Our pillars of operations include the Open Knowledge Building Initiative, Research Projects and Blockchain Conferences, Conventions and Networking Events.


Open Knowledge Building Initiative

The goal of this initiative is to expose students from diverse backgrounds to the core knowledge and skills to successfully take up jobs in Vancouver and Canada’s fast-growing blockchain sector.


Benefits for contributors

  • Generation of highly-qualified personnel to increase the pool of qualified workers.
  • First access to recruit qualified students to fill open positions or for project work.
  • Option to participate in/or send one staff member to participate in in-class training sessions.

Research projects

The Blockchain Ecosystem exists to help industry partners solve their research projects. We will work with you to identify your research needs and how we can support you by accessing the best researchers to solve your research problems and leveraging your research and development sponsorship.

Projects may focus on:

Use Cases

  • Government Record-keeping
  • Health
  • Internet of Things (Sensor nets, smart cities, smart homes)
  • ICOs & Financial Innovation


Grand Challenges

  • Records Lifecycle Management & Digital Preservation
  • Security & Privacy of data
  • Identity Management
  • Scalability
  • Policy & Law
  • Innovation Ecosystem Sustainability
  • Evaluation and Benchmarking Frameworks

Sponsorship of Blockchain Conferences, Conventions and Networking Events

The goal of this initiative is to communicate research findings, create opportunities for networking, and to promote business development. These events may be small (10-20 individuals participating in a focused roundtable discussion) to large scale (1,000 or more individuals participating in major convention).

Benefits for contributors

  1. Opportunity to sponsor an event for brand recognition and publicity.

  2. Opportunity to shape event agendas.

  3. Opportunity to have contributor’s employees or members participate in the event. For events that will charge a registration fee, participation would be free (number of registrants depends on partnership level).