Partnerships play an integral role in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Projects focusing on innovative concepts need to gain mainstream traction if they want to survive in the long run. The IOTA team has been actively working on forging key partnerships with some of the biggest companies which come to mind. The following examples are ranked in terms of perceived long-term potential.
#6 Luxoft / St. Petersburg Polytechnic
Creating a partnership with software giant Luxoft has been a major milestone for the IOTA project to date. Through this collaboration, IOTA aims to optimize its Tangle protocol and unlock new features along the way. This partnership also encompasses the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, which is one of the few academic institutions to focus its attention on IOTA at this stage.