KVK Innovation Top 100 – PHYSEE is the winner
PHYSEE in Delft with Smartskin, a glass façade with integrated solar cells and sensors, wins the 14th edition of the KVK Innovation Top 100. This is why Grace Copplestone, Supply Chain Manager at PHYSEE, together with KVK sounds the gong.
About KVK Innovation Top 100
KVK publishes this ranking annually with 100 innovations in Dutch small and medium-sized businesses. The winner can call himself the most innovative SME company in the country for a year.
All innovations have been assessed for their impact on the industry and society, originality, availability, realized turnover and growth potential. There is no cash prize attached to the KVK Innovation Top 100. The ranking gives a good picture of the innovative power of SMEs at the moment. North and South Holland are represented the best with 22 companies, followed by Gelderland with 14 companies. After the IT sector, most innovations came from the creative industry and construction sectors. The announcement of the 14th Chamber of Commerce Innovation Top 100 took place in the Amsterdome in Amsterdam.
Where the glass industry was not interested at first, glass producers are now starting to show more and more interest. From a small start-up, PHYSEE has now become a scale-up with more than 30 employees from 10 countries. The first international assignments are now starting to come in. TU Delft is a shareholder and partner in this company. The jury was unanimous: "It is seen as a breakthrough technology for the world. Every architect can apply it this way. PHYSEE stands for a future in which buildings become energy positive without compromising on the aesthetics of the facades. That makes this company a justified winner. "
PHYSEE's patented invention consists of solar cells in the glass that generate electricity and sensors that make the glass smart. The solar cells ensure that there is always green energy in the facade. The sensors measure environmental data such as temperature, light and air quality and use this information to cool, heat and illuminate buildings in a more energy-efficient way. Thus, buildings become 25% more energy efficient and comfortable.