Tamkeen Renews Support for AWS Cloud Innovation Centre

by BTM

Tue, 06 February 2024

Tamkeen Renews Support for AWS Cloud Innovation Centre

The Labour Fund (Tamkeen) has announced the renewal of its ongoing collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which is aimed at furthering support for the Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC) at the University of Bahrain and Bahrain Polytechnic. 

This collaboration is dedicated to bolstering students’ digital proficiency, expediting Bahrain’s digital transformation, and addressing challenges faced by some organisations within the public sector. 

The Cloud Innovation Centres have supported over 100 students in their endeavours to develop innovative solutions through intensive practical training with AWS experts. This resulted in 34 prototypes being developed as proposals for several public sector organisations.

Tamkeen Executive Director of Programmes and Partnership Development, Ali Hasan, says: “The Cloud Innovation Centres play a pivotal role in cultivating a robust pool of skilled Bahrainis, in addition to serving as advanced platforms focused on tackling challenges encountered by the public sector, educational institutions, and non-profit organisations.” 

The information and communication technology (ICT) sector made a significant contribution of 6.8 percent to Bahrain’s real GDP in 2022, marking a consistent upward trajectory. Notably, there has been a surge in the demand for cloud services in Bahrain, driven by companies migrating their ICT infrastructures to the cloud.