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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, and alongside our mission of energy neutral buildings, we are thrilled to play our role in achieving an energy neutral Delft by 2050.

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.

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 windows and our vision of a more sustainable real estate industry. 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.  

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 Awards

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 receives B CORP certification

Sep 14th 2017

After passing the necessary B Lab assessments, PHYSEE has been officially recognized 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 2,100 Certified B Corps from 50 countries and over 130 industries working together towards one unifying goal: doing business as a force for good in order to redefine success.

MediaMarkt Innovation Lab interactively exposes PowerWindow

Jul 11th 2017

MediaMarkt Eindhoven shows an interactive PowerWindow-video box in its Smart Home department. During the coming month, MediaMarkt visitors can give their opinion regarding our products, get more info on how to become a PowerWindow Ambassador and take a look at a real PowerWindow!

Ferdinand Grapperhaus on stage at the World Economic Forum 2017 annual meeting of the new champions in Dalian

Jun 29th 2017

During the annual summer event of the World Economic Forum in Dalian, Ferdinand Grapperhaus shared the stage with Mr. Keith Bradsher, Bureau Chief of the New York Times China, with Mrs. Changhua Wu, Director Asia of Jeremy Rifkin Institute and Mr. Marco Gazzino, Head Partnerships and Innovation of Enel, to discuss the rising importance of technology in the light of US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

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. In such way enabling future tenants and home owners to charge their devices with the glass they look through.

PHYSEE awarded as technology pioneer at the World Economic Forum

Jun 14th 2017

PHYSEE was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers”, a selection of the world’s most innovative companies. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Scribd, Spotify, Twitter and Wikimedia.

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 the team also got the opportunity to get inspired.

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 in PHYSEE, leading to the installation of PowerWindows in their new Amsterdam HQ. 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!”