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 up to 100.000 US dollars in credits to their AWS Activate program and business support.