Nine startups are participating in Amazon Web Services’ Sustainable Cities Accelerator for Infrastructure, AWS announced Tuesday.
According to an AWS blog post, each selected company aims to address infrastructure-related sustainability challenges by offering products and services targeting power, utility, transportation and other systems. In partnership with consultancy Freshwater Advisors and Public Spend Forum, AWS is providing accelerator participants with mentorship and education over five weeks to prepare them for a demo day in 2023, where they’ll get an opportunity to present their technologies to investors in person.
A company spokesperson said in an email that the program is currently underway and will conclude in December.
“The selected startups will receive hands-on technical cloud training, business development support, and opportunities to engage with AWS customers, subject matter experts, community participants, and AWS Partner Network (APN) members looking for sustainable solutions. Startups are also eligible to receive AWS computing credits to help further their missions,” the company spokesperson said in an email.
The company originally unveiled its AWS Sustainable Cities Accelerator in March to help startups learn how to innovate and grow quickly using its cloud-based technologies. AWS also launched a program to connect local and state governments with smart city vendors whose technology is compatible with AWS cloud services. The programs are part of a broader effort to place the company’s cloud-based technologies at the center of the smart city ecosystem.