AMBERLab Promoting Blockchain in the Philippines

ABR
May 10, 2019

The Philippine’s Ateneo-MediXserve Blockchain Education and Research Lab (AMBERLab) has announced its goal to serve as a hub for research and education for blockchain.

Dr Maria Regina Estuar, Executive Director of AMBERLab, revealed that the center was established by Ateneo de Manila University and MediXserve with four areas of focus: research, education, incubation, and community.

According to an OpenGov Asia report, the Lab was officially launched in August 2018, with its initial objective to provide education in blockchain knowledge. NEM Foundation was the sponsor for the first seed funding to develop and offer blockchain electives at the university.

NEM and the Lab also offered opportunities for university students to develop blockchain applications after they take the blockchain elective courses.

Dr Estuar reiterated the importance of blockchain education, saying, “The country needs a new generation of Computer Scientists who understand the fabric of distributed digital ledgers in order for them to develop solutions to assist both government and private sectors in providing better ICT services in relation to health, education, disaster response, and transportation, to name a few.”

The AMBERLab executive director added that the goal of the project is to produce a sufficient number of graduates to meet the needs of the industry. Moreover, blockchain projects would be initiated and developed to drive forward research in blockchain applications. The Lab also expects to receive more funding to sustain the technology over the next few years.

Dr Estuar expressed hope that blockchain technology will change the lives of people in the country for the better, adding that it is likely concrete results will be seen within the next decade.

Source: www.opengovasia.com


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