Clean Energy Accelerator
Accelerate your net zero pathways at scale with Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0
A hybrid, high-pace, non-equity dilutive accelerator for mature startups.
Centered on the needs of advanced startups, the AWS Clean Energy Accelerator (CEA) program is designed to spur co-innovation and acceleration through energy partnerships (Cohort 1).
Leading energy organizations will commit to working with startups on solving their clean energy and decarbonization challenges. Industry and thought leaders from around the world will mentor on topics of energy, digital technology, investment, public policy, innovation, advanced research and more.
A second cohort for early-stage (pre-seed) startups who offer disruptive solutions to solve a broader list of climate challenges will be selected to join part of the program to receive training in digital growth and leadership development (Cohort 2, CEA Initiate).
Pre-register to attend the Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0 Innovation Showcase, in-person or online during COP 28.
Primary Challenge Focus Areas
Nano technologies ǀ Metal Organic Frameworks ǀ Polymer electro-catalysts ǀ Photo-catalysts ǀ Organic semiconductors ǀ Novel electrolyzer components ǀ Novel solar cell components ǀ Advanced membranes, Superconductors ǀ Digital and AI applications ǀ Other
Carbon Capture, Utility, and Storage (CCUS)
Synthetic biology and microbial solutions ǀ Underground reservoirs sequestration ǀ Enhanced mineral depositing ǀ Petrochemical replacement ǀ Direct air capture ǀ CO2 to fuel and material transformation ǀ Methane Capture ǀ Molten salt ǀ Electrochemical and thermochemical capture ǀ Other
Economic Hydrogen Generation, Transport, and Use
Hydrogen as a fuel ǀ Hydrogen in fuel cells ǀ Hydrogen for offshore shipping ǀ Hydrogen Transportation ǀ Hydrogen refueling stations for forklifts cars and trucks ǀ Pipeline repurposing for Hydrogen ǀ Digital and AI applications ǀ Other
Long duration battery storage ǀ Lithium-ion ǀ Zinc and abundant material based storage ǀ Flexible batteries ǀ Portable Storage ǀ Fast Charging ǀ Digital and AI applications ǀ Other
24/7 carbon-free authentication and traceability ǀ Blockchain-based innovation ǀ Grid resource allocation ǀ Real-time demand management ǀ Trading ǀ Smart device management, Marketplaces ǀ Digital and AI applications ǀ Other
Energy Security and Resilience
Power grid resilience ǀ Energy infrastructure security ǀ Security of cyber-physical systems ǀ Space system based security and resilience for mission critical assets ǀ Modernization of system processes ǀ Deployment automation implementation ǀ Rapid adaptation and restoration ǀ Digital and AI applications ǀ Other
Secondary Challenge Focus Areas
- Asset and Equipment Carbon Efficiency Optimization
- Blockchain Authentication and Transparency
- Carbon Accounting
- Carbon & Emissions Monitoring and Tracking
- Climate Modeling
- Geothermal Optimization
- Nuclear Energy
- Regenerative Agriculture and Forestry
- Renewable Energy Intermittency Technologies
- Solar Energy
- Wind Energy
If you are a startup that has demonstrated commercial traction, revenue, and the potential to scale in clean energy or climate technologies in one of the challenge areas above, apply today!
Benefits – What's in it for you?
AWS Activate Credit
- Up to $100K AWS Activate Credit
Mentorship and Networking
- Mentorship from industry experts and leaders
- Hands-on assistance with AWS Cloud
- Exclusive networking and collaboration
- Pilot coordination and support with Energy partners
- Pilot alignment using Amazon’s Working Backwards mechanism
Amazon Immersion Sprint
- Invite to an in-person Clean Energy Innovation Lab program in Seattle with Amazon, AWS, and supporting partners
- Exposure to Amazon’s technologies in sustainability, aerospace, energy, climate, and retail
- International Exchange Program: 2023: Abu Dhabi with Masdar City
- Cloud Technical Immersion
co-working office space access
- Tradeshows and Industry Engagement Support
We are excited to invite you to the Innovation Showcase for the AWS Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0 around COP 28 in Dubai Expo, UAE. The event will feature the startups selected from our global pool of innovators from all over the world.
The Innovation Showcase will be an interactive, in-person, can’t miss event! The selected startups and innovators in the Clean Energy and Climate Tech space will exhibit their latest products and solutions.
The event will feature presentations, panel discussions and Q&A from the accelerator startups, Amazon, private and public sectors, and leading energy companies.
Hybrid Greentech - Rasmus Mosbaek, Founder and CEO
“we’ve been in several accelerators both Danish Accelerators and European accelerators but it has actually been the AWS accelerator, that has moved the company the most”
Uprise Energy - Jonathan Knight, Co-Founder and CEO
“Hearing directly from the corporates and being able to engage directly with the corporates was the highlight of this whole experience”
Smart Pulse - Ozan Korkmaz, Co-founder
“The biggest gain was, we met with Amazon energy production….we introduced our solution to them and now we are doing a PoC study with them which is a huge project for us”
Upowr - Stuart Philpot, Co-Founder and CEO
“The biggest learning from the accelerator was the insights from the Amazon team, you know, quite special to dive deep into how they think, their innovation process and obviously some of the really interesting activities they’re working on”
Shifted Energy - Olin Lagon, Founder and CTO Interview
"over 3,000 families in low income communities in Hawaii are now participating in clean energy integration programs and getting bill credits.... Through the Clean Energy Accelerator program, and utilizing the cloud, we are scaling our solution globally, and empowering building managers and residents with the opportunity to support clean energy in their communities.”