Throughout the project we have been in contact with inspiring companies across Europe that are making huge efforts to ensure a greener, more sustainable future. Below you can learn about a selection of them.
BioAgros fight to protect consumers from genetically modified food products by producing organic ice cream. They organise awareness campaigns to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides that destroy bee populations, as well as using all organic waste as feed for their animals and the production of electricity.
BlagichkA is a restaurant/bakery that looks to be sustainable at every step of the gastronomic process. It is the first restaurant in Bulgaria to dispose of all its organic waste in a composter, which soon afterwards turns into soil that fertilizes the grove around the composter.
Atlas Agro Science develops innovative solutions for the absorption of waste sludge and its processing through waste-free technology into multi-component products for agribusiness and floriculture. The biostimulants support plants to increase the absorption of nutrients, reducing reliance on pesticides.
ONDO is an innovative solution for precision farming automation that combines hardware with a software platform to be used for the monitoring and control of plants in real-time. The smart modular system serves for irrigation and climate control for all crops, allowing farmers to access from any device wherever they are.
ADD provides intelligent systems for remote control, metering and management in the energy and industrial sector. Its main solution monitors streetlights, making it possible to turn them on and off, adjust the light they emitted and provide real-time monitoring and verification of the entire electrical infrastructure.
BioBTX creates sustainable BTX from non-food biomass and plastic waste. BTX are vital components needed to create high performance materials such as new plastics. As a result of sustainable BTX, plastics can become part of a circular economy and be free of fossil fuels.
The company is pioneering the next-generation model of insect-protein industrialization for insect farms, agro-industrials and waste operators. Nasekomo’s in-house developed fully automated technology allows for scalable and cost-efficient production of insect products.
This decarbonisation platform for fast acting businesses. It combines the platform's data processing power with a team of scientific experts to guide industry-leading companies towards achieving their sustainability and ESG goals by managing and exploiting their sustainability data.
MClimate address energy inefficiencies and reduce buildings’ consumption and carbon footprint by automating, scheduling, and monitoring multiple devices, rooms, and buildings with the power of IoT. By improving automation and remote control, it provides actionable data for companies to exploit.
Sea Harmony is an innovative startup company founded with the idea to develop a sustainable marine business that will contribute to the revival of the marine ecosystem. Its main model Pisa Reef turns the environmental problem of rising eutrophication and bottom destruction into an effectively unlimited supply of sustainable seafood.
PermaFungi deliver organic oyster mushrooms and chicory grown in recycled coffee grains, without any pesticides and from local resources. They are distributed locally and fossil fuels are further minimised by delivering the products by bicycle.
EcoHouse advise on how to change behaviours to save energy, and offer the free installation of simple energy saving products such as energy saving light bulbs. For more advanced solutions, EcoHouse prepares a personalised plan for investing in energy saving infrastructure, which is based on an energy audit.
Compost in City by Recyclo collect bio-waste from restaurants and transform it into organic fertiliser with the aim of enriching local agricultural areas through a sustainable process. It is transported by cargo bike and transformed locally into high quality compost, becoming a pragmatic alternative to bio-waste incineration in the Brussels region.
Tomorrow Needs Today is a programme that underpins Martin's Hotel's commitment to sustainable development, the wellbeing of guests and employees. For instance, customers who host conferences are offered the opportunity to offset CO2 emissions with clean energy initiatives in developing and emerging countries.
Andreou offer multiple approaches to reducing companies' carbon footprint and enabling clients to construct energy efficient buildings. Andreou uses thermographic and blower door tests and offer clients free energy inspections throughout the building process.
PHEE-board is a flat panel made from the leaves of seagrass Posidonia Oceanica and biological resins. Seagrass dies and is often left floating on seas before being sent to landfill. PHEE turns it into useful and durable products, such as phone cases, replacing plastic.
Agricool is a sustainable food system where food is grown locally in cities, pesticide-free and with minimum water usage. Local cultivation in converted containers that eliminates long transportation networks and reduces carbon usage, avoiding the need for soil thus limiting resources.
Aroundrs provides smart and reusable packaging for the food and beverage industry aimed at replacing single use plastic containers. Smart, reusable bamboo fibre containers equipped with QR code technology connected to the Aroundrs app enables users to track cooperating restaurants.
Beyond Meat produce a range of plant based meat-like substances that can offer similar textures and flavours. This offers the choice of consuming less meat and cholesterol, as well as the ability to eat in a more planet-friendly manner, without sacrificing the flavours you love.
Decisions made based off Hawa Dawa’s air quality data can reduce the emission of pollutants, improving the efficiency and effectivity of green measures and improving citizens’ health. It will provide the basis for longer-term climate policy decision making.
M&M Group is an aeronautical company that looks to work towards a cleaner, more efficient, and environmentally friendly production. This includes using solar panels, for example, which have allowed one of the company's headquarters to reduce its non-renewable energy consumption by 37%.
Green Globe leads a range of environmental projects in which technology is applied in a smart way and innovation is constantly considered to obtain more sustainable results. Their management systems ensure that these sustainability targets can be achieved by adapting plans to each sector and area required.
Openzone is an innovation space for the health sector that applies the principles of open innovation to sustainability for the creation of a better future, aiming to become a purpose driven community. Many green initiatives are encouraged amongst residents including green infrastructure.
Ecoten provides urban development stakeholders and policymakers with reliable information to implement heat mitigation policies. Heat assessments help clients save time and money, as well as making cities greener, cooler and healthier, reducing vulnerability to extreme heat events.
HSB Living Lab
HSB Living Lab is a unique place that allows projects to implement potential solutions to see how they would fare in the real world. These included a a variety of sustainable solutions, such as sensors to reduce energy usage. Many ideas tested here go on to have a huge sustainable impact.