Discover the 20 New European Bauhaus Ventures Selected by the EIT Community Booster

Discover the 20 New European Bauhaus Ventures Selected by the EIT Community Booster

From a large pool of 1.029 applications, 20 highly innovative European startups and scale-ups have been selected for the EIT Community Booster receiving business growth and support services worth EUR 50.000 each. The EIT Community Booster was launched by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and five of its Knowledge & Innovation Communities (EIT Digital, EIT Manufacturing, EIT Food, EIT Climat-KIC, EIT Urban Mobility) to support innovative ventures enabling the New European Bauhaus transformation.

Selected Ventures will be Supported with Grants & Services to Help them Drive Sustainable Change

Supporting the New European Bauhaus in building beautiful and sustainable experiences together, the EIT Community Booster will support the selected ventures in the form of grants and services to help them drive sustainable change for cities, industries, climate, food, well-being and improve the overall quality of life of European citizens. The winning teams have been selected among a large pool of over 1.000 applications from 37 countries and operate across a wide spectrum of sectors and industries.

“Innovators & Entrepreneurs will Enrich and Reshape our Living Spaces and Experiences”

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, and Youth, said: “The New European Bauhaus is becoming a reality, ready to bring the ambitious goals of the European Green Deal into the spaces, cities, and homes we live in. The selected ventures are just the beginning. With the support of EIT, more innovators and entrepreneurs will enrich and reshape our living spaces and experiences.”

“We were blown away, not only by the number of applications received – showing the real appetite for business support – but also by the quality of innovations. We think the selected ventures can be true international game-changers and we look forward to working with them to speed up Europe’s movement towards the three key elements of the New European Bauhaus: sustainability, aesthetics, and inclusion,” adds Gioia Ghezzi, Chair of the EIT Governing Board.

Discover the 20 New European Bauhaus Ventures

Selected innovations range from sustainable urban farms that use 90% less water, to using soil microbes to generate light and energy, to transforming building facades to grow and protect biodiversity and fauna in public spaces. Get to know the selected ventures below:

Supported By EIT Digital:

  • Avicenna AI (France): Improving accuracy detection at the entry point of the healthcare system means reducing CO2 emissions, ensuring the quality of life of the citizens, and optimizing resource allocation. Through an innovative design of AI algorithms, the Avicenna solution allows optimal healthcare entry point accessibility and optimization of workflow management, allowing the right deployment of healthcare resources and a drastic improvement of the patient’s quality of the experience in the healthcare system.
  • Workwize (Netherlands): The recent COVID-19 emergency accelerated the progressive shift to remote and hybrid working. Workwize aims to optimize the setup of remote workspace environments in order to improve both affordability and the employee’s quality of experience, deploying high quality and affordable remote working “packages” (workstation, furniture, services, etc.) that are also aesthetically valuable and appreciative. Furthermore, the service allows remote working station management, maintenance, and rotation for more sustainable resource allocation in the office.
  • Decision Brain (France): Decision Brain combines optimization, machine learning, and artificial intelligence techniques to create innovative and customizable AI-based decision-support solutions that drive operational efficiency. The company focuses on sizing, planning, scheduling, and dispatching across several industries, from pharma salesforce to automotive, transportation, and textile manufacturers. By focusing on optimizing resources to perform a given demand, Decision Brain’s solutions generate a significant positive environmental impact by reducing the carbon footprint of customers’ operations.
  • Oxford Immune Algorithmics (United Kingdom): Oxford Immune Algorithmics (OIA), has developed a remote patient monitoring AI-driven web-based platform that allows clinicians to monitor their patient’s blood tests with advanced AI-driven tools for precision, predictive medicine, and a personalized experience. Cost-effective immune health monitoring is hugely important for improving public health and delivering on the promise of personalized and precision medicine that can enable early and accurate diagnosis. Algocyte allows better inclusion of patients with chronic diseases, ensuring better health outcomes and patient-doctor relationships.

Supported By EIT Climate-KIC:

  • NEST (Spain): Natural Eco-System Tiles (NEST) expands the capacities of nature in the cities and protects the biodiversity in built environments by creating living spaces for the fauna and flora within a singular building façade system. NEST boosts the quality and attractiveness of public spaces in places where traditional horizontal greening is not available while maintaining high performance of the building, healthier micro-climates, and greater ecological density.
  • PROSUME (Italy): PROSUME (Prosumer App & Toolkit) provides software tools for Energy Community management, to empower citizens to engage in the energy transition by shaping new market and business models. It is a new flexible, open, decentralized Energy Resource Management Interface using trusted technologies to unify and integrate energy services for the new ‘prosumer’ – individuals who both consume and produce.
  • RepAir Carbon Capture (Israel): RepAir generates Renewable Carbon by capturing carbon dioxide directly from the air using efficient and modular electrochemical technology. The captured carbon dioxide is converted into synthetic fuels and used to enrich urban farms to increase crop yield.
  • Living Light (Netherlands): Living Light is an innovative light application in which energy is generated through collaboration with microbes in the soil. Living Light inspires people to take care of nature and makes sure that the hidden energy potential of nature can be used in a planet-friendly way.

