Centre of Digital Innovation (CoDI) is an initiative launched by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority 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 the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority 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.
Tadreeb, also known as the Smart Government Virtual Academy, is an online training platform founded by the Centre of Digital Innovation as a core initiative in the Smart Government transformation. With its sleek design and user-centric experience, the platform offers interactive, free of charge, online training courses on trending topics of business, technology and soft skills. Ever since its establishment, the portal has hosted trainees from more than 50 countries around the world, offering them state-of-the-art bi-lingual training material conducted by international training instructors and specialists.
Innovation Summer Camp
Running across all seven emirates, the TRA Summer Innovation Camp is one of the largest and most dynamic initiatives powered by the Centre of Digital Innovation. The TRA Innovation Summer 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.
Launched in late 2018 and also the first of its kind, the User Experience Lab was established to optimise government applications and services offered through the web, smart devices and service booths. Advanced global methodologies are implemented in the User Experience Lab to ensure that websites and applications consider the requirements of users and meet the needs of enterprises to access services with ease. The lab provides comprehensive and integrated mechanisms; tests are conducted by specialised teams with the participation of the stakeholders in each project in the presence and participation of real users representing various personas.
Virtual Health Lab
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.
Other initiatives by CoDI
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:
Updated on 19 Sep 2019