Cardano Foundation Partners with Dubai Blockchain Center

02 May 2024 • News & Updates
Renagh Mooney
Director of Communications
Cardano Foundation x Dubai Blockchain Center

Launching specialized training for Cardano enterprise applications

2 May 2024, Dubai, UAE – The Cardano Foundation has today announced a strategic partnership with Dubai Blockchain Center (DBCC), a leader in technological innovation. This exciting collaboration is set to empower and expand the Cardano community, welcoming both current enthusiasts and newcomers to explore the unique aspects of the Cardano technology. The partnership, formalized during TOKEN2049, will establish a certification program tailored for Cardano enthusiasts. This initiative will offer specialized training seminars designed to educate, certify individuals and organizations on the advanced features and enterprise applications of the Cardano blockchain.

Both the Cardano Foundation and the Dubai Blockchain Center are deeply committed to advancing education and understanding of blockchain technology. This partnership will leverage educational materials developed by the Cardano Foundation’s subject matter experts, incorporating content from the Cardano Academy to create customized, in-person training seminars. This long-term collaboration aims to significantly enhance the knowledge and adoption of blockchain technology across the MENA region, working towards an offering of certified courses.

Speaking about the partnership today, Frederik Gregaard, CEO of the Cardano Foundation, stated: “We’re excited to sign and to announce this partnership with Dubai Blockchain Center today. Blockchain is a vital technology that has the potential to change the course of how society operates for the betterment of all. Education is essential to achieving that change. By partnering with noted and established leaders in the space, particularly one as successful, prestigious, and visionary as Dubai Blockchain Center, we are able to expand the reach and the efficacy of that educational focus.”

Dr Marwan Alzarouni, CEO of Dubai Blockchain Center and Senior Advisor to Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, said: "We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Cardano Foundation—especially as this aligns with DBCC's mission to promote education, training, and research in blockchain technology. This collaboration aims to provide a new generation of blockchain enthusiasts with customized educational programs and revolutionary technology solutions designed specifically for supporting the application and understanding of Cardano's advanced blockchain technology. Together, we are committed to helping improve the level of blockchain integration in a variety of sectors to catalyze their innovation, plus enhance their level of impact and adoption at an international level."

The partnership also deepens the growing connections between the Cardano Foundation and some of the most influential institutions and stakeholders in both Dubai and the Middle East. In 2023, the Cardano Foundation brought its renowned blockchain conference, the Cardano Summit, to Dubai for the first time. This year, it will once again return to Dubai to host the Cardano Summit from the 23rd to the 24th of October.

Frederik Gregaard concluded: “Dubai is increasingly being recognized as one of the leading locations for blockchain technology, with a continued investment in and dedication to the advancement of blockchain utility. By deepening our connections in Dubai and this region, the Cardano Foundation will continue to drive forward the adoption and operational resilience of this key technology.”

Further information about the Cardano Academy is available at the Academy's platform.

To learn more about the Cardano Summit, visit the Summit website.