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Amazon Web Services Announces Two AWS Global Accelerator Programs to Boost Cloud Adoption

World’s best cloud technology company Amazon Web Services is launching two AWS Global Accelerator programs to boost Clean Tech adoption across the globe. The new accelerator program would help Clean Tech startups to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges using cloud-based solutions.

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As part of the program, AWS would select 10 startups and offer distinguished cloud-based solutions for Space and Clean Tech / sustainable smart cities categories. AWS has named these programs:

  • AWS Space Accelerator assists startups using the cloud to reimagine commercial and government space missions
  • AWS Sustainable Cities Accelerator supports startups building mobility and transportation solutions to increase the sustainability of fast-growing urban centers

Let’s take a deeper dive into AWS Global Accelerator Programs and how these could drive meaningful innovations to support societies, governments, and industries.

Program 1: AWS Space Accelerator

Program 1: AWS Space Accelerator
AWS Space Accelerator

AWS Space Accelerator is a well-planned virtual program for supporting innovations in space technology. This 4-week business-centric accelerator program will provide mentorship to 10 startup companies who use AWS. AlchemistX and AWS experts will lead the program to transform the future of space research and exploration using advanced technologies.

What the AWS Space Accelerator Program Offers

  • Thorough technical support and leadership development with AWS training
  • SME guidance on specialized space domains
  • Networking and partnership alliance opportunities with AWS Partner Network
  • AWS Promotional Credits via AWS Activate Program [up to $100k USD]

The applications are currently open for registration. Into its second year, the fully-virtual and remotely organized accelerator program for space startups would begin on 6 June 2022.

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Program 2: AWS Sustainable Cities Accelerator

AWS Sustainable Cities Accelerator
AWS Sustainable Cities Accelerator

As a leading technology behemoth, AWS supports some of the biggest initiatives in clean technology and sustainability domains. Today, modern cities contribute to 75 percent of the global carbon emissions. If we are to become a net zero and carbon-free world, these cities have to be turned into hubs for clean tech investments and innovations. AWS Sustainable Cities Accelerator program is looking to drive technical innovations in these domains, driven by the mission to solve today’s “biggest energy challenges.”

Like the AWS Space Accelerator program, this program 2 is also a fully-virtual 6-week engagement led by Freshwater Advisors and Public Spend Forum, along with other industry-leading partners.

At the time of the announcement, David Weinstein, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Freshwater Advisors said, “The AWS Sustainable Cities Accelerator will provide a unique platform to catalyze these collaborations and bring new solutions to market. We are delighted and honored to be working with AWS to launch this accelerator to develop solutions to support sustainable cities and address the energy and climate crisis.”

Public Spend Forum founder and CEO, Raj Sharma says, “Providing emerging and diverse companies the knowledge, data, and access they need to accelerate their impact in the government market is exciting work and so fundamental to our growth programs. This AWS accelerator provides an amazing opportunity to further our mission to help government market buyers find cutting edge companies while providing emerging companies a high visibility platform that shines a light on their cutting-edge work.”

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Technologies Supported as part of AWS Global Accelerators Program

In addition to the obvious technological innovations supported on AWS Cloud infrastructure and Cloud computing, the global accelerator programs would invite applications from startups involved with:

AWS Clean Energy Acceleration gave us global exposure, markets, mentors, potential customers, and investors,” said James Larson, CEO of E-Zinc, which participated in the 2021 AWS Clean Energy Accelerator. James added, “As a part of the acceleration, we were able to learn how to pitch our solution differently and it helped push our sales globally. We were able to leverage our association with AWS to build trust among our clients and investors.”

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