Accelerating the development of sustainable cities

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Urbantech is a non-equity, pilot-focused accelerator program running in Denmark from 2019-2021. We bring together startups from around the world with three Danish corporates to accelerate the development of sustainable cities - one pilot at a time.

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Sustainable urbanization is key to successful development

According to the UN World Urbanization Prospects, 54% of the world’s population live in urban regions, and projections suggest this will increase to 66% by 2050. In addition, megacities are increasing while rural populations are shrinking.

Cities not only offer opportunities for economic development but it is also often cheaper and more environmentally friendly to provide basic services in densely populated areas rather than rural areas. In other words, sustainable urbanization is key to successful development.

Corporate-Startup Engagement

At Urbantech, we believe that the best way to create impact at scale is through corporate-startup engagement. Startups bring innovative ideas and technologies that can solve today’s fundamental problems, while corporates have the experience and resources to bring these ideas to scale.

We bring together the world’s best urbantech startups with our corporate partners, COWI, EWII and VKR/VELUX in Copenhagen, Denmark to help accelerate the development of sustainable cities.

Explore pilots

  • Mobility & traffic infrastructure
  • Built environment
  • Electricity
  • Advanced materials
  • Building information management
  • IoT & sensors
  • Air quality
  • Data driven services
2021 Cohort

Cogo

Cogo gathers shared rides for frictionless mobility and a better tomorrow. Cogo is an app gathering all shared scooters, bikes, cars and mopeds as long as they are human or electric powered.

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Mentoring Program

Skipit

Skipit’s mission is to allow everyone to “travel like a local” and make it easier for travellers and tourists to use public transport in some of the worlds biggest cities.

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Mentoring Program

Pluto Technologies

Pluto helps municipalities with safer and longer-lasting roads through AI monitoring – ensuring that roads stretch the extra mile.

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Mentoring Program

BuildCode

BuildCode enables construction managers to connect construction reality to VDC, thereby ensuring that the project gets delivered on time, quality and economy.

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Mentoring Program

Constructive.io

Constructive.io is a startup with the aim of creating a better financial collaboration for the construction industry.

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2021 Cohort

DeNoize

DeNoize combines years of experience with cutting edge technology, through the world’s first smart glass system that transforms any glass facade into a noise-cancelling system, offering up to 90% reduction against the outdoor noise.

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2021 Cohort

Excess Materials Exchange

Excess Materials Exchange is a B2B SaaS platform. The platform unlocks the potential of the world’s excess materials and products by matching them to their highest value uses.

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2021 Cohort

Kobots

Kobots develops collaborative, mobile, voice-responsive robots that help and support workers, initially in the construction industry.

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2021 Cohort

Treble Technologies

Treble is developing a new cloud-based software product for dealing with sound and acoustics in the built environment. The software builds on a simulation engine that models the acous- tics of spaces.

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2021 Cohort

Eliq

Eliq offers utilities a SaaS platform that allows them to build strong relationships and grow non-commodity revenue with customers.

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2021 Cohort

Flexshape

The FlexShape platform of smart energy applications and tools, helps energy communities to utilize available energy flexibility to balance green energy production with consumption and save CO2, energy costs, and grid reinforcement. 

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linc startup product showcase
2020 Cohort

Linc

Linc enables detailed monitoring and control of building parameters by a hardware and software technology for the digitization of buildings.

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2019 Cohort

OrxaGrid

OrxaGrid provide smart solutions through retrofitting IoT sensor devices on critical grid nodes and predicting efficiency improvements.

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2019 Cohort

Powerfox

Powerfox provides a solution that makes household energy data available for various parties on a scalable platform.

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2021 Cohort

Miru Smart Technologies

Miru is commercializing electrochromic windows (“smart glass”) with disruptively low manufacturing costs for the residential, and commercial real estate market.

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2020 Cohort

Solartes

Solartes is developing a unique smart material that harvests and stores solar energy during the day and releases the energy as heat during the night.

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2020 Cohort

Wattglass

WattGlass provides innovative water-based sustainable coatings that increase the performance of glass used in everyday applications, such as windows, solar panels, and LED lighting.

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catenda smart buildings high tech
2019 Cohort

Catenda

Bimsync by Catenda saves time, money and the environment. It is the next generation cloud based collaboration platform where construction information comes alive.

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2021 Cohort

Parametric Solutions

Parametric Solutions provides technology-driven and intelligent solutions for early stage design processes. We offer a cloud-based platform that helps property developers and architects make informed decisions and create better urban environments.

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Mentoring Program

procedural

Procedural designs and develops digital tools that allow clients to run and manage engineering workflows and calculations – lowering their risk and reducing technical bottlenecks in their workflows.

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2020 Cohort

VisiLean

VisiLean helps reduce wastage of both materials and time during construction projects through improving planning and coordination through a cloud-based construction and design management service.

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anyware smart technology
2019 Cohort

Anyware Solutions

Anyware offers a unique Customer Engagement and Analytics Platform for partners based on data collected by the award-winning Smart Adaptor.

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climaid startup product showcase
2020 Cohort

Climaid

CLIMAID helps consulting engineers to do a cost-effective, yet comprehensive indoor climate screening, by collecting indoor climate data and building users comfort level.

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2019 Cohort

Foobot

AIRBOXLAB’s Foobot monitors 24/7 indoor air pollution and creates Demand Control ventilation, filtration and purification through algorithms.

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moeco smart data device
2019 Cohort

Moeco

Moeco is a blockchain-powered platform designed to provide global IoT connectivity.

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2019 Cohort

Rysta

RYSTA facilitates sustainable protection of Real Estate assets by providing a modular IoT monitoring solution to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

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2021 Cohort

Woodsense

Woodsense provides an IoT solution that monitors wooden structures & sends alarms when damages occur.

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Mentoring Program

Airplant

Airplant is an IoT product that automatically improves indoor climate in your local environment.

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2020 Cohort

Breeze Technologies

Breeze Technologies is an industry leader in air quality sensors, data, and analytics. The startup provides hyperlocal air quality and climate data to help cities and corporates design more efficient clean air action plans.

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2019 Cohort

PurCity

PurCity has developed a self-cleaning and highly-efficient air purification system that can be easily integrated into any new or existing building and turn them into large scale air purification systems.

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Mentoring Program

Arked

Through modern technology, Arked has reinvented architectural services making it accessible for private houseowners, who otherwise normally use prefab-house companies or other non-architect / standard solutions.

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infotiles startup product showcase
2020 Cohort

InfoTiles

InfoTiles Profile InfoTiles is a Nordic independent software company with a mission to create smarter and more sustainable cities by making sense of data. InfoTiles

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Mentoring Program

Legacy

Legacy is a digital platform that helps small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) become Lean, Green, and Compliant.

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2019 Cohort

Saalg

A software solution based on inverse analysis, cloud computing and machine learning algorithms to minimize geotechnical uncertainties.

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Mentoring Program

SorptionShade

SorptionShade is an exterior aluminum sunscreen that is also a solar panel. It is connected to a sorption cooled ventilation system.

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Mentoring Program

WeSolve

Cost-effective digital platform that connects citizens to their municipalities and members to their organizations to foster democratic participation and to co-create solutions to improve quality of life and wellbeing in the community.

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Accelerating the development of sustainable cities