Today, certificates are mostly in paper form and represent a hurdle to digitalisation efforts.
Companies and institutions can deposit certificates on the blockchain, making them easily digitised and verified for stakeholders.
What’s the problem you’re trying to solve?
Today, certificates are mostly in paper form and represent a hurdle to digitalisation efforts. The sharing and the process of proof of authenticity are inefficient, and personal aspirations for lifelong learning are not reflected in the certificates. Although companies invest in internal MA ID cards, they are difficult to understand.
What are your goals and milestones?
The MyCV team bets that by April 2019 it will have an ecosystem with 10 companies and institutions using the MyCV platform, and will have verified 100,000 certificates by April 2020.
What’s your approach?
Companies and institutions are given the opportunity to deposit certificates and badges on the blockchain, making them easily digitised and (substantively) verified for employees, guaranteeing more transparency for employer and employee. Customers are educational organisations that pay a license fee depending on their size. In order to verify the rapid market penetration, we want to attract renowned institutions to participate in the proof of concept – imitation effect leads to the achievement of a critical mass.
What’s the impact your aiming for?
About 45 educational institutions and 989 continuing education institutions operate in Switzerland, with more than 500 employers. Educational institutions and employers in particular require easily verifiable digital certificates and badges, and thus motivate employees to continue their education.