Sustainable Nation was pleased to bring the Climate-KIC Accelerator to Dublin for the first time. In 2017 we worked with 8 exciting companies.
Read more about our companies…
Biome is an environmental analytics SaaS platform that automates the collection and analysis of large environmental data sets for engineering and compliance teams in industry and government. Unlike other SaaS providers, we are data-driven; focusing on real-time data collection and analysis from sensors, instruments and laboratories. Nobody in the market comes close to our level of granularity, feature set and analytics capabilities. We are data-driven across the full cycle of sustainability – from design, to operations, and product take-back to recycling – we are a full cycle sustainability company.
For corporations, who are impacted by the 2017 EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive, our platforms make compliance easy. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) information needed to service the directive is typically collected using spreadsheets that add time and risk to the process. The potential for fines and reputational damaging media coverage makes having a more robust way of gathering and reporting on corporate ESG data a need-to-have and not a nice-to-have. The IBR platform does three things: For corporations, who are impacted by the 2017 EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive, our platforms make compliance easy. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) information needed to service the directive is typically collected using spreadsheets that add time and risk to the process. The potential for fines and reputational damaging media coverage makes having a more robust way of gathering and reporting on corporate ESG data a need-to-have and not a nice-to-have. The IBR platform does three things:
1) Educates: Our ESG SimLab educates your people on how ESG data can be integrated into strategic decision making and what it means for different departments within an organisation.
2) Data Gathering: Our IBR Reporting and Supply Chain platforms make gathering quality ESG data from within a corporation and its supply chain easy, repeatable and auditable, and reports are easy to generate.
3) Verification: Our Verifi Engine enables corporate performance data to be independently supported by NGO data, enhancing the credibility of any claims.
Kollect’s business model is similar to Hailo, the on-demand taxi platform, but instead of moving people, we move waste. We have a national network of trusted independent waste contractors for Junk removal, Bin Collection and Skip Hire. We offer jobs out to the network via our platform as we receive them from our customers. Jobs are accepted by the nearest and best suited waste provider with spare capacity. Our platform connects us with our Service Partners as they undertake the jobs, so we can closely monitor and track how the job is progressing, and keep customers updated.
Our company mission is to create simple ways to collect and recycle waste, innovating in customer service and creating customer delight. Kollects waste platform instantly connects customers with top quality, pre-screened independent bin collectors, skip hire companies and junk providers at the most competitive prices.
Mimergy has researched a developed a new, environmentally friendly, technology which converts waste rubber (waste tyres in particular) into high-value chemicals and fuels. This technology breaks down the organic compounds found in rubber, creating a variety of recovered products including solvents, oils and carbon black.
Recognising that waste tyres contain valuable resources, Minergy want to contribute to a circular economy by using waste tyres – not oil – to create fuels and chemicals. Mimergy’s business model and proprietary technology presents an opportunity to recycle a notoriously robust waste, recover precious resources, and give industrial consumers the opportunity to achieve sustainability by using our green recovered products.
NanoPower Generation Ltd. is an innovative technological company, developing inventions and. Our slogan “Powered everywhere” reflects the real-world demand for wireless devices that the market needs and we intend to supply. NanoPower has developed innovative solutions for marine buoys – «Light up the ocean» is lighting buoy and «Open ocean» is data buoy for environment monitoring and control, both working from energy of waves, as power independent and ecological friendly units.
In addition NanoPower is developing a suite of communication, lighting, security and sensor-based products, which have great potential.
Space Engagers is a social enterprise that emerged from research on how cities can build adaptive capacity to change. Space Engagers uses an evolving interactive mapping app, complemented by offline workshops, to do 3 things: engage citizens with their place and social and environmental issues; generate essential data on these issues that is distributed throughout communities; and with this engagement and data, co-create positive change together.
The Space Engagers app is a portal to different place-based projects in addition to nationwide mapping surveys on issues such as vacancy. Instead of relying on a small group of experts or representatives and inadequate data, Space Engagers provides customers with cost-effective and adaptable solutions that support meaningful and achievable change by engaging literally thousands of active citizens in understanding and addressing local issues.
WeSavvy helps Insurers, Bancassurers and Intermediaries (Financial Services Providers (“FSPs”)) to personalise policies and to engage more effectively with insurance Policyholders.
WeSavvy is a digital platform which captures and aggregates lifestyle data from consumer platforms, apps, wearables and social media, fine tuning the data and turning it into usable, actionable and predictable insights for the FSP.
Initially focusing on Life, Protection and Health markets, through the combination of Big Data and IoT, WeSavvy brings telematics, effective analytics and innovative risk management to the industry. By encouraging customers to pursue insurer friendly behaviour, WeSavvy provides an easy and transparent way for FSPa to develop a deeper understanding of the customer, allowing for enhanced customer experience, personalisation of policies and awesome engagement!
Our objective is not to penalise policyholders but rather to incentivise customers to join the marketplace and to reduce their claims.
There is a global shortfall in aquaculture feed, which has resulted in a substantial opening in the market for high quality alternatives that are economically sustainable and of a higher nutritional value. Hexafly has developed novel chitin extraction methods that are based on improving efficiency of the standard chitin industry extraction methods, producing 4 products – Insect Oil, Protein, Frass and Chitin. This innovation is helping address the global aquaculture feed crisis.
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