leaders. Alliance members can provide mentorship through the University Program by advising during office hours, hosting workshops, or providing educational content. Enterprise partners can connect with leading educational institutions to fund research, academic conferences, and accredited blockchain courses addressing various use cases. Developers, platforms, and protocols can help deploy real-world pilots of innovative solutions in collaboration with students, researchers, and MouseBelt’s development shop. Member organizations will also be eligible to receive training and resources to further their knowledge of blockchain.
This new initiative comes as part of our third semester of the University Program just launched last week. Students in the program get access to educational content, advising, and funding for their student blockchain organizations. With the launch of the Blockchain Education Alliance, we hope to bring more resources to students’ activities.
Anyone interested in being apart of the Blockchain Education Alliance can find out more at https://partners.mousebelt.university.