The Australian National Blockchain Roadmap Steering Committee has reached out to the blockchain community in order to create working groups to explore specific applications of the technology within the supply chain, agricultural and educational sectors.
The invitation on the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources’ website have asked interested parties to submit their expressions of interest before the 22nd of July.
Are you part of Australia’s #blockchain community? Join the National Blockchain Roadmap Working Groups to be involved in mapping out the future of blockchain. Apply before Wednesday 22 July: https://t.co/dgw6jzC2G8 pic.twitter.com/aEKosLpa8d — TechnologyAU (@TechGovAu) July 8, 2020
The working groups will explore and identify use cases and economic opportunities as well as barriers that may prevent adoption across Australia.
They need to present their findings to the committee by early 2021.
Established in Feb 2020 by Australia’s Ministry of Industry, Science and Technology, the committee consists of “representatives from government, industry, research and other sectors”.
It oversees the implementation of the roadmap, which was released earlier this year.
Chair Narelle Luchetti emphasized on the importance of these working groups:
“By recognising the rich opportunities that exist to leverage blockchain across our economy, these collaborative working groups will play a central role. They will help progress two important use cases for this technology – supply chains and credentialing.”
The recently appointed Blockchain Australia CEO Steve Vallas is also in the committee’s deputy chair with other members including experts from:
The Australian Stock Exchange
According to the roadmap, integrating with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT), the economy could generate $3 trillion AUD within the next 10 years.