Swinburne University partners with AWS to launch cloud innovation centre

Swinburne University of Technology has launched its new Data for Social Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC) for Australia, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The first of its kind in the country, it uses cloud technologies and intelligent data analytics to solve real-world health, wellbeing, and social challenges affecting Australia.

Swinburne’s deputy vice-chancellor for research and development, Professor Aleksandar Subic, said Swinburne is excited to work with AWS on this ambitious and unique venture.

“The CIC will leverage the capabilities of our data science research institute along with the expertise of Swinburne’s researchers, especially, in health, social innovation, and smart cities,” said Subic.

“With proven AWS innovation approaches and collaboration between AWS and Swinburne teams, we will develop new digital solutions, products, and services that will be made publicly available to benefit Australians.”

In conjunction with Swinburne’s Inversion Health Innovation Research Institute and using AWS technology, the centre aims to develop intelligent data-driven digital health systems to improve health care, health literacy, and patient-centric support through personalised health-care solutions.

According to the media statement, these solutions could help manage chronic diseases, such as diabetes, through the development of data-based digital health programs and mobile solutions.

APAC regional head for education, research and not-for-profit at Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector, Vincent Quah, said Amazon is excited to work with Swinburne to help address some of Australia’s biggest social challenges using AWS cloud technology.

“It will pave the way for Australian organisations to work with leading education institutions like Swinburne to leverage data to create economic and social impact, transforming how the industry works to solve critical issues.”