Centre of Digital Innovation (CoDI) was created to enable the digital journey of both the UAE’s citizens and the Government. The centre achieves this through innovation, research, education, training, skills development, seminars, quality assurance and consulting services.
Centre of Digital Innovation (CoDI) is an initiative launched by the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority-TDRA in the UAE in late 2013 as a response to the UAE’s attempt towards being a smarter and digitally transformed nation. CoDI does various capacity-building, research and development activities resulting in high-quality products and services in the area of ICT. CoDI has established an ecosystem of partners and stakeholders from different sectors. The ecosystem forms the main enabling pillar to drive CoDI forward. CoDI is physically located in Dubai at TDRA building. You do not need to be available physically at CoDI to benefit from their services as some of them are available online and are easily accessible from anywhere in the world.
Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) launched the TDRA Virtual Academy, known before as the Smart Government Virtual Academy with the aim to provide training and learning courses in the fields of business, information technology and soft skills.
Offered courses are beneficial for anyone seeking to develop his/her knowledge and skills in the growing field of ICT and innovation. Thus, it could be of as much benefit to a student as it could be to a fresh graduate, a budding entrepreneur or the head of an organization. Courses are designed for learners of all skill levels and from all backgrounds.
The academy has more than 50 online courses available for free in the mentioned fields. Training services may be provided in different formats which include on-site instructor-led sessions, virtual instructor-led, online sessions and self-paced training.
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Running across all seven emirates, the TDRA Summer Innovation Camp is one of the largest and most dynamic initiatives powered by the Centre of Digital Innovation. The TDRA Summer Innovation Camp was initiated in 2015 for children and teenagers ranging from the age of 6 to 17 years, aiming to nurture and build their ICT skills and talents. The camp continues to run every year in the summer time featuring the latest technology trends and interactive activities.
In coordination with the University of Sharjah, CoDI has developed a VR surgery simulator that medical students use to learn to perform surgical operation. The project was successfully delivered to the university, which is currently used as an evaluation tool for students.
In addition to the above projects aiming to enhance digital transformation of government services, the Centre of Digital Innovation has launched many other initiatives to keep government services compatible with the age of AI and 4th Industrial Revolution. They are: