AWS Sustainable Cities Accelerator

Past Cohorts

Cohort 1: Clean Energy (Summer 2021)

"Clean energy is one of the most promising investment opportunities there is today." — David Turk, US Deputy Secretary of Energy

Our first accelerator cohort focused on startups developing clean energy solutions, specifically related to clean technology for energy storage, monitoring CCUS programs/seismic activity, hydrogen generation for energy, smart grid, geothermal optimization and material science. The programming took place over the summer of 2021 and culminated in a virtual demo day global Innovation Showcase on September 23rd attended by over 400 AWS customers, industry experts, venture capitalists, corporate executives, and government leaders. The event was kicked off by AWS CEO Adam Selipsky and included comments by David Turk, US Deputy Secretary of Energy. A video of the event can be found here.

2021 Clean Energy Accelerator Cohort

is a Pennsylvania, US-based startup, pioneering the use of advanced materials to convert waste into scalable, resilient, and renewable energy to provide carbon-free circular economy solutions to industry and infrastructure.

based in Toronto, Canada, developed a breakthrough electrochemical technology for low-cost, long-duration energy storage in physically-free zinc metal.

in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is developing a disruptive offshore wind technology using kite systems and vertical axis wind rotors to provide low-cost clean electricity, grid scale energy storage, and seawater desalination.

from British Columbia, Canada, is manufacturing ion-exchange membranes and polymers for clean energy that provide cost, performance and sustainability advantages for fuel cells, hydrogen production, and carbon capture and conversion.

based in Spain and the Netherlands, offers blockchain-based software that helps energy buyers increase the credibility of their renewable energy reporting and verify its real source and emissions, every hour of the day.

based in Turkey, developed a robust, SaaS-based energy trading platform that connects energy exchanges, grid operators, power plants, consumers, and service providers via an end-to-end SaaS solution that reduces costs and increases operational efficiency of renewables.

headquartered in Switzerland, is a deep-tech clean energy startup using proprietary Edge sensor and intelligent software to make solar plants live longer and greener.

is an Arizona, US-based software as a service (SaaS) company providing a complete carbon footprint management systems that enables enterprises and financial services institutions to measure, analyze, plan, forecast, and report on their carbon transactions and inventory.

based in Houston, Texas, US, aims to reshape the world’s energy landscape with low-cost, clean, distributed hydrogen production systems powered by the proprietary, high-temperature H²Gen™ electrolysis process.


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