Contacted DUO

During the last year I have stayed in touch with DUO: the executive branch of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Johann Schreurs and Henny Bulstra are working on blockchain projects of the agency. I talked to them at BCinED17 and talked to them again this week. We have  complementary projects: DUO working on governance, we working on the consumer/user side of blockchain in education. We’ll be stayin in touch the next few months.  Check several projects of the DUO innovatielab at GitHub and read about one of their blockchain projects called StudyBits.

Meeting at SIDN Fund

On June 26th I made my way to Amsterdam for a meetup with the projects funded by the SIDN Fund in their Blockchain for Good call. We discussed the state of our projects and discussed the implications of blockchain, based on our first hand experience. Check the site of the SIDN Fund (Dutch) for more information.

Discussion at the Center for Innovation

Scaling up

After a meeting in november, we realized time and technology had caught up on our original plans. We had to scale up and BlockChange.EU is in that process.

We’re talking to new partners about working together, building a network. Organisations like OMO (association of schools for secondary education), Senzer, Praktijkschool Helmond and Yubu. In the process we’re also trying to find additional funding, because a bigger plans means a more expensive plan. Interesting, informative times in the realm of the blockchain in education.

In november and december I talked to all these partners and in the weeks around christmas I’ll be writing a new project plan. When the plans are final, I’ll be posting about it again.