Dr. Joachim Schwerin of European Commission – discover on Industry Insights

Dr. Joachim Schwerin of European Commission – discover on Industry Insights

Industry Insights: Blockchain Skills for Industrial Ecosystems: an EU Perspective

The European Union could profit from blockchain technology as a core driver of innovation and growth for industry and SMEs. But some challenges have built up over the last two decades. As digital skills are scarce in the EU, the reskilling effort to increase blockchain-specific knowledge would be a necessary action. Nevertheless, the potential opportunities in SME financing, CBDCs, and tokenized ecosystems make blockchain an innovation priority of the European Union.

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About the lecturer

Dr. Joachim Schwerin is the Principal Economist in the unit responsible for the Digital Transformation of Industry within the Directorate-General Internal Market, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission. He is responsible for developing the policy approach of DG GROW towards the Token Economy and Distributed-Ledger Technologies as well as their applications for industry and SMEs. Moreover, he coordinates initiatives to foster the development of digital skills for the European industrial ecosystems. He regularly contributes to policy development in digital policy fields, including the MiCA Regulation, and the preparation of the digital Euro and blockchain infrastructures for the real economy, such as anti-counterfeiting technologies and the hydrogen value chain.

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