Cleantech is decidedly on the rise. Optimism is again running high about how the industry could not only lift the economy but how it might save the planet as well. The interest and activity levels in the cleantech space haven’t been this high for over a decade.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the launch and call for applications for the Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0 to facilitate partnerships with mature startups developing breakthrough clean energy technologies.
The AWS Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0 program will consist of 12 weeks of virtual and in-person training beginning in Seattle in the second quarter of 2023.
Its reach and breadth will be increased with two additional cohorts and international exchange sprints to create tech innovation centers worldwide, including one in the UAE in collaboration with Masdar City.
“The path to rapid decarbonization is not simple or straightforward, and we need to partner with and highlight companies advancing the development of clean energy technology. Startups are at the forefront of much of the innovation that can help accelerate the energy transition. With the support of the Clean Energy Accelerator, this year’s cohort will be able to move faster to tackle the toughest challenges and create a cleaner, healthier planet,” said Kara Hurst, Vice President of Worldwide Sustainability at Amazon.
Energy, digital competencies, investment, public policy, innovation, and cutting-edge research are just some of the themes that will be covered by industry and thought leaders as they guide companies through the program.
While AWS will offer direction to speed up experimentation, broaden automation, and give in-depth insights by using the cloud, leading energy corporations will collaborate with chosen startups to solve sustainable energy and decarbonization problems.
The selected finalists will get technical, business, and go-to-market mentoring from AWS and up to $100,000 in AWS Credit through AWS Activate to jumpstart their cloud-based data and operations transformation.
The program will finish with an Innovation Showcase during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai in November 2023.
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