Madrid May 4th, 2022
Barbara has been chosen together with 12 startups to contribute to clean energy technology Innovation. The Amazon Web Service Clean Energy Accelerator 2.0 programme has selected startups currently working on subjects such as hydrogen, battery storage carbon capture, bio engineering, smart grids, solar and wind energy, among others.
The programme will connect startups with leading energy organizations including ENEL, ENI, Iberdrola, GALP, Siemens Gamesa and Total Energies, to work together in solving complex clean energy and decarbonization challenges.
The inception of AWS Clean Energy Accelerator Programme
There is an urgent need to accelerate clean energy technology innovation if we want to achieve net-zero emissions targets. The technologies available today support less than 40 percent of the CO2 reductions needed, and many of these technologies are not yet commercially deployed on a mass-market scale.
In response to the latter, last year, Amazon Web Services launched the Clean Energy Accelerator programmed directed to catalyze innovation and support some of the most innovative startups that are helping transform the future of energy. Today, a year later, a new cohort of clean energy innovators has been invited to participate in Clean Energy Accelerator 2.0.
AWS is getting support from the global innovation consultancy Beta-i in the selection and support of this year’s participating startups.
Barbara was selected amongst 424 applicants from 58 countries together with other 11 startups
Barbara´s Industrial Edge Platform has been chosen to connect industrial equipment to the cloud while enabling cybersecure intelligence at the Edge through IoT Technologies and Blockchain.
The five-week programme has three pillars of action. First the readiness pilot where there is alignment with energy customers; second the learning with Amazon’s innovation culture and AWS resources; and third building organisational and leadership capabilities.
Barbara will receive guidance in accelerating experimentation, expanding automation, and delivering deeper insights, using the cloud. Over the next five weeks, all companies will access to hands-on technical training in capabilities like machine learning, analytics, and high-performance computing.
The final stop will be on June 2nd, when all collaboration outcomes will be presented at the AWS Clean Energy Accelerator 2.0 Innovation Showcase, in Lisbon, Portugal, bringing together partners, startups, and key stakeholders from the European energy and technology innovation ecosystem . If you wish to join, you can register here.
About Amazon Web Services Clean Energy Accelerator Programme
Amazon Web Services (AWS), supported by Beta-I, has developed the Clean Energy Accelerator 2.0, a unique mentorship and co-innovation opportunity for mature cleantech startups. The AWS Clean Energy Accelerator is designed to encourage co-innovation and acceleration through energy partnerships. The goal of the program is to accelerate the energy startups today so that they can define and shape the clean energy industry of the future.
The programme is awarded with technical, business, and go-to-market mentorship from AWS; and up to $100,000 for each startup in AWS Promotional Credit through AWS Activate to kick-start their data and operations transformation in the cloud.