Trends in Smart Buildings
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Virtually everything in a smart building is connected
A tenfold increase in investment
Interest in the field has increased throughout the years. However, it wasn’t until 2018 that a real growth in investment was experienced. Since then, the number of investment deals has decreased while the total amount invested has increased.
According to Pitchbook, the average value of a deal in 2018 was around €2.2M. A year later, that number increased over 50% with the average being €3.4M. A similar trend can be seen already from the first quarter of 2020. With only 11 deals made, the total investment amounted to €242M, making the average deal value €22M – A tenfold increase since 2018.
The 2020s will without doubt be the decade of smart buildings. This fact is further supported in a forecast by Statista. The forecast expects the number of smart homes to double worldwide in the space of five years, increasing from 221 million in 2020 to 483 million in 2025.
The most heavily-invested areas
Reliable technology that detects risks and threats
Solutions that ensure safety by authentication and authorisation
A concept in which tenants and landlords co-operate
Energy efficiency applications
Applications that use sensors to optimise energy usage
Tech solutions and innovations in smart building
spaceflow.io | New York, US
Spaceflow delivers software and community engagement services to landlords and building operators across the globe. Spaceflow represents an operating system that integrates both physical and digital aspects, and community engagement to create an elevated experience for occupants.
www.bine.world | Poznan, Poland
Bin-e is an AI-based smart waste bin, designed for office spaces and smart buildings, enabling them to achieve efficiency in waste management and reach green strategy goals. It combines most advanced technology to simplify recycling and facilitate the transition to a circular economy. It sorts and compresses the waste automatically, controls the fill level and processes data for convenient waste management.
www.75f.io | Burnsville, United States
Manufacturer Provider of smart building automation systems designed to reduce and save energy. The company’s building automation systems are HVAC controlled that uses wireless sensors and other technology to automatically adjust temperature in offices and other commercial buildings, enabling clients to save energy while improving comfort and indoor air quality.
www.crea.vision | London, UK
Crea.Vision is working with proprietary computer vision technology to help machines better see and understand the world. It’s biologically inspired panoramic computer vision sensor features long range recognition and localisation capability, which enables a range of autonomous solutions for smart buildings, improving safety, productivity and efficiency. Card-less access control, facility management, behaviour analytics and other AI applications.
www.skandal.tech | Helsinki, Finland
Manufacturer of intelligent ambient light systems utilising printed electronics light sheets. The company’s intelligent ambient light systems include printed light sheets, biomimetic control and inbuilt sensing technology which integrates with various sensors and data inputs enabling lighting designers, interior designer and architects to create new kind of services, light features and ambient communication surfaces.
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In this Innosight, we offer a data-driven look on the smart building industry covering its prominent investment scene, most invested areas and some examples of tech companies that are disrupting this sector.