The Economic and Social Research Institute Blockchain Skills Conference in June of 2022 took place online as part of the community events in Blockchain Ireland Week.
The focus of the conference was to analyse the demand and supply of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) skills. It provided an examination of the current blockchain labour market within Ireland, the UK and the EU-27.
In particular, documenting the relevant sectors, occupations, skill requirements and blockchain demand and supply forecasts. This research comes as a response to the rapid expansion in the application of blockchain technologies and an increase in demand for blockchain skills which is likely to put pressure on the current labour market to provide the necessary skills.
The conference was created and supported in association with the Erasmus+ CHAISE Blockchain Skills for Europe, Digital Futures at Work Research Centre (Digit) and Blockchain Ireland’s Education, Skills and Innovation Working Group.
It welcomed expert contributions from sector representatives, education and training providers, and researchers.
The presentation is available for download here.