The Cloud Innovation Centers (CIC) Program provides an opportunity for nonprofits, education institutions, and government agencies to collaborate with other public sector organizations on their most pressing challenges, test new ideas with Amazon’s innovation process, and access the technology expertise of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Any nonprofit, education, or government organization can apply to work on a challenge with our global network of public sector-led innovation centers. Organizations bring their expertise and work through a challenge engagement, uncover new ways to solve complex problems, and publish their lessons learned to further drive public sector innovation.
Students learn by doing at the Cal Poly DxHub
The Cloud Innovation Centers allow both students and staff at public sector organizations to learn as they collaborate and work through challenges. Teams access leading innovation processes and have the opportunity to apply cloud technology to real-world problems in the public sector. Learn more about how students at Cal Poly benefit from experiential learning at the Digital Transformation Hub.
Start with a problem in your community and work with a CIC to find new approaches to solving challenges.
Give your team the freedom to experiment with innovation techniques that have been built into Amazon’s DNA.
Solve complex problems
Bring people with diverse experiences together and work towards new solutions for complex challenges.
Publish results open source to help people across the world learn from CIC collaborations.
Work with leading public sector organizations
Learn more about each public sector innovation program and how your organization can apply to work on a challenge.
Latest blog posts
Becoming data-driven: Lessons from tackling Durban’s water crisis
AWS is helping eThekwini leaders solve a pressing problem, ensuring that all their residents have a reliable supply of water and helping them jumpstart a data-driven culture for further innovation.
5 lessons for university leaders preparing for a return to campus and how the cloud can help
The AWS education team recently convened a small group of university leaders for a roundtable discussion to learn about how higher education institutions innovated to support learning, teaching, health and administrative processes, campus culture, and physical infrastructure.
Improving pandemic response, citizen services, and assessing beehive health
Learn more about some of the digital solutions on challenges the CIC team published over the last quarter such as working to prevent opioid overdose, discovering new coronaviruses, and using machine learning to monitor beehive health.
Improving public safety and innovating through voice and video technology
Check out some stories of digital prototypes the CICs have published over the last few months that focus on improving public safety, adapting to the pandemic, and innovating through voice and video technology.
Collaborate with students and the community
Swinburne is collaborating with students and the community to drive innovation at the Data for Social Good CIC.