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A new icon: the Dutch Windwheel

Oct 8th 2019

We are incredibly excited to be part of the Dutch Windwheel mockup projectIt represents how creative solutions are enabling an effective energy transition for the building sector, without compromise.   Dutch Windwheel PHYSEE   The Dutch Windwheel project: "Smart Spaces as a Service" will be a new icon of Dutch efforts in accelerating the energy transition and more. After recent financial support from the IPC, the mockup began to take place and started painting the picture of what will soon be a new Dutch landmark in the heart of Rotterdam. Together with eleven other SMEs, we created this small, smart and sustainable space for commercial and residential purposes, available for visits and further inspiration.
 
PHYSEE PowerWindow Dutch Windwheel
 
The idea behind this mockup is to showcase the 'Smart Spaces as a Service' to the world. It provides a closer look at possible ways of future living by presenting how buildings should co-exist with nature instead of obstructing it. Together with Kindow and Wellsun, we will create an extraordinary facade that thinks and acts in a pro-active manner to generate electricity and increase comfort for all its users.
 
Dutch WindWheel PHYSEE
 
Go get a closer look at the mock-up of the Dutch Windwheel, which can now be seen in Blijdorp, Rotterdam!

We are the most innovative SME of The Netherlands!

Sep 26th 2019

Each year the Chamber of Commerce (KVK) selects the top 100 innovative SME's of The Netherlands, awarding one with a gold necklace. We are humbled to be chosen as the winner of this impressive selection of companies as well as excited to be given another opportunity to share our mission and create larger impact. The criteria for being selected involved sustainable impact on society, growth potential, originality and more. Other solutions were revolutionizing existing products, supply chains and ways we interact with each other. We are extremely proud to be amongst these other innovations, including runners-up Active Cues and HydroLogic Systems! It’s inspiring to see that our uninterrupted momentum of #changingtheperspective is not slowing down as we hit our 5-year milestone. Here is a big thank you to everyone who is continuously helping our mission, this is only the beginning. PHYSEE winner KVK innovation awards

PHYSEE in Top 100 Innovations from KVK

Jul 2nd 2019

PowerWindows receive 10-year guarantee from Pilkington

Jun 5th 2019

We're going international

Feb 18th 2019

Where to? Dublin! We have signed our first international project, in the heart of Ireland. physee international project Kells Our solar analysis, the PHYSEEbility Check, concluded that our technology has the potential to allow for 15% energy savings on their total energy bill. Together with real estate developer and investor Meyer Bergman, the Kells commercial redevelopment project will be equipped with triple-paned glass SmartWindows that have inner sun blinds and screen lines.  This new sustainable space will offer its stores, companies and users a greener and healthier experience, with a SmartSkin facade.

PHYSEE at TEDxAmsterdam

Dec 21st 2018

Our CEO Ferdinand Grapperhaus shared the TEDxAmsterdam stage with four other finalists who brought ideas worth spreading. His speech focused on the topic of learn by doing, something at the heart of how things operate at PHYSEE. Ferdinand explains the value of acting upon your dreams, ideas and ambitions. We are facing a crucial time of innovation, where companies -big or small- must "dream big, and act now". Congratulations to winners MiniBrew!

Welcome to our new HQ

Oct 18th 2018

Take a tour through a typical day at the PHYSEE office in Delft.

Signed E-deal with the Municipality of Delft

Oct 17th 2018

Together with the Mayor of Delft, Marja van Bijsterveldt, PHYSEE signed the 17th Delft e-deal, promising to continue our sustainable efforts in this city. Signing this deal signifies the understanding of energy saving importance and the overall objectives of the municipality. For PHYSEE it is in our DNA to reduce our carbon footprint. Alongside our mission of achieving energy neutral buildings, we are thrilled to play our role in achieving an energy neutral Delft by 2050.   PHYSEE signs Delft E-Deal In order to do so, Delft aims to solely use energy from the sun, wind, biomass and geothermal for the transportation and building sectors. However, these goals are only attainable if sector-coupling with sustainable innovation takes place. This necessitates industries, companies and organisations to support each other in all aspects of this transformation. The municipality has encouraged companies like ours to join the mission, in order to expand the impact on emission output.   PHYSEE signs Delft E-Deal   Happy Delft = Happy PHYSEE.

Best start-up in the city at EXPO REAL

Oct 13th 2018

Our co-founder and CFO, Willem Kesteloo, pitched our mission to RE!N Real Estate at the Expo Real in Munich and got rewarded as 'best start-up in the smart city'. This was a valuable moment as we pave our way into the German real estate market to further expand our impact on the world. We are looking forward to working with German developers to give buildings outside The Netherlands a SmartSkin facade. PHYSEE at EXPO REAL

Bill Clinton Receives a PowerWindow

Jul 31st 2018

Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the U.S. and an international ambassador to the Goede Doelen Loterij (People's Postcode Lottery), received a PowerWindow from Willem Kesteloo and Sam Anders during his visit to The Netherlands.  Mr. Clinton shared enthusiasm for the technology behind PHYSEE SmartSkin and our vision of a more sustainable real estate future.

 

Bill Clinton meets PHYSEE

 

Mr. Clinton shows dedication to the sustainable built environment and we are proud to have had the chance to show him how we are changing the perspective. It is always inspiring to meet thought leaders with likeminded goals and we are determined to continue our efforts towards increasing the standardisation of clean energy building facades.  

  Bill Clinton meets PHYSEE

PHYSEE receives EUR 2M grant from the European Innovation Council

Jul 20th 2018

PHYSEE raised a EUR 2M subsidy from the European Innovation Council in its phase II SME Instrument. The subsidy was rewarded to 65 SME’s with an innovation project demonstrating promising potential and who position their intentions on strengthening innovation capacity as well as increasing value within their market and into society. GlasSkin, PHYSEE’s project that gained recognition from the commission panel in Brussels for its sustainable and innovative perspective, aims to increase the productivity and energy savings of their Power- and SmartWindows. The proposal underpins the European 2020 strategy for smart, inclusive and sustainable growth. Thus, reaching a new benchmark for the real estate industry.

PHYSEE wins Proptech Innovation Award in Berlin

May 23rd 2018

The Proptech Innovation Award is a global competition giving the most innovative startup in the field of proptech recognition alongside a financial reward from a pool of 40.000 EUR. Initiated by Union Investment and German Tech Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC), company founders and young entrepreneurs from over 28 countries submitted business ideas for real estate solutions and 12 of those were invited to pitch to the audience in Berlin. PHYSEE is honoured to have won the price and is looking forward to coming back to Germany!

PHYSEE is now B Corp certified

Sep 14th 2017

PHYSEE B Corp   After passing the necessary B Lab assessments, PHYSEE has been officially recognised as a B Corporation. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there is a growing community of more than 2,700 Certified B Corps from 60 countries and over 150 industries working together towards one unifying goal: doing business as a force for good in order to redefine success. This holds significant value to us as a company as it is worth more than a recognition of how sustainable our products are. The B Crop Certification is "the only certification that measures a company’s entire social and environmental performance." We agree that it doesn't start with the product and end with the profit. Our team matters, our buildings matter, our partners matter and our impact matters. The real estate industry needs to continue innovating, but with a larger balance of profit and sustainable value. The users of tomorrow's buildings and the generations to come should be the focus of product development in today's innovation. How we are designing, developing, building and being matters. This is how long-term value and profits will be reached in a world that demands more than modern buildings and communities.

VORM Ontwikkeling and PHYSEE sign deal to implement 1800M2 of PowerWindows

Jun 20th 2017

At the Provada in Amsterdam the first contract was signed by Daan van der Vorm, CEO Vorm Holding, Hans Meurs, CEO Vorm Ontwikkeling B.V., and Maarten de Haas, Head of Business at PHYSEE. From that point on VORM showed their commitment towards making their BOLD project as futuristic and environmentally friendly as possible by acquiring 1800 square meters of PowerWindows and 100 EESYboxes. This will allow tenants to have a direct connection with the window in the apartment, for the first time in history. Users will be able to use their EESYapp to observe energy generating performance and more. BOLD is an example of new building projects taking new heights to achieve lower emission output levels from buildings with a creative approach. Why limit yourself to solar panels?

PHYSEE as a 'technology pioneer' at the World Economic Forum

Jun 14th 2017

PHYSEE was chosen among hundreds of candidates to be named as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers”, a selection of the world’s most innovative early-stage companies. The candidates must be involved in design, development or deployment of new technologies and show potential to have a significant impact on business and society. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Scribd, Spotify, Twitter and Wikimedia. This signifies the readiness of the world around us to change the way we are looking at single use building elements such as windows. We are adding more meaning to how buildings are being built in terms of energy production, consumption and most of all, savings. It was an honour to be chosen as a tech pioneer and we look forward to growing next to the other innovators of our generation. Read more about our CEO's experience at the WEF here.

Ferdinand Grapperhaus on the Late Night Show

Jan 18th 2017

Eva Jinek invited our CEO Ferdinand Grapperhaus to her late night television show to show the PowerWindow and tell about our experience on the Dutch trade mission. Together with HRH Constantijn Ferdinand reflected on CES 2017 and shared a part of our vision of make the build environment energy neutral. See the link for the episode in Dutch.

PHYSEE at CES 2017 in Las Vegas

Jan 7th 2017

PHYSEE was invited to join the Dutch trade mission to CES 2017 in Las Vegas and to participate on a VC road show in Silicon Valley. Together with Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp and Start-Up Delta Special Envoy HRH Constantijn three of members of PHYSEE management showed our technology to thousands and pitched to the special few. Besides exposing our innovation, the team also got the opportunity to get inspired by other projects changing the perspective of their field.

PHYSEE Wins the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge

Sep 18th 2016

Willem Kesteloo brought home the first prize of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. This competition is one of the world's largest competitions in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship and aims at achieving a carbon zero economy. The competition was a catalyst for a strong partnership between Goede Doelen Loterij and PHYSEE, leading to the installation of PowerWindows in their new Amsterdam HQ.   PHYSEE wins postcode green challenge   The international jury was led by José María Figueres, chairman of the Board of Directors of Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room and former president of Costa Rica: “The jury is very impressed with their enthusiasm and creativity to reduce CO2 emissions. We expect to hear more from them in the future!” This prize has lead to PHYSEE installing over 100m2 of PowerWindows into the newly sustainably renovated HQ of the dutch postcode lotteries. This building is the most sustainable building of The Netherlands and has received a BREEAM 'outstanding' reward for all of its added innovation.