• Press Release
  • March 6, 2019

Four North American startups selected to participate in three-month digital transformation program

Highlands Ranch, Colorado — March 6, 2019 — Today, Arcadis announced that four North American startups will participate in the ‘Arcadis City of 2030 accelerator, powered by Techstars’, which is designed to help startups develop and implement innovative concepts to grow their businesses.

Led by Arcadis and powered by Techstars — a worldwide network that aims to help entrepreneurs succeed — the program will match selected companies with a team of Arcadis mentors to lend subject matter expertise, client connections and industry insights.

The North American companies selected for the program are:

  • Etalyc: Data analytics play applied to traffic management systems
  • Cityflag: City/citizen engagement platform, social network for city services
  • Kndrd: Housing as a service, Proptech for the CoLiving industry
  • Pause: Meditation pods with companion software for public spaces

Startup teams will share learnings throughout the process, helping Arcadis bring some of the latest industry innovations to clients, making this a beneficial partnership for everyone involved.

The 10 early-stage startups selected from a pool of hundreds of applications from across 50 countries are developing ideas around seven city-related themes: urban planning, mobility, resiliency, citizen-city engagement, housing shortage, field collaboration and workplace wellness. With solutions focused on revolutionizing how people live, work and travel in cities, their core technologies include artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, parametric design software, task management software and GIS.

The remaining six innovative startups are:

  • Urban Data Eye (Spain): Data analytics on use of public space, by applying Artificial Intelligence on the life stream of cameras
  • ModelMe3D (Netherlands): City and asset digitization and 3D real time master planning platform
  • Iomob (Spain): Blockchain enabled mobility as a service platform
  • Senscity (Australia): Climate change impact assessment platform to inform investment decisions on cities’ green spaces
  • CAALA (Germany): Sustainable building design and carbon footprint optimization across the entire asset life cycle
  • Mela Works (United Kingdom): Real-time project and task management field collaboration application

The ‘Arcadis City of 2030 accelerator, powered by Techstars’ is part of Arcadis’ Digital Innovation Hub in Amsterdam, which focuses on identifying opportunities for new products and services to meet clients’ needs today and tomorrow. It is one of two new initiatives. The other is the new Digital Studio Incubator, Arcadis’ internal product and service development group that launches April 1..

The initiatives are part of Arcadis’ city-centric vision and strategy of continued digital innovation and growth.

“We have to establish both internal and external initiatives to identify and carefully grow ‘the new’. We are serious about being a digital frontrunner in our industry and therefore we have to developed certain value propositions ourselves, as well as co-create and buy into what happens at the frontier through early stage ventures,” said Patrick van Hoof, Global Director of Innovation at Arcadis.

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