The Australian National Blockchain Roadmap Steering Committee has reached out to the wider 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 asks interested parties to submit their expressions of interest before the 22nd of July.
The working groups will explore and identify use cases and economic opportunities as well as barriers that may prevent adoption across Australia, presenting their findings to the committee by early 2021.
Who’s steering this committee?
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” and oversees the implementation of the roadmap, which was released earlier this year. Chair Narelle Luchetti emphasized 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 the committee’s deputy chair with other members including experts from RMIT University, CSIRO, and the Australian Stock Exchange.
According to the roadmap, by integrating with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT), the economy could generate $3 trillion AUD within the next 10 years.