Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem, is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide tech startups with support to build scalable and secure cloud-based services that accelerate their growth.
Announced at GITEX Technology Week, the collaboration offers Hub71 startups access to AWS Activate, a program that provides tools and resources to help startups innovate and scale faster. Through AWS, startups can experiment frequently and optimize business performance, while reducing technology costs. Hub71 startups will benefit from AWS Activate credits worth up to US$100,000 for each, in addition to AWS Support credits. They will also have access to technical support and architectural guidance from AWS Cloud support engineers, as well as technical and business success training by AWS experts.
AWS recently announced it will open data centres in the UAE in the first half of 2022, as part of the Abu Dhabi Investment Office’s (ADIO) efforts to attract investments that build technology capabilities in the emirate. The new collaboration with Hub71 comes as an extension to the collaboration between AWS and ADIO across Abu Dhabi’s knowledge economy on various ecosystem and education initiatives, training, and startup enablement programmes. Earlier this month, the two entities launched a cloud training programme to upskill, train and certify Abu Dhabi-based SMEs. The programme will equip SMEs with in-demand cloud skills to help accelerate the digital transformation of their organisations.
AWS is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud offering, with more than 200 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management.