Cloud Innovation Centre

Cloud Innovation Centre

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What is a Cloud Innovation Centre?

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  • Cloud Innovation Centres (CICs) are designed to address public sector challenges through digital innovation.
  • CICs provide opportunities to experiment with innovation to find new ways to address the critical problems facing governments, industry and society.
  • CICs provide leadership and subject matter expertise as they work with the public sector to identify challenges that matter to the community and collaborate to drive innovation.

What is the RMIT Cyber Ready Cloud Innovation Centre?

  • The RMIT Cyber Ready Cloud Innovation Centre is focused on designing cloud-based cyber security solutions and enabling students to collaborate with the public sector to tackle cyber issues in the real world, with innovative cloud computing approaches and emerging technology.
  • Working within the University’s home of entrepreneurship, RMIT Activator, and backed by AWS technology, the RMIT Cyber Ready CIC will connect students, researchers, government and subject matter experts to solve cyber security challenges.
  • The team will also collaborate with experts through areas including RMIT’s Blockchain Innovation Hub, Health Transformation Lab and RMIT Online.
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Why did RMIT get involved in this?

  • We’ve been working collaboratively with industry and government since 1887 to close skills gaps and improve life for our communities. In a time of constant change, and as the as the workforce and digital technology has become increasingly complex, we’ve continued to flex and adopt alongside.
  • The CIC will help boost Australia’s capability in cyber security while addressing a growing skills shortage. It will give students the chance to build in-demand cloud skills to tackle real problems while delivering proactive solutions to protect Australians and the global community.
  • We have already been working closely with AWS and innovating across a number of projects, including the development and delivery of RMIT Online short courses, designed specifically to tackle future skills shortages; as well as through introduction of an artificial intelligence digital assistant (AIDA), powered by AWS artificial intelligence technology.
  • AWS’ leadership in cloud technology and expertise in machine learning, high-performance computing and data analytics, coupled with RMIT’s strength in education and research, will enable the RMIT Cyber Ready CIC to tackle global cyber security challenges.

What sort of challenges will there be?

Where are other CICs?

  • The RMIT Cyber Ready CIC will work with the public sector to identify challenges ranging from cyber policies and training programs, to security protection and control systems.
  • Prototypes built through the RMIT Cyber Ready CIC will be made publicly available for the global community to access.
  • Challenges will provide students with opportunities to build prototypes that address cyber threats, with a focus on enhancing awareness, literacy, and enablement across three information security pillars – confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
  • The RMIT Cyber Ready CIC will join a global network of Cloud Innovation Centres dedicated to accelerating public sector innovation, powered by AWS: California Polytechnic University Digital Transformation Hub, Arizona State University Smart City CIC, Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) Digital Transformation Lab, CODE University of Applied Sciences Better Future Lab, Sciences Po Public Innovation Lab, Busan City CIC, Swinburne Data for Social Good CIC, and University of British Columbia Community Health and Well-Being CIC.
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