Stratis to Fund Blockchain Innovation Centre in Uganda

Share this article

Stratis has entered a long-term partnership with the charitable Foundation of King Oyo, the current monarch of the Tooro Kingdom located in the South West of Uganda, with a population of approximately one million. King Oyo (Rukirabasaija Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV) is the world’s youngest reigning monarch, crowned at 3 and a half. He is known for his keen interest in technology. A recent partnership with the Uganda Industrial Research Institute saw the creation of the King Oyo Science, Technology, Innovation and Industrialization park.

The Investment Marks the Beginning of Stratis Africa

The partnership sees Stratis fund a new blockchain innovation centre in the kingdom designed to build knowledge and blockchain development skills within the kingdom. Knowledge will be shared by developing a syllabus designed to provide relevant use case examples to spark creativity and innovative thought process around blockchain applicability.

Stratis is a Microsoft-focused blockchain platform built from the ground up utilizing Microsoft programming languages (C#). The syllabus will leverage renowned development tools, such as Microsoft’s Visual Studio. Participants will also be able to lean on a wealth of online knowledge thanks to Stratis’ choice of utilizing one of the world’s most popular programming languages. As part of the partnership, Stratis plans to locate a senior team of business and technical roles at the new innovation centre with the vision to further grow its ecosystem across Africa.

Chris Trew, Founder and CEO, Stratis commented:

“We’re looking forward to developing a syllabus that will be taught at the new innovation center, focused on the use of Stratis blockchain technologies. We view this investment as the beginning of Stratis Africa and plan to deploy a senior team to Uganda. King Oyo is taking a forward-thinking stance on innovation that will bring new economic opportunities to the Tooro Kingdom.”

The partners will…


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.