Ontology Teams With Berlin’s HTW University To Advance Blockchain Education & Research

Blockchain, Education, News | June 4, 2020 By:

Blockchain startup Ontology has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Berlin’s Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) University to advance blockchain education and research.

Ontology is a high-performance public blockchain and distributed collaboration platform. Powered by the Ontology Token (ONT), the platform allows businesses to enjoy the benefits of smart contracts and tokenization while retaining control of their sensitive data. Ontology’s features include ONT ID, a mobile digital ID application and DID used throughout the ecosystem, and DDXF, a decentralized data exchange, and collaboration framework.

Founded in 1994, HTW is the largest public University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and Eastern Germany. It has over 13,000 students and 75 programs in areas of engineering, computer science, business, culture and design.

The partnership will include the delivery of a tailored fellowship degree based on core strands of the Ontology chain such as smart contracts, token economics, and the exploration of tangible use-cases. HTW students will also be given the opportunity to take part in the development of three unique Proof of Concept (PoC) projects including: the use of blockchain to upgrade the voting process; supporting refugees and local authorities in the asylum process; and connecting households with corresponding water suppliers in a bid to make the process more secure, transparent, and efficient.

“We are firmly committed to accelerating the delivery of blockchain education on the global stage and broadening the accessibility of meaningful course content to prospective students,” said Andy Ji, Co-founder of Ontology. “Partnering with HTW gives us the platform to pursue exciting joint research and teaching initiatives, while leveraging the University’s academic infrastructure to connect with students who are keen to explore the potential of decentralized technology. Working in conjunction with HTW University, we want to equip students with the skills necessary to thrive in this space, solve real world problems, and carve out their own decentralized ambitions. We are delighted to give students the opportunity to partake in a fellowship degree based on the Ontology chain, where they can learn about topics such as smart contracts and token economics,”

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katarina Adam of HTW said that they are excited to embark on this strategic partnership, and to craft course content informed by the latest insights from Ontology.

“The team’s unique technological expertise and developer acumen will contribute significantly to educating future generations of blockchain-proficient professionals. We are thrilled at the prospect of joint research initiatives and look forward to witnessing this partnership bear fruit in the coming years.”