Bahrain Polytechnic Students Present Simulation and AI-Based Projects to Bahrain Airport Company and Ministry of Municipalities Affairs and Agriculture


By utilizing Amazon Web Services (AWS) Technology, Bahrain Polytechnic Engineering and ICT students presented two Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC) projects initially developed to provide smart solutions for Bahrain Airport Company and the Ministry of Municipalities Affairs and Agriculture.

Bahrain Polytechnic, in partnership with the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) and Amazon Web Services, have launched the CIC in 2020 to provide an opportunity to collaborate with other public sector organizations on their most pressing challenges, and enable students to solve these challenges using the technology and expertise of AWS.

The first project, Takhata ( (تخطى, addressed challenges shared by Bahrain Airport Company and developed an advanced simulation and machine learning-based system which enhances customer satisfaction, shortens check-in time, conserves resources, and predicts incoming workload.

The second project, GreenTech, addressed challenges facing the Ministry of Municipalities Affairs and Agriculture and developed an advanced smart greenhouse system based on Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning . The project generates sustainable resources through solar and renewable electricity, as well as water from humidity, enabling farmers to implement a smarter irrigation system that contributes to Bahrain’s food security by producing higher quality and lower cost production crops.

Her Excellency, Ms. Maha Mofeez, Chief Executive of the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) commended the extraordinary efforts of the students in implementing innovative concepts and utilizing the latest technologies available to them through the CIC. She stated: “It gives me great pleasure to see students making the most of this initiative and solving real-world challenges creatively utilizing world-class technology. We partnered with Bahrain Polytechnic and AWS with the purpose of providing Bahrainis with the support and opportunities necessary to enhance their adoption of emerging skills and technologies through hands-on work to develop solutions for real problems alongside industry experts. This will contribute to preparing a generation of local professionals with technical skills that the labor market is in need of, therefore giving Bahrainis rewarding career options and supporting the private sector with the expertise and knowledge required for productivity.

Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin, CEO of Bahrain Polytechnic, commented on this occasion: “I am thrilled to see our students use AWS technology to create such prototypes for the public and private sectors. In addition to ensuring that they gained the necessary experience to meet the demands of the job market, this gave our final-year students and graduates practical understanding in the field of artificial intelligence. We look forward to working closely with our CIC students to develop similar projects which will provide smart solutions to organizations and companies.”

Nidal AlBasha, the Bahrain Cloud Innovation Centers leader stated, “We are very proud to contribute to the learning of the next generation and provide the real-world knowledge and experience to the university students. We have witnessed how cloud computing is transforming public sectors all over the world, therefore we are very thrilled to be working with the Bahraini government to realize the 2030 goal for the country and advance digital transformation in the Middle East.
The demo presentations were conducted during an event held at Bahrain Polytechnic campus, on Tuesday 17th January 2023, in the presence of Tamkeen’s Chief Executive, Ms. Maha Mofeez; Bahrain Polytechnic’s CEO, Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin; Mahmood AlSeddiqi, Vice President of ICT at Bahrain Airport Company; and Nidhal Al Basha, Digital Innovation Lead at Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as representatives from all parties. The event also hosted representatives from Bahrain Airport Company and the Ministry of Municipalities Affairs and Agriculture.

An awarding ceremony was conducted at the end of the event for the students and graduates involved in the development of the two projects.

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