Founded in January 2020, Urbio is a spinoff from climate-tech university EPFL, in Switzerland. As climate change has no borders, Urbio’s team of 20 data scientists, energy specialists, software developers and designers is growing fast to tackle the energy transition with the support of leading Venture capital firms in the climate and software space including Contrarian Ventures, Wingman Ventures, Third Sphere, and Foobar.vc.
Urbio is a software that helps utilities, energy consultants, municipalities, banks and real estate companies accelerate the decarbonisation of Europe’s buildings. Combining AI with geospatial visualisation, Urbio prioritises decarbonisation projects and automates the design of efficient systems to heat, cool and electrify buildings on a large scale.
The software replaces manual trial-and-error from traditional processes, and users have reported 95% time saving in analysis and design tasks, 10% higher response rate in sales proposals, and faster ROI expected on multi-million-euro infrastructure investments.
To accelerate building decarbonization, Urbio developed the first 3-in-1 generative AI tool for energy planning that combines three innovations: