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Congratulations to our Partner of the Year Award winners in the NEW Social Impact category!

This year, we introduced a new Social Impact category as part of the Partner of the Year Awards (POTYA) consisting of Sustainability Changemaker, Inclusion Changemaker and Community Response. We received hundreds of entries and were amazed by the incredible social, environmental and community impact our partners are driving all around the world. 


We are now excited to share and congratulate the winners and finalists for these awards. Join us in celebrating their impact and hear more about how they're making a difference at Microsoft Inspire


Sustainability Changemaker POTYA winner

Schneider Electric combines energy technologies, real-time automation, software, and services to help customers meet their sustainability goals. Using EcoStruxure, the company’s open IoT platform for sustainability and efficiency, Schneider Electric helped a global real estate firm build its first hyper-efficient smart headquarters, reducing energy use by 30 percent using sensor data.


Inclusion Changemaker POTYA winner

Built on an inclusion-oriented business model, Catalyte provides customers with scalable on-demand engineering services from diverse technical talent and solutions that create access to digital skilling and tech-job opportunities. Leveraging their apprenticeship model, Catalyte implemented a content management and delivery platform that enabled their customer to expand student access to online educational content nationally in the US.


Community Response POTYA winner

A global EdTech company, uPlanner helped drive digital transformation within 20 public universities in Peru to help faculty and students adapt to changes brought on by the pandemic. This included developing class recovery plans, technical syllabus adaption for course design, online education and performance monitoring, and strategic communication utilizing Microsoft technologies and Azure capabilities.


Sustainability Changemaker POTYA finalists

  • ABB
  • Aveva
  • Iconics


Inclusion Changemaker POTYA finalists

  • Function 1 Technologia Corporativa
  • Future Worx
  • Millennium I.T.E.S.P. Pvt Ltd


Community Response POTYA finalists

  • Barhead Solutions Australia
  • Quisitive
  • SoftwareONE Ecuador and InterGrupo (IG Services S.A.S)


Congratulations again to all winning partners! View all 2021 POTYA winners.