MouseBelt, an ecosystem that promotes Blockchain innovation by supporting hands-on development for the projects, individuals, and emerging leaders that are pushing the industry forward, announced their 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.
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.
“Students are demanding Blockchain education,” said Ashlie Meredith, Director of MouseBelt University. “Universities need established experts in the space to help develop curriculum and projects — and alliance members 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.”
MouseBelt is 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. Partner organizations will also be eligible to receive training and resources to further their knowledge of Blockchain.
This will be the third semester MouseBelt has offered educational content, advising, and funding for student Blockchain organizations. With the launch of the Blockchain Education Alliance, MouseBelt hopes to bring more resources to students’ activities.