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01 May 2021

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Builtrix joins the best “Circular Economy” startups in Europe in the DigiCirc acceleration program!

Builtrix has been selected to participate in the DigiCirc acceleration program, an acceleration program that offers the brightest Circular Economy startups the chance to help Europe’s transition to a circular and climate-neutral economy.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 873468.

What is DigiCirc?

DigiCric project build a cross-border, cross-sectoral innovation ecosystem that applies cutting-edge circular economy solutions in three specific domains: Circular Cities, Bioeconomy and Blue Economy. It gives the most innovative “Circular Economy” startups the opportunity to help Europe’s transition to a circular and climate-neutral economy.
Builtrix is taking part in DigiCric as the coordinator of a consortium within the CINERGY project. This consortium includes Builtrix, from Portugal, and Vinobel AB, from Sweden. The CINERGY project addresses Active Buildings in Circular Energy Communities to provide an innovative solution that helps solving energy efficiency challenges in the communities using big data and Artificial intelligence (AI) tools. The CINERGY consortium combines the expertise of Builtrix in developing energy efficiency tools for buildings and Vinobel in dealing with energy networks and operation. The CINERGY project aims to provide an affordable, intelligent, and easy to integrate solution for building managers to optimize the usage of renewable resources in their properties.
Benefits include up to €60k in equity-free funding, mentoring, workshops, and the chance to connect with and be recognized by major European organizations.

What is next?

Builtrix is now welcomed in the phase 1 and 2 of the program, where the consortium will develop a proof of concept and a MVP (Minimum Viable Product) to present in the Demo day in Sep 2021. In the first two phases of DigiCirc, startups receive coaching, training and the chance to secure up to €15k in funding.