Tamkeen launches new Cloud Innovation Centers in collaboration with AWS, University of Bahrain and Bahrain Polytechnic

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Tamkeen launches new Cloud Innovation Centers in collaboration with AWS, University of Bahrain and Bahrain Polytechnic

The Labor Fund “Tamkeen” today announced the launch of two Cloud Innovation Centers (CICs) in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), University of Bahrain (UoB), and Bahrain Polytechnic (BP).

The new CICs will focus on accelerating the digital transformation of the public sector in Bahrain, and across the region, by working with institutions and the next generation of technologists to use cloud technologies to solve real life challenges, and convert these challenges to opportunities that encourage entrepreneurial activities through innovation.

Held in strategic partnership with Tamkeen, this initiative is part of Tamkeen’s ongoing support for cloud skills development, the new innovation centers introduce students and faculties to Amazon’s innovation processes and give them access to cloud computing expertise, enabling them to quickly develop digital solutions for a series of challenges submitted and sponsored by local public sector organizations, referred to as ‘challenge sponsors’. These solution designs will be published on an open-source platform and made available to any individual or organization wishing to develop and deploy them for the good of Bahrainis and citizens worldwide which will allow for entrepreneurial activities in new emerging industries.

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