Indian leading tech industry to partner with Canadian Blockchain Institute to learn Blockchain
One of India’s leading tech industry organizations is partnering with the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) to help spur a digital economy within the world’s second-most-populous nation.
India’s information technology trade organization, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) will work with BRI researchers backed by the Canadian government to help developers learn more about blockchain platforms in preparation for creating and launching tools within the nation.
To that end, the two groups have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing a financial and research partnership. According to media platform INC42, each organization will invest in webinars and other types of seminars whereby researchers within the BRI can share their knowledge using case studies with Indian government departments and other entities.
According to the report, NASSCOM chairman Raman Roy said that, while he is delighted to launch a research initiative, he understands that encouraging blockchain use in the country will be a long-term effort, rather than a plug and play we can do tomorrow.
BRI’s Don Tapscott told:
“We need to create an awakening in India, showcase the power of blockchain and we can do this by looking at incentives/discounts to organizations who do this. That’s phase one.”
“Phase two would build a blockchain institute in India, which will be specifically aimed at helping grow the digital ecosystem in the state of Telengana.”