5 Top Smart Buildings Startups working on Smart City Solutions

Curious about new technological advancements impacting smart cities? Explore our analysis of 274 global smart building startups & scaleups and learn how their solutions impact your business!

Staying ahead of the technology curve means strengthening your competitive advantage. That is why we give you data-driven innovation insights into smart cities. This time, you get to discover five hand-picked smart building startups.

Out of 274, the Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Smart Building Startups

The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.

The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 274 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights five smart city startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these five startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 269 smart building solutions, get in touch with us.

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PHYSEE creates Smart Facades

During the construction of new buildings, companies have to consider the possible interactions with the environment. Since widespread glass-based building envelopes are energy-consuming, new smart facades with embedded sensing and condition regulation abilities arise. These solutions create self-sustained smart infrastructure to manage the comfort of its inhabitants without excessive energy use.

PHYSEE is a Dutch startup producing SmartSkin, a solution that transforms buildings into sustainable ecosystems using solar power. It lowers energy consumption, increases convenience, and generates electricity for houses by incorporating solar cells and weather sensors into facades. PHYSEE’s plug-and-play SmartWindows applies a patented nano-grid technology to convert solar energy into sustainable electricity, optimize climate control and communicate user settings.

Scanalytics provides Smart Flooring Analytics

Smart floor sensors and analytics placed in smart buildings extract useful insights from people’s walking patterns. In particular, they predict the footfall of various places in smart cities. These include retail, medical, industrial, or residential complexes. Such analytics solutions are useful to identify regularities in real-time and organize related activities accordingly.

US-based startup Scanalytics establishes intelligent environments by utilizing low-energy daisy-chained smart mats, both indoors and outdoors. This kind of smart flooring captures favored routes over chosen locations and indicates key areas. The solution also collects data on occupancy, abandonment, and conversion, as well as waiting time, and traffic flow. Besides, these smart mats provide relevant heatmaps and analytics, primarily in consumer services.

Ventive enables Smart Ventilation

–°onstantly compromising between energy bills and air exchange in modern buildings induces the need for smart ventilation systems. These systems simultaneously reduce a home’s heating or cooling demand. It also maintains the indoor air quality. Ventilation in smart buildings employs various sensors to regulate airflow parameters, based on real-time information. Smart ventilation also facilitates predictive maintenance to detect faults in advance.

UK-based startup Ventive produces a solution that uses nature-close passive ventilation with heat recovery (PVHR). The startup’s technology moves energy flows from exhaust air to fresh incoming air. At the same time, the solution also continuously adjusts to housing needs by enabling performance monitoring for proactive repairs.

Greenbeat develops Smart Green Roofing

A challenge in smart urban settings concerns saving local greenery and biodiversity. As growing cities usually lack space, one of the solutions involves planting trees and arranging gardens on the rooftops of buildings. Natural vegetation assists in runoff management, energy conservation, and urban heat mitigation as well as roofing reinforcement and carbon sequestration.

Greenbeat is a startup from Sweden that provides green roofing and urban agriculture solutions based on the continuous real-time monitoring and management of vegetation. The startup achieves this by combining the internet of things (IoT)-based plant sensors, open weather data, actuators, predictive analytics, and simulation models.

Cityzenith specializes in Digital Twin for Buildings

Smart buildings involve numerous documents and drawings – which are not easy to store, maintain and visualize at the same time. Implementing digital twin technology to smart buildings creates dynamic replicas of buildings while ensuring more time- and cost-efficiency for management. Besides, the combination of AI and machine learning enables real-time monitoring of items as well as offers tools for their further optimization.

US-based startup Cityzenith develops a platform called Smart World Pro to provide a comprehensive digital twin solution in the lifecycle management of smart buildings. The product features natural language search, multi-layer data operation, AI-driven cost analysis, and an all-in-one 3D information dashboard.

Discover more Smart City Startups

Startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on smart roofing, ventilation, and facades, as well as advanced analytics and digital twin solutions. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing smart cities, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore smart city technologies in more detail, let us look into your areas of interest. For a general overview, download one of our free Industry Innovation Reports to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.

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