Sekoya

Industrial club Sekoya announces the winners of its third call for solutions on the theme of adapting to climate change

Eiffage Group

On Wednesday, 8 September 2021, Eiffage and Impulse Partners met with their partners CEEBIOS, Covivio, the CSTB, Gerflor, Legrand, Saint-Gobain, l’Union Sociale pour l’Habitat and Vicat to select and announce the winners of their third call for solutions on the Sekoya platform, this year on the theme of adapting to climate change.

This event was also the opportunity to reveal two new partners, Rexel and Lited, which are expanding the members of the industrial club Sekoya, will contribute to the exchanges and will share their ambitions around this initiative in perpetual reflection on the issues of tomorrow.
Created in 2019, the platform’s aim is to identify low-carbon solutions and to support the inventors in developing these for macro-scale implementation, enabling them to integrate with future calls for tenders. These innovations contribute to shared sustainable development as they are available to all stakeholders in the sector.

Over the first two contests, 11 companies were named as winners and some twenty collaborations initiated with the club’s partners, from the feasibility study through to associating solutions with responses to calls for tenders or with projects.
For the third contest, 75 solutions were submitted on the Sekoya platform, including 15 from international startups, based around key themes such as biodiversity, comfort in hot weather, water management, urban cool islands and pathways, biosourced materials, energy renovation and climate resilience.

The winners are:
  • AIR BOOSTER (airbooster.fr/)

Metal shell cladding affixed to the walls of buildings that enables heat recovery and heats the building like a giant radiator.

  • GRAMITHERM (gramitherm.ch/)

Gramitherm is carbon-negative biosourced insulation made from turf.

Maximum produces furniture in large quantities from industrial waste products.

The public choice award goes to:

Weco produces eco-friendly, autonomous flushing toilets that are also mobile and modular. They treat and reuse on-site wastewater for flushing.

The other preselected startups in attendance were:

Bespoke support for development projects to safeguard pre-existing soil and plant dynamics using local plant debris.

EEL Energy offers clean, zero-carbon, zero-emission electricity production using a tidal energy converter that undulates like a fish, with no negative impact on marine flora and fauna.

  • IPSIIS (ipsiis.com/)

IPSIIS has developed a light, non-combustible insulating mineral foam with an extremely small carbon footprint and low energy content.

Battery-free autonomous solar desalination solution to provide towns and communities with water in a sustainable, eco-friendly way.

  • SOLIOTI (solioti.fr/)

A next-generation plant wall made from recycled textiles, with an autonomous smart watering system using recovered rainwater.

Sustain'Air makes ZEPHYR, an air handling system that uses summer heat to cool buildings.