Masdar City and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have partnered to support startups and accelerate their growth. This was announced on the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2023.
The collaboration offers startups access to AWS Activate, a program that provides tools and resources to help startups innovate and scale faster.
Masdar City startups may receive up to $100,000 worth of AWS Activate credits and AWS Support credits. They will also have access to technical support, architectural guidance from AWS Cloud support engineers, and technical and business training delivered by AWS experts.
Through AWS, startups will gain an opportunity to experiment frequently and optimize business performance while reducing technology costs, a statement said.
“Masdar City’s accelerator programs are committed to facilitating the growth of entrepreneurs in alignment with the UAE leadership’s strategic vision. Collaborating with AWS helps us serve businesses more efficiently and ensure that Masdar City Free Zone startups operate in a highly secure and available space. AWS has more security certifications than any other cloud provider, bringing our customers a peace of mind that couldn’t be achieved with another cloud platform,” Amier Alawadhi, the acting director of Masdar City Free Zone, said.
“Our collaboration with Masdar City Free Zone will strengthen its accelerator programs to provide high reliability and elasticity, helping startups achieve their business ambitions through technology innovation and supporting their expansion and long-term growth. AWS Activate offers a world-class cloud infrastructure with personalized tools and resources to empower startups to scale seamlessly with their growth,” Wojciech Bajda, the director of public sector Middle East and Africa at AWS, said.
The MoU will deliver an AWS Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0, a non-equity dilutive accelerator program to Masdar City, corresponding with COP28 in the UAE.