Inspire future

Anthony Andrews, student at Bowie State University

We nurture talent pipelines by working with educational institutions to inspire future leaders to advocate for inclusive digital financial systems.

Through the Interledger NextGen Open Payments program we work with education institutions to co-design and implement an Open Payments curriculum, as well as providing real-world opportunities that highlight careers in open technology.

“We empower the next generation of entrepreneurs with the necessary skills in order to build the applications that are going to power the future.”

–Alan Davids, Senior Lecturer at University of Cape Town

”Interledger is acting like a bridge now in making payments easier. Wherever you are in the world, you can make your payment as if you are sending an email.“

–Anthony Owolabi, Bowie State Student

Open Opportunities

The Interledger-NextGen Higher Education Grant will accept project considerations for a project length of up to 12 months and for funding up to USD 50,000 to cover work on the proposed project and any costs associated with event participation, training, or software development.

Interested universities can submit their letter of intent via Submittable starting Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 12:00 am (EDT,  until July 11, 2024, at 11:59 pm (EDT).

Interested universities must align the proposed initiative with their undergraduate or graduate departments of computer science, information technology, business, sustainable development, or related fields. Programs should aim to:

  • Enable faculty to implement effective forward-thinking initiatives to enable digital financial literacy and inclusion.
  • Increase student engagement, interaction, and learning about open-payment technologies, open-source, and digital financial inclusion with a significant focus on the Interledger Protocol and related technologies.
  • Showcase career pathways in open payments, open-source, sustainable development, and the multi-disciplinary fintech space.