MeitY, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Amazon Internet Services Private Ltd. The collaboration is expected to identify startups with deep technology capabilities, and enable and empower them to build impactful solutions to address the biggest problems facing society in India. The startups will gain access to AWS Credits, a community of experts, technical training and support covering cloud architecture, cost optimization, security, and scalability readiness.
“The combination of India’s scale, its thriving technology community, and public sector willingness to adopt new technologies to address challenges in society, is a great opportunity for startups to create impactful innovations. MeitY’s focused efforts supporting startups operating in social impact areas and building a collaborative innovation ecosystem is commendable, and we are proud to collaborate with the MeitY Startup Hub towards this goal,” said Rahul Sharma, President, Public Sector – AISPL, AWS India and South Asia.
The MoU will focus on startups addressing healthcare, agriculture, public safety, transportation, smart cities and citizen engagement. Identified startups will be able to leverage AWS’s depth and breadth of services in cloud, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence , machine learning , data analytics and security, among others.
“MeitY Startup Hub is excited to collaborate with AWS to help startups to further accelerate, scale, and build innovative solutions. Mentoring, technical expertise, cloud credits, skill enhancement programming, and other resources provided under this collaboration will be of significant value for startups. We look forward to a productive engagement with AWS, with a vision to create both grassroots momentum and tangible impact,” said Jeet Vijay, CEO, MeitY Startup Hub.