Cloud Innovation Centers

Accelerating public sector innovation

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 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.

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Smart cities, health and wellbeing, and digital transformation

The CIC program brings students, researchers, and the technology expertise of AWS together to solve public sector challenges and gives students the opportunity to engage in project-based learning. Check out some of the CIC challenges during the third quarter of 2020.

NITI Aayog and AWS establish Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center in India

The NITI Aayog Frontier Technologies CIC is the first AWS CIC in India, and first around the world for AWS that is set up in collaboration with a government agency at a national level.

Swinburne launches cloud technologies degree to prepare students for in-demand careers

The Associate Degree of Applied Technologies - Cloud Computing gives students hands-on experience applying cloud skills in real-world projects with industry partners.

The culture of innovation at Amazon: Driving customer success

Customers often ask us how they can innovate like Amazon. Victoria Condron, Digital Innovation Lead, Cloud Innovations Programs for AWS explores how Amazon organizes for innovation with Amazon’s leadership principles, working backwards process, and two pizza teams.

 

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.

Identify challenges

Identify challenges

Start with a problem in your community and work with a CIC to find new approaches to solving challenges.

Innovate

Innovate

Give your team the freedom to experiment with innovation techniques that have been built into Amazon’s DNA.

Solve complex problems

Solve complex problems

Bring people with diverse experiences together and work towards new solutions for complex challenges.  

Scale

Scale

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

Helping battle COVID-19 and improve cities: How AWS CICs foster innovation

Technology and the cloud can help address some of the world’s most pressing and immediate challenges, like battling COVID-19 and improving cities. At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we encourage innovation through technology in our AWS Cloud Innovation Centers (CICs).

A streamlined, mobile-first approach to service delivery for counties and states

The NITI Aayog Frontier Technologies CIC is the first AWS CIC in India, and first around the world for AWS that is set up in collaboration with a government agency at a national level.

Promoting biodiversity conservation with open data and the cloud

The Associate Degree of Applied Technologies - Cloud Computing gives students hands-on experience applying cloud skills in real-world projects with industry partners.

Addressing Alzheimer’s, citizen services, and coronaviruses: The latest from AWS Cloud Innovation Centers

Through the CIC challenges, organizations and students work to solve societal problems through digital solutions and Amazon’s innovation processes while providing students a platform to learn.

 

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Collaborate with students and the community

Swinburne is collaborating with students and the community to drive innovation at the Data for Social Good CIC.

E-Scooter Surface Classification

E-Scooter Surface Classification

Learn how a California city is working to ensure e-scooters stay off sidewalks for pedestrian safety.

Ask Alexa About Water Quality

Ask Alexa About Water Quality

See how a water control board worked to innovate and find more ways to engage the public.

Digital Evidence Collection

Digital Evidence Collection

Explore how technology can be leveraged to improve compliance in digital evidence collection.

Pest Management Chatbot for Strawberry Farmers

Pest Management Chatbot for Strawberry Farmers

How can technology support innovations in farming? Learn about a new chatbot prototype.

Smart Cow Tracking for Cattle Ranchers

Smart Cow Tracking for Cattle Ranchers

Read about a solution for cattle ranchers to improve tracking cow location and temperature.

Measuring the Impact of Offshore Wind Energy on Deep Sea Animals

Measuring the Impact of Offshore Wind Energy on Deep Sea Animals

Learn about the prototype for researchers to assess the impact potential of offshore wind energy to the deep-water ocean ecosystem.

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