Cardano Foundation and Dubai Blockchain Center Welcome Collaborative Partnership

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Cardano Foundation and Dubai Blockchain Center Welcome Collaborative Partnership Press Release

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

About the Cardano Foundation

The Cardano Foundation is an independent, Swiss-based not-for-profit organization tasked with advancing Cardano as a public digital infrastructure across a wide range of industries. The Foundation works to anchor Cardano as a utility for financial and social systems, thus empowering the digital architects of the future. It also develops infrastructure tooling—including where there may not be an immediate commercial use case—plus strengthens operational resilience, and drives diversity of on-infrastructure use cases as well as the development of sound and representative governance.

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Representatives from the Cardano Foundation are available for comment. Please contact: [email protected]

About Dubai Blockchain Center

Dubai Blockchain Center (DBCC) is a visionary establishment inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on May 15, 2018. As a beacon of innovation and collaboration, DBCC is dedicated to revolutionising global digital infrastructure through the transformative power of blockchain technology. At DBCC, the mission is clear: to establish Dubai as the premier destination for blockchain research, education, advice, and expertise. DBCC brings together thought leaders, developers, investors, and educators to foster a vibrant community that drives technological advancements and positive change on a global scale.

DBCC is committed to promoting education, training, and research initiatives that facilitate the widespread adoption and impact of blockchain technology. Through strategic partnerships with academia, government, and industry leaders, we aim to enhance the integration of blockchain into various sectors, catalysing innovation and collaboration.

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