Innovation & Enterprise


UCL and Amazon Web Services launch new centre to fast-track healthcare and education innovation

8 April 2022

UCL and Amazon Web Services are teaming up to open the UCL Centre for Digital Innovation. The centre will help healthcare and education organisations accelerate their use of digital technologies to increase efficiencies and offer new services.

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The UCL Centre for Digital Innovation (UCL CDI) will support digital projects from healthcare and education organisations, as well as research teams, startups and UCL’s tech spinouts.

The UCL CDI is powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and draws on UCL’s research in healthcare and education.

Their first call for engagement is open to projects looking to solve a global issue in health or education using cloud computing. This could be, for example, a project focused on precision medicine, that uses cloud technology to derive insights from data to generate patient prognostics. Or a piece of research that’s using technology to reinvent the evaluation and marking process in education in some way.

The new centre will give successful applicants access to training, education, tech support and help with building and scaling products. AWS will also provide up to $500,000 (around £370,000) a year to help fund the development of the prototypes and new solutions.

The centre will be hosted at IDEALondon in Shoreditch, a technology hub and innovation centre run by UCL in partnership with UK startup experts, Capital Enterprise. IDEALondon supports startups with space, advice and access to funding and talent.

Read the full story on the UCL News website.


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