Supported By EIT Food:

  • Norbite (Sweden): Norbite provides a revolutionary solution to tackle plastic pollution by insects, transforming plastic into animal feed, contributing to the sustainable food production growth needed to meet the demands of a growing population. In a totally circular process, plastic waste gest upcycled into healthy and nutritious food and feed formulators.
  • Nabo Farm (Denmark): Nabo Farms uses hydroponics and modern growing lights to create sustainable urban farms, growing large amounts of healthy greens with 90% less water, land, and energy use. Educational and community-building aspects are strongly embedded into the circular business model of the urban farms developed by Nabo, which promotes urban and local farming to increase the autonomy of local communities and promote the consumption of food locally grown.
  • Inoqo (Austria): Inoqo is a lifestyle app that helps consumers make environmentally and socially conscious choices with their routine grocery shopping. The app connects citizens with sustainable and low-carbon food diets and makes available monthly raffles enabling users to claim back 50-100% of purchase value based on the sustainability of choices. Moreover, the all-female management team provides a distinctive gender focus to the societal issues addressed.
  • Crafting Future (Germany): Crafting Future develops sustainable and reusable containers for the food industry. Their business model ensures that reusable packaging solutions are developed in line with the Circular Economy model, available at fair and competitive prices for everybody. The company also ensures decent jobs at the local level in the EU without externalizing the labor force. The final product is a beautiful, minimalistic object of design.

Supported By EIT Manufacturing:

  • Breeze Technologies (Germany): Breeze Technologies is a modern air quality sensor that collects data and uses artificial intelligence to support cities, businesses, and NGOs worldwide in creating healthier environments. Breeze leverages cutting-edge technologies to deliver measurable societal impact by creating transparency about hyperlocal air quality levels. The startup then uses the collected data to facilitate clean air action implementation and management to support an increase in air quality levels.
  • ScrapBees (Germany): ScrapBees aims to transform existing markets by accessing and recycling the untapped urban mines of secondary raw materials. ScrapBees’ tech-driven, on-demand pick-up service shortens the value chain and allows Steel Producers to source raw materials locally and display their Scope3 emissions.
  • Glartek (Portugal): Glartek’s Augmented & Connected Worker Platform provides a highly configurable no-code back office to digitize operational procedures performed by frontline workers, such as maintenance, operations, production, quality, safety, and supply chain management, using augmented reality. The solution increases the knowledge and skills of the frontline workers and improves the operational excellence of the manufacturing companies, reducing downtimes and waste while increasing the safety of all workers.
  • Etalytics (Germany): Etalytics platforms provide all the necessary tools for the analysis and optimization of industrial energy systems, from real-time data connection and automated modeling to plant operation optimization and control. Etalytics contributes to lower costs, lower environmental impact of industrial production, and prevents greater dependence on energy imports.

Supported By EIT Urban Mobility:

  • Transition One (France): Transition-One retrofits a series of small, popular fossil fuel-powered cars into electric cars. By modifying and replacing internal combustions in aging vehicles, Transition One is able to make a retrofit unit to accelerate the transition to electric mobility in a reduction-based and circular way.
  • Nudgd AB (Sweden): Nudged is digital software that uses behavioral science to support more sustainable choices. Through smart and timely nudges administered by a smartphone application, the software helps citizens and employees shift to more sustainable travel habits and track their progress. Their solution is also used to nudge behavioral changes on both corporate and municipality levels to increase the experience and style of the public realm.
  • Jonna AB (Sweden): Jonna is a subscription-based biking service aiming to increase cycling in cities, by making it affordable for everyone to ride a quality electric bike for pleasure and commuting. Jonna’s subscription-based model keeps track of all bikes, ensuring proper service and maintenance, thereby prolonging the lifecycle of each bike and contributing to a sustainable mode of transportation for citizens.
  • Luna Systems (Ireland): Luna is an AI-camera-based solution that provides real-time and irrefutable information to cities and operators of rental scooters and bikes. Luna ensures that rented bikes and scooters are operating in the right lane and parked in the right spot avoiding cluttering and pedestrian traffic. Luna is taking their solution to next level by including safety features using the camera as ‘a third eye’.

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