This week at their annual re:Invent conference, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the startups chosen to participate in the AWS Sustainable Cities Accelerator for Infrastructure and one Alberta company made the grade.
Infrastructure, or the built environment, encompasses all aspects of our lives, and includes real estate, manufacturing, power, utility, and transportation systems.
The nine selected startups are developing groundbreaking solutions to help cities address infrastructure-related sustainability challenges.
Edmonton’s RUNWITHIT Synthetics was included in the cohort that originates from four countries across North America, Latin America, and Europe, and represents a wide range of innovative sustainable solutions.
RUNWITHIT uses synthetic data modeling to show customers the impact of sustainability decisions. RUNWITHIT creates digital city sandbox environments, then adds scenarios of weather, policy, technology, and infrastructure to help measure predicted outcomes, including climate, emissions and economics.
AWS launched the AWS Sustainable Cities Accelerator program in March 2022 to help address the crucial need for innovative and collaborative solutions that focus on global climate and clean tech challenges. Over five weeks, the program immerses startups in cloud education with hands-on technical training in capabilities like machine learning (ML) and high performance computing (HPC).
In addition, selected startups are eligible to receive business and go-to-market mentorship from AWS sustainability experts, and opportunities to connect with AWS customers, industry leaders, and members of the AWS Partner Network (APN) looking for sustainable solutions. Startups are also eligible to receive AWS computing credits.
The culmination of this program will be the AWS Sustainable Cities Demo Day in 2023, during which the selected startups will showcase their technology in person.