Government Agency and Cloud Provider AWS Work to Upskill India’s Students and Entrepreneurs

March 24, 2021
Government Agency and Cloud Provider AWS Work to Upskill India’s Students and Entrepreneurs
A leading Indian government agency is working with cloud provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) to upskill the country’s students and entrepreneurs. AWS was established in 2006 and is the leading cloud platform offering computing, storage, database, analytics, and application deployment. The company has a global presence and its latest initiative in India is designed to help the subcontinent's fast-growing cloud sector. The company will be working alongside the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) – an Indian government “policy think tank”.

Together NITI Aayog and AWS have launched a ‘Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center’ (CIC) – a “public-private partnership that focuses on addressing societal challenges through digital innovation” that was established by AWS. It is the first in India. The CIC program offers non-profits, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to collaborate at a national level, access AWS technology and expertise, and work with a range of other public entities to generate and test ideas designed to resolve the challenges they face.

The new CIC joins the company’s global network which includes centers in Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, and the United States. It will offer the resources, knowledge, and skills to enhance innovation in a range of areas including agriculture, health, skill development, and employment. It will also help “identify and prioritize projects” and help manage the “subject matter experts” required to address challenges in Indian society.

As a result of collaboration with AWS, the CIC “can access any AWS service” including “compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management”.

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