Following the success of the DHI TechHack challenge last year, DHI InnoTech is back with the Group Innovation Challenge geared towards the DHI Ecosystem. This year, InnoTech is engaging the employees within DHI and its Group of Companies to collaborate, develop, and solve the various issues faced in their organizations. The TechHack will be held on Friday, October 22 at the Le Meridien, Thimphu. The challenge will act as the first step towards building the DHI Corporate Innovation Platform, conceived with the aim of building capacities for innovation at the company level, and for the larger DHI ecosystem.
Innotech Hosts Innovation & Technology Conference
DHI InnoTech hosted its first Innovation & Technology Conference on October 12, 2021. The conference was centered around the theme of Leadership and brought together the Chief Executive Officers and Innovation Task Force Members from the DHI Group of Companies. The various sessions emphasized the role of leaders in driving and strategizing technology and innovation pathways. The conference also highlighted InnoTech-led innovation initiatives and called upon the leaders to collaborate for a vibrant innovation ecosystem.
Vacancy Announcement from DHI InnoTech
DHI is pleased to make vacancy announcement for the Projects Unit under InnoTech. We invite all eligible and interested candidates to submit applications through the procedure laid out on the DHI Career and InnoTech Opportunities pages.
DITT in Collaboration with DHI Launches On-the-Job Training for Fresh Graduates
The first batch of graduates from the Gyalpozhing College of Information Technology (GCIT) will be training at various departments under Department of Information Technology & Telecom (DITT) and Druk Holding and Investments (DHI). The on-the-job training program is set to commence on September 1st, 2021. The training will kick off with a month-long orientation program to ensure a smooth transition into the corporate environment for the students. The orientation program will include presentations and short trainings conducted by the staffs working at various organizations in Bhutan, as well as experts from outside the country. All sessions will be broadcasted live on DHI InnoTech’s official Facebook account.
Virtual Information Session on Group Innovation Challenge
DHI InnoTech will host the second virtual information session to provide additional details on the Group Innovation Challenge on Wednesday, 13th of September, 2021 at 11.30 AM. The session will provide a platform for interested individuals to ask questions and clarify doubts, and get a comprehensive understanding of challenge logistics and processes. Interested individuals can access the session using this link: https://meet.google.com/tya-ygyk-yvn
InnoTech Presents Strategy Paper on Emerging Technologies
InnoTech is excited to present our latest Strategy Paper on Emerging Technologies. Emerging technologies and new industries present opportunities for Bhutan to address socio-economic challenges and build human capacity. The paper, as a potential starting point, contextualizes the technologies to Bhutan and maps out a priority (impact vs effort) matrix for the adoption of the 22 identified technologies. The paper will be available soon on the InnoTech website for our readers!
Training on Arduino to Promote STEM Education in Bhutan
DHI InnoTech is conducting a two-day training on Arduino for 9 high school teachers from Thimphu to promote STEM education in the country. Arduino is an open-source electronic prototyping platform enabling users to create interactive electronic objects. Arduino boards are designed to make electronics more accessible to artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. The hands-on session will be held at the DRIVE center on 1st and 2nd July, 2021.
InnoTech Launches Familiarization Program for Fab Lab Managers & Engineers
DHI InnoTech launched a familiarization program for Fab Lab managers and engineers across the country today. The training modules include introduction to Fab Labs and Super Fab Lab in Bhutan, as well as Design Software, Electronics Design and Production, Design Thinking in Prototyping, Application and Software Programming, etc. The five-week long training will be conducted online and will conclude with a session on management and maintenance of Fab Lab machines. Currently, all Fab Labs in the country are managed by RSSTEM.
InnoTech Director speaks on Expanding Possibilities with Technology on RIGGS Podcast
Cybersecurity and a Technology Pathway for Bhutan
Innotech, DHI has initiated a webinar series with the aim to enhance national knowledge and expand network with global experts. The webinars in this series will keep technology as the core concept. DHI’s first webinar series was coordinated with Department of Information Technology & Telecommunication and Ministry of Information and Communication. The objective of the webinar titled “Cybersecurity and Technologies – Past, Present, and Post Quantum” was to advance an ecosystem of cybersecurity and technology in Bhutan. Cybersecurity is one of the thematic areas that InnoTech has strategized to study in finding a technology pathway for Bhutan. Thus, the discussions from the webinar will aid the development of a national strategic white paper on cybersecurity. The three-hour webinar presented the core concepts of cybersecurity and its impacts on society building. The discussions revolved around fundamental technologies poised to radically change the landscape and definition of cybersecurity. Further, the guest speakers brainstormed ideas on grassroot capacity development. Such ideas can potentially map Bhutan’s ecosystem on cybersecurity technology development. Additionally, there was a focused discussion on how cybersecurity could contribute to development in education, human resource, research and development, policy, and business. Drawing from the webinar, Innotech will develop a detailed strategy white paper on cybersecurity and a Bhutanese technology pathway.