Buildings are an integral part of our environment, where we now spend over 90% of our time. Our buildings influence us directly. Elements such as design, material choices, and equipment have an impact on our comfort, mobility, and health. These facts have forced us to adapt the building environment to better suit our needs, and to provide better services.
The keys to success for innovation in this field are:
Impulse Partners has partnered with ARP-Astrance in order to select the most innovative startups and connect them with industry leaders, thereby speeding up development. Following an in-depth selection process and the partners' approval, we provide our startups the network to grow their service, as well as a variety of benefits ranging from reduced rates, events and financing.
Business development accelerator
Catalyst for opportunities
Major occupants and real estate professionals and industrials :
Bringing together startups with decision-makers around key topics related to well-being and real estate.
For any type of property: Office, Retail and shopping center, Residential, Education , Sport and recreation, Civic and cultural, Leisure and hospitality, Healthcare, Science and technology.
Construction and Real Estate Groups
A-CLoud is a sound insulation panel solution integrating sensors to monitor environmental factors (noise, etc.) and occupation. The solution also makes it possible to raise employee awareness of good practices for limiting noise pollution and to manage the flex-office.
Pollution, odour and bacteria neutralising paint
A paint which has all properties of a regular wall paint (different colours, can be applied using a standard brush, interiors & exteriors), but on top it has a wide range of features to increase indoor air quality and to improve indoor comfort levels.
Plant as a service
Akagreen facilitates the greening of work and living spaces from the design phase of buildings with ready-to-install plants, and the associated maintenance service, creating the concept of plant as a service.
Directional speaker system which creates a narrow sound beam in which every type of audio content can be listened (music, sound, voice...). Outside of this beam: only silence.
Aquality offers rainwater harvesting systems for applications such as washing machines, toilets, watering, cleaning, as well as a grey water treatment system capable of filtering water without power supply or chemical additives.
Art & Design
Artify offers a connected digital board that allows the broadcasting of more than a million digital artworks in high quality, whose programming is defined by the company. They also offer the organisation of workshops around thematic works for employees.
The first platform for digital art
Art video, art data, generative or interactive art: the 21st century's art is digital.
Bright produces the best of digital art for brands and towns. With its unique platform and its studio which manufactures digital works at the intersection of art and innovation, Bright immerses everyone in the art of the future and contributes to well-being in real estate projects.
Collaborative application for co-ownership management
Building management tool designed for housing and destinated to occupiers, facility managers and providers. This is a digital tool (Saas, collaborative mobile app) which eases building management and living together.
Participatory indoor garden
Vegetable garden adapted to offices (wooden furniture easy to set up ; standing position when gardening ; selection of types of vegetables adapted to indoor environment conditions) with activities organized all year long which favour social links between employees.
Designer of Smockeo, an intelligent and communicating smoke detector
In case of smoke detection, rise in temperature, the detector will immediately inform the owner or a trusted third party by email, sms or phone call. Smockeo also informs about the condition and the level of compliance of the detector.
Space Management & Acoustic well-being
Uby (and Com'in) is a solution integrating sensors and a platform that makes it possible to assess and better control the impact of real estate works on the environment, health and human well-being, such as air quality or noise pollution.
Management of coworking space
(Old CoWork.io) Management, animation and commercialization solution for flexible spaces in cloud. Automatization of the work processus (disponibility, reservation, payment etc.)
Car-pooling stations rely on connected urban furniture. Ecov develops the information system that allows to manage communication through mobile networks between urban furniture and webserver.
Ellona (ex-RUBIX Senses & Instrumentation) is a startup specialized in consumer data analysis thanks to the association of sensors and algorithms, allowing the continuous monitoring and identification of nuisances present in the environment (gas, odors, noise, particles, light...).
Evertree contributes to the development of an environmentally friendly adhesive solution for the furniture and interior design sectors. The start-up manufactures bio-based composite wood panels without aminoplasty resin or polyurethane resin.
Felice is a social start-up that combines concierge services with an event offering to improve the quality of working life for employees and mobilize them on issues of social and environmental responsibility.
Monitoring of indoor air pollution
Combination of environmental sensors and data processing to take control of indoor air quality for inhabitants’ comfort. The system can be interfaced with the air processing system of buildings.
Advertisings platform specialized in the business real estate desks, warehouse, premises, land) offering added-value services (digital visit, search engine of properties' advertising taking into account every employee’s address…).
Well-being of employees' programms that combine digital (via a mobile wellness coaching application) and face-to-face workshops (yoga, meditation, conferences, etc.) to improve the health capital and employee commitment.
Monitoring the quality of working environment
Connected object which continuously measures physical parameters (temperature, humidity, average level of noise, noise peaks, light, colorimetry and air quality), as well as a subjective judgement of well-being. Thus it is possible to provide correlations between personal well-being and environment parameters.
Vegetal air purifier and design object intended to create a soothing and natural atmosphere in buildings.
Gymlib SAS provides online information services. The Company offers online platform for fitness centers information, membership registration, subscription service passes, and payment gateway services.
Healthy snack service for corporate and community, delivered through vending, snack boxes, wholesale and white label. Vending machines are connected, 100% cashless with multi-buy facility, wheelchair user display option and full nutritional and allergen information presented prior to purchase through a touch screen interