March 6, 2020 11 AM

Amazon Web Services Joins the Ranks of Partners in EIT InnoEnergy’s PowerUp! Challenge

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has signed up as a partner of the PowerUp! Challenge 2020, a testament to the undisputable clout of EIT InnoEnergy’s ecosystem for start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs in central and eastern Europe.

A subsidiary of global tech giant Amazon, AWS is the world’s largest provider of on-demand cloud computing platforms and application programming interfaces (APIs), allowing users to have a virtual cluster of computers at their disposal at all times. AWS began offering cloud computing services to businesses in 2006 and by today the company has become the ultimate go-to for highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud, powering hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries worldwide. A global market leader in this space, AWS has eliminated countless barriers and costs for start-ups by providing infrastructure-as-a-service.

As a PowerUp! Challenge partner, AWS is joining a prestigious group of companies from across the entire CEE region. Some of the top names include Gold partner Rafako, a leader on the Polish power generation equipment market and the biggest boiler manufacturer in Europe; or Turkey’s EnerjiSA, an electricity distribution and sales enterprise with a customer base of more than 20 million. Building on the resounding success of the past five years, EIT InnoEnergy is organizing the sixth edition of the PowerUp! Challenge’s start-up contest in the spring of 2020 to propel innovative companies to the next level. In addition to the 65,000-euro investment from EIT InnoEnergy that participants are competing for, partners are also offering a range of various prizes. AWS is providing to selected participants 100,000 euros in credits to their AWS Activate program and business support.