Blockchain Research Institute, UT Dallas Partner On Blockchain

Blockchain, News | February 7, 2019 By:

The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) is collaborating with the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas Dallas to identify the implications of blockchain for business, government and society.

Based in Canada and co-founded by Don Tapscott and his son Alex Tapscott, the BRI is an independent, global think-tank that is conducting the definitive study of the impact of blockchain technology on business, government and society. From market opportunities to best practices and implementation challenges, the BRI is dedicated to inspire and prepare private- and public-sector leaders to be the catalysts of the blockchain transformation.

The UT Dallas partnership, which marks the institute’s first relationship with an American university, will help the BRI’s multimillion dollar research program support, not just the commercial or regulatory world, but academia as well. As part of the partnership, UT Dallas faculty and students will be able to access BRI’s platform, where they can share best practices and research projects. They also have opportunities to participate in live webinars with leading global experts, including Cisco, Deloitte, FedEx, IBM, Intuit and P&G.

“BRI has curated a wealth of resources, such as blockchain cases, data and networking opportunities,” said Dr. Zhiqiang Zheng, professor of information systems in the Naveen Jindal School of Management. “This partnership is instrumental in facilitating the cutting-edge research and education that UT Dallas faculty and students are undertaking related to this innovation.”

“We look forward to helping the world-class researchers and educators navigate the blockchain revolution,” said Don Tapscott, co-founder and executive chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute.