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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Small Space Living Solutions out of 308
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 1.379.000+ 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 308 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 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 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 303 small space living solutions, get in touch.
Twofold Spaces develops Flexible Furniture
As the population in cities further increases, people seek ways to produce less waste and live more sustainably. Additionally, many people lose their financial flexibility owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. These and more reasons drive people to choose smaller homes and consequently optimize the space available within them. As a result, startups develop modular furniture solutions that allow for space maximization and decluttering.
US-based startup Twofold Spaces develops a range of flexible furniture for homes and office spaces. The startup’s solutions include removable tables and dining areas, transformable walls that turn into working spaces, as well as sound dampening separators to separate work from home (WFH) and living zones. With functionality in mind, the startup develops furniture for comfortable living within limited space.
Ori builds Electronics-enabled Expandable Furniture
Small-space apartments or tiny homes are often designed with an open-plan layout. This causes discomfort to people seeking a quiet home office or a secluded bedroom. To mitigate this, startups develop expendable furniture that transforms a single room into different zones with the push of a button.
US-based startup Ori creates transformable furniture and designs architecture for small-space apartments and homes. The startup develops modular walls and expendable bed systems, creating multiple rooms within a single space or transforming the living room into the bedroom. Activated with the push of a button, a smartphone app, or a voice command, the systems allow residents to dynamically change the layout of the apartment depending on their needs.
Aerospring Gardens works on Vertical Aeroponics for Small Spaces
The lack of space in urban environments is a major issue for those who want to grow fresh produce in their apartments. The only solution for gardening enthusiasts is to explore vertical space, which does not guarantee high yields. In turn, startups develop vertical systems that enable gardening in small spaces or on balconies, as well as optimize yields by using air or mist as alternatives to soil.
Singaporean startup Aerospring Gardens develops vertical aeroponics systems for small-space gardening. The systems, adjustable for balconies and indoor growing, provide the plants’ roots with more oxygen than traditional hydroponics. This allows gardeners to generate high yields within limited space. The startup’s compact system takes up 1 square meter of space but allows growers to harvest up to 27 different plants in their apartments.
Daan Tech designs Mini Dishwashers
No matter the size of the apartment, people prefer the convenience of a slew of kitchen appliances. However, there may not be enough room to fit even the essential ones such as the fridge and the stove into some apartments. As a result, both large home electronics manufacturers and startups reduce the size of the appliances to meet the increasing transition to smaller spaces.
French startup Daan Tech offers a mini dishwasher designed for small-space living. The startup’s product, Bob, is autonomous and does not require access to the building’s plumbing. Additionally, the product is equipped with a magnetic automatic door opening system for drying. Its low consumption of water and electricity allows Bob to both, fit into a small kitchen and provide a sustainable dishwashing solution.
Ablute optimizes Bathroom Space
The design of any bathroom cannot omit two essential items – a basin and a toilet. Moreover, when dealing with compact spaces, the latter is expected to take up as little space as possible. Although compact toilet design is not a novelty, startups work on concepts that completely hide the seat from the view to give the impression of more space.
Portuguese startup Ablute optimizes bathroom space by designing a toilet embedded in a wall. With its design, the startup changes the common perception of the toilet as a hulking ceramic structure. Additionally, Ablute is developing a chip capable of collecting and analyzing urine samples, which identifies a range of diseases and health conditions in the early stages of development.
Discover more Circular Economy Startups
Circular economy startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on repurposing, recycling, developing new materials as well as waste management. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more sustainable technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Industry Innovation Reports to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.