Atal Innovation Mission, AWS collaborate to scale cloud skilling, and accelerate innovation with education technology startups in India
The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, andAmazon Web Services (AWS) today announced new initiatives to strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in India, by empowering school students with cloud computing skills, and enabling entrepreneurs to build innovative education technology (EdTech) solutions on the cloud.
A Statement of Intent (SoI) was signed between NITI Aayog and Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL),which undertakes the resale and marketing of AWS Cloud services in India.
As per the SoI, AIM will leverage AWS Educate,Amazon’s global program that provides resources for students and educators to accelerate cloud-related learning. This program will introduce the fundamentals of cloud computingsuch as cloud storage, virtual compute power, web hosting, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and virtual reality (VR), to students at more than 7000 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) in India. AWS will also conduct Faculty Development Programs (FDPs) for the personnel in-charge at the ATLs, and provide resources and tools ateach ATL to expedite student learning, and enable them to create and build solutions on the cloud.