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Algorand Centres of Excellence (ACE)

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10
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20
countries
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137
core team performers
50M
USD FUNDS committed

Congratulations to the inaugural winners of the Algorand Centres of Excellence programme! Following a rigorous selection process, 10 multidisciplinary teams from top universities and research institutions from around the world qualify for the five-year programme.

ACE Locations

Carnegie Mellon University
(
CMU-ACE
)
Monash University
(
ACE-SIP
)
NTU Singapore
(
ACE@NTU
)
Purdue University
(
MEGA-ACE
)
TU München
(
ACE-SUPPRA
)
UC Berkeley
(
ACE-BRIAC
)
University of Cape Town
(
ACE-FI
)
University of Florida
(
ACE-W3
)
Università Roma Tre
(
ACE-BRAIN LAB
)
Yale University
(
ACE-PAVE
)

ACE Winners

What is ACE?

Supporting blockchain innovation and research globally

Algorand Foundation is proud to support 10 ACE teams from all around the world. Partnering with top universities and vital non-profits, the ACE programme will help raise and nurture diverse, courageous generations of blockchain natives who can create, build, manage and innovate across all geographies.

The research, education and community-driven ACE programme brings us closer to the vision for an inclusive ecosystem that provides an opportunity for everyone to harness the the potential of an equitable and truly borderless economy.

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Mission and Objectives

The ACE programme is a global network of blockchain and cryptocurrency research and education centres that advances collaborative, multidisciplinary, and cutting-edge knowledge and technology.

Research

The ACEs' mission is to advance interdisciplinary science and technology in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.

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Research

Research in the ACE programme is interdisciplinary, covering the myriad aspects related to blockchains and their applications, including the fields of computer science, economics, finance, law, applicable social sciences, arts and more. Subjects range from the theoretical understanding of blockchains and cryptocurrency, to new applications and use cases, to topics specific to the Algorand protocol and tools. The ACE programme supports research on the forefront of knowledge and is committed to scholarly excellence.

Applications

The ACE programme supports research and education leading to the development of experimental and novel blockchain applications.

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Applications

The ACE programme leads to development of innovative real-world mechanisms, applications and use cases to advance interoperability and standards in the space, accelerate innovation and create sustainable, positive impact.

Education

The ACE programme extends blockchain curriculum to the next generation of developers, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Education

Algorand Foundation fosters inclusive education and diverse community engagement. All ACEs have a strong focus on curriculum development at all levels of instruction. Curriculum development for in-person, online, hybrid and self-study offerings focus on all aspects of the blockchain and cryptocurrency space such as software and application development, protocol design, economics, social impact, regulatory or public sector policy, and more.

Community

The ACEs drive community engagement and ecosystem activities around student and campus initiatives.

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Community

The ACE programme builds, nourishes and advocates for a community that is engaged with blockchain and cryptocurrency innovation, and invested in driving the technology for the general good.

Social Impact

The ACE programme addresses key issues in technological, economic and social domains central to the principles of inclusion and sustainability.

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Social Impact

The ACEs address concrete scientific, economic and societal challenges and find actionable and sustainable solutions in line with the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs) and Algorand Foundation’s vision for a thriving, global borderless economy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The ACE aims to foster an inclusive and diverse global community. Project teams represent the organization’s community with its diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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Diversity and Inclusion

The ACEs collaborate across fields and world regions. ACEs support an inclusive work environment and help create a diverse workforce of professional blockchain innovators and implementers.

Algorand Ecosystem

ACE education and research leverage the Algorand ecosystem for training purposes and enrich it through technological innovation

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Algorand Ecosystem

The ACE programme enhances the capabilities of the Algorand platform, grows its community and ecosystem, and brings us closer to fulfilling the vision of an equitable, inclusive, borderless economy

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