The IOTA Foundation announced that it has joined the CHAISE technology consortium with Fujitsu. The IOTA Foundation, an organization that addresses IOTA distributed ledger solutions, shared the details of its new partnership. It will promote blockchain education in Europe as part of a large multinational consortium.



IOTA Foundation joins EU-funded innovations consortium

According to the official statement made by the IOTA Foundation, the EU and EC-backed consortium signed a partnership with CHAISE. Led by Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL), this influential institution addresses the field of blockchain education mechanisms in European countries.
In this consortium, IOTA will be accompanied by the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA), Japanese hardware giant Fujitsu and the European Digital SME Alliance.
As part of this collaboration, the IOTA Foundation will try to solve the toughest problems of modern blockchain education – talent shortages, global competitive pressure, and the limited link between education and the marketplace.

The most ambitious goal of this partnership is to create an advanced blockchain education system that focuses on the professional profile of the first “blockchain expert” tailored to the needs of the DLT and blockchain segments.


Introduction of the european strategy for blockchain skills

Therefore, the IOTA Foundation will support the European Strategy for Blockchain Skills. Funded by a four-year grant from the well-known educational program Erasmus +, the project will run on a five-term VET (qualification) program.

In addition to software engineering skills, the program includes problem solving, entrepreneurial mindset, teamwork, etc. It will include non-technology disciplines such as.

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IF’s Partnership Director Holger K√∂ther summarizes the importance of IOTA’s contribution to the creation of the entire European blockchain education environment:
We are pleased to join both leading VET organizations and DLT industry leaders to jointly strengthen the leading role of the European Union in realizing the potential of distributed technologies.


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