COVID-19 is still in relatively early stages in many countries, yet its wide-ranging impact is already being felt, especially in terms of the economy.

Strategic Blue and other involved partners, are proud to announce a new Cloud Funding Program, to help continue the battle against COVID-19. We have secured our first tranche of funding, are lining up more, and are ready to launch.

Whilst initially funded by UK philanthropists, Strategic Blue is working with a wide range of partners globally to deliver this at scale, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), technical partners such as Intervision, the University of California at San Diego, and PitchBlackPikka, for specialist ML and AI expertise.

The Cloud Funding Program is designed to help two groups; 'Researchers' and those running 'Community Projects', particularly those in education.

The Cloud Funding Program

Researchers

If you’re an academic researcher, or team of researchers, that want to start activities that will help tackle Covid-19, the Cloud Funding Program is here to help you with a funded budget for your initial cloud costs and support to fast-track your cloud adoption. Our aim is to get you up and running in the cloud, without having to wait for larger funding applications to be approved.

Community Projects

For community projects that have the focus of helping mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on society in general, and education in particular, you can apply to the Cloud Funding Program to support your initial cloud computing needs that the minimum viable product for your project may require. Again, this is with the aim to reduce the time to impact for community projects helping the fight against COVID-19.

What do we want?

We want academic researchers and teams with ideas for community projects to step forward and apply for funding for cloud budgets, initially for use of Amazon Web Services.

We are initially intending to make small awards of $1,000 to $5,000 per project out of the existing funding, but we’ve already been approached with far larger requests, which we are looking to fund with parallel funding.

Through our easy 3 stage process, the Cloud Funding Program will rapidly select projects to fund, providing the initial funding for a cloud budget and technical support to plan, kick-off, monitor and hopefully validate the best of your ideas.

We hope between us, we can accelerate progress towards tackling the issues that COVID-19 has inflicted upon society. We plan to help the best ideas to access further funding, should they need it.

Research Projects

Please apply by clicking the link below.
Apply Here

Community Projects

Please apply by clicking the link below.
Apply Here

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Some of your customers might be technology focussed or have security as the main part of their business. We can offer an additional service of cost-optimisation. We do this by carrying out an audit of their cloud usage and providing recommendations on ways to lower costs.

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