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CODE’s Better Future Lab

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Berlin-based university launches the Better Future Lab, powered by Amazon Web Services

Berlin, 4th of April 2019 – In partnership with AWS, CODE launches the new program ‘Better Future Lab’ together with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The new program will apply proven innovation processes with public and non-profit sector organizations and demonstrate the power of public cloud to solve public challenges.

The new collaboration will give CODE’s students and faculty direct access to the processes and expertise of Amazon Web Services, enabling them to quickly develop digital solutions. Using AWS’s ‘working backwards’ process, participants will work together with the partner, who provided the challenge, and a dedicated team at Amazon Web Services to develop solutions using AWS Credits if needed. The solutions will be published as open-source and made available to any individual or organization wishing to develop and deploy them in support of the UN’s seventeen Sustainable Development Goals, which range from clean oceans and responsible consumption to the reduction of inequalities and better health service provision.

Thomas Bachem, Founder and Chancellor of CODE is delighted about working with AWS: “The Better Future Lab is a place where everyone from corporate to community can collaborate to innovate and experiment building a better future together. This is a great example how higher education can foster innovation by making key technologies and competencies more accessible to communities.”
The Better Future Lab is the most recent addition to a global network of AWS Cloud Innovation Centers in Munich (Munich University of Applied Sciences), France (Science Po), USA (CalPoly and Arizona State University), Australia (Swinburne University) and South Korea (Dongseo University).
Non-profit and public sector organisations are invited to submit their challenges online here to the Better Future Lab from July 1st 2019.

Partnership between CODE and AWS

About CODE: With 229 students from 42 countries, CODE University of Applied Sciences is a private, state-recognized university for digital product development in Berlin. The project-based and competency-oriented didactic concept within the degree programs of Software Engineering, Interaction Design and Product Management is designed to draw upon the diversity, openness, internationality and creativity of its students. CODE is based at Factory Görlitzer Park and was founded in 2017 by Thomas Bachem, Manuel Dolderer and Jonathan Rüth.