Droople selected to partner for SHIMZ NEXT Program
Collaboration with Start-ups from 8 Countries for Construction ＆Urban Design, Resilience, and Environment & Energy
PUIDOUX, Switzerland, March 1, 2023 - Shimizu Corporation ＜President: KazuyukiInoue＞ selected 16 partner companies out of 79 applicants for its ongoing program "SHIMZ NEXT" including swiss cleantech, Droople SA.
"SHIMZ NEXT" is an accelerator program aimed at solving social issues by realizing a resilient, inclusive, and sustainable society, which is the goal of the longterm vision "SHIMZ VISION 2030". The program has set Construction ＆ Urban Design, Resilience, and Environment & Energy as its business themes. Shimizu began accepting applications from participating start-up companies on November 14, 2022. A total of 79 start-ups, including 36 from overseas, applied for the program, and 9 companies in the Construction ＆ Urban Design field, 1 in the Resilience field, and 6 in the Environment & Energy field were selected as partner companies.
Shimizu Corporation showcased each partner company at their booth at CityTech. Tokyo, held February 27-28, 2023. This global start up technology event was hosted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, including 300 exhibitors and 10’000 attendees dedicated to expand investment in infrastructure, the environment and other areas to lead a fresh vision for a sustainable future and overcoming challenges faced by cities around the world. Each partner company offers collaboration ideas and for further commercialization. "SHIMZ NEXT" is operated jointly with ReGACY Innovation Group, Inc.
"SHIMZ NEXT" Partner Companies（16 companies）
About ReGACY Innovation Group, Inc.
ReGACY Innovation Group is a japanese-based global investment business which specializes in fusing digital technology and industrial infrastructures through the creation of ventures from major companies, local governments, educational institutions. It provides support for full-scale business development, develops and deploys services that specialize in commercialization through open innovation.
About Shimizu Corporation
Shimizu Corporation is a japanese architectural, civil engineering and general contracting firm. It operates a broad range of businesses, such as real estate development, engineering,facility management, and energy, that extend beyond the confines of the constructionindustry and possesses many kinds of technology and expertise. It has annual sales ofapproximately US$15 billion and has been widely recognized as one of the top 5 contractorsin Japan and among the top 20 in the world.
Droople is a Swiss cleantech company developing innovative solutions for the intelligent management of water resources. Committed to digitize 100 billion "offline" water assets worldwide, connecting plumbing fixtures, water treatment systems, appliances and more to provide real-time information at all points of use. By incorporating artificial intelligence (AI)algorithms, Droople systems enable businesses to accurately measure and analyze their water resources, implement remote monitoring and predictive maintenance, and achieve water and energy savings.Last year, Droople was awarded the International PropTech Innovation Label by thePropTech Switzerland Association as one of the top 20 most innovative Swiss companies in the construction and real estate industry. As of April 2022, Droople’s Water IntelligencePlatform has been labeled as a Solar Impulse Foundation Efficient Solution, proven to optimize water-energy savings and CO2 emissions 23% more sustainable than mainstream alternatives.
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