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5 Top Smart City Decarbonization Startups to Watch in 2022

Curious about startups that will impact cities? Discover 5 hand-picked Smart City Decarbonization Startups to Watch in 2022 in this report & learn what their solutions have in store for your business!

Thousands of new startups are founded every year – emerging companies with the potential to disrupt smart cities. To give you a head-start on emerging technologies and startups that will impact smart cities in 2022, we analyzed a total of 1 216 global smart city decarbonization startups & scaleups. Meet 5 of the most promising startups to watch!

Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Smart City Decarbonization Startups to Watch in 2022

Out of 1 216, the 5 smart city decarbonization startups to watch are chosen through the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering over 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. As the world’s largest resource for data on emerging companies, the SaaS platform enables you to identify relevant startups, emerging technologies & future industry trends quickly & exhaustively.

The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights the 5 smart city decarbonization startups you should watch in 2022 as well as the geo-distribution of the other 1 211 startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. We hand-picked the 5 highlighted smart city decarbonization startups based on our data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, the relevance of technology, and funding, among others.

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Circular City provides Smart Reusable Packaging

Founding Year: 2019
Location: Hong Kong, China
Use for: Package and Product Monitoring, Waste Management

Circular City is a Hong Kong-based startup that offers smart reusable packaging for businesses. The startup establishes a return network of connected products through its solution. This facilitates the reverse logistics of reusable packaging and, hence, diverts them from landfills. Since sustainable waste management is an integral part of smart cities’ decarbonization, the startup’s solution enables businesses to replace single-use packaging and move towards sustainable options. This, in effect, reduces waste, lowers hauling emissions, and creates green jobs. In addition, Circular City provides insights into the circulation of products and packaging along with real-time impact data.

ActiveBAS offers Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Building Fitness Management

Founding Year: 2020
Location: Durham, North Carolina, USA
Use for: Building Efficiency Management, Energy Compliance

US-based startup ActiveBAS develops an AI-based building fitness management solution. The startup’s tools create a detailed view of building performance during onboarding to produce an energy model that reflects its actual energy consumption. With this model, the solution runs simulations that forecast future building performance based on a range of factors, including lighting, heating, and air conditioning. This enables energy managers and property owners to optimize their energy consumption and maximize energy savings. Besides, it ensures energy compliance and cuts down their overall carbon emissions by reducing energy wastage. The autonomous operation of ActiveBAS’s solution also augments energy managers’ tasks as well as offers transparency into outsourced energy management operations.

Solum offers Solar Pavements

Founding Year: 2019
Location: Sevilla, Spain
Use for: EV Charging, Smart Mobility

Spanish startup Solum manufactures solar pavements for light electric vehicle (EV) charging. The startup combines modular architecture, solar energy, and smart mobility concepts to offer grid-independent green energy. Besides, the system is urban-friendly and installable in pavements without consuming too much space. To facilitate integration with smart cities, the startup further provides a software platform with secure data management. At the same time, the materials used are mostly recyclable and come with an anti-slip surface to ensure the safety of the urban public. The anti-vandalism design also improves its robustness while its hydrophobic properties reduce maintenance costs. Thus, Solum enables EV owners and mobility providers in transitioning to a cleaner energy source and reduce carbon emissions.

urban energy develops an Energy Management Platform

Founding Year: 2019
Location: Berlin, Germany
Use for: Energy Process Digitization, Load Balancing

urban energy is a German startup that provides an energy management platform for energy utilities and real estate businesses. The startup’s primary product, DataHub, integrates renewable energy production and e-mobility consumption data with network loads. This enables intelligent scheduling of power generation and consumption. DataHub also allows real estate operators to integrate renewables and smart energy devices to optimize energy consumption and production. At the same time, DataHub Whitelabel enables utilities and grid operators to digitize energy processes, optimize low voltage grids, and predict grid loads. This optimizes network planning and operational management while enabling new business models like dynamic pricing.

Viggo enables Zero-Emission Car Sharing

Founding Year: 2019
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Use for: Shared Mobility

Danish startup Viggo offers zero-emission vehicles for urban mobility. The startup maintains a fleet made of Tesla and Jaguar electric cars for on-demand rides. Users are able to book their vehicles through the startup’s smartphone app for a fixed price. Besides, it provides ViggoBusiness for companies that need mobility services. This allows enterprises to automate all administrative tasks of mobility, including receipt forwarding to finance departments. It also supports reception booking, pre-booking, and live-vehicle tracking. ViggoDifference is a dashboard that comes with ViggoBusiness to track total mobility activities along with carbon savings. Viggo’s platform allows commuters to rely on clean energy and low-carbon transport options, reducing their carbon footprint.

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The smart city decarbonization startups showcased in this report are only a small sample of all startups we identified through our data-driven startup scouting approach. Download our free Industry Innovation Reports for a broad overview of the industry or get in touch for quick & exhaustive research on the latest technologies and emerging solutions that will impact your company in 2022!

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