Last week, we counted down some of the most exciting European investment funds in preparation to our Summit in Paris. The thing that makes these investors so great is that they are actually pouring money and resources into technology companies offering solutions that will push the built industry forward.
As a companion to our list from last week, we counted down eight of the most innovative, disruptive European technology solutions across eight vital industry themes:
Project Collaboration & Analytics Software: Capmo | Germany
This SaaS platform based in Munich recently raised €1.8 million in seed funding from ESA BIC Bavaria. It provides users with interactive blueprints to attach photos, make notes, and overall digitize the vital communication and flow of data between the field of the office. Capmo also allows users to keep track of stakeholders and keep digital diaries so that everyone is up-to-date on a project.
Modeling & Visualization Software: Bloc in Bloc | United Kingdom
Combining augmented reality and BIM, Bloc in Bloc literally brings projects to life. After preparing a project model, users can view digital mock-ups of their project on a smart device or in mixed reality using HoloLens glasses. Users can also juggle reports tools focused on progress, annotations, and reservation controls before generating project reports in PDF format.
Planing & Design: Spacemaker.ai | Norway
This SaaS platform based in Munich recently raised 1.8 million euros in seed funding from ESA BIC Bavaria. It provides users with interactive blueprints to attach photos, make notes, and overall digitize the vital communication and flow of data between the field of the office. Capmoalso allows users to keep track of stakeholders and keep digital diaries so that everyone is up-to-date on a project.
Machines - Robotics, 3D Printing, Equipment Management: MX3D | Netherlands
Today you can 3D print just about anything, and MX3D is live-proof of that. The company prints a huge variety of metal alloys in any possible shape and size. It’s pretty remarkable to see them churn out huge projects like steel bridges, benches, and even an outdoor bar.
AEC Selection, Bid Management, & Invoicing: Built-ID | United Kingdom
This database aims to connect developers and consultants with local communities. Built-ID showcases projects and digitizes community engagement. It helps users identify the builders and teams behind projects, which helps when it comes to choosing a team on your next job.
Smart Buildings - Smart Building Products, Materials & Systems: Raybased | Sweden
Today, as technology develops, the capabilities of IoT (internet of things) and connected solutions grows more and more potent. Raybased iterates on IoT functionalities by providing commercial buildings an open wireless platform to control and optimize building functions like ventilation, lighting, and security. The platform’s wireless system also makes it possible to monitor electrical function and adjust to increase the efficiency of a building’s performance.
Real Estate: Beekin | Sweden
Beekin sets out to maximize income and minimize risk for real estate investor by using artificial intelligence and machine learning. Using highly-developed models, the application allows commercial investors to figure out which projects are the most worthwhile for them to invest capital.
Workforce: Molteo | Germany
Molteo makes managing the workers and laborers in the field easier by providing users with mobile timesheets, labor planning applications, and daily progress reporting. Users can evaluate the productivity of employees, simplify invoicing, and securely archive all data collected. Additionally, the mobile product allows information collected on jobsites to flow seamlessly to the office.
We have uncovered dozens more impressive tech companies tackling the AEC industry in Europe, and we can’t wait to share them with you. Be sure to keep an eye out for our 2019 European Market Report, where we will unveil that list, along with key insights from the conference, and lists of exciting investors and industry leaders operating in Europe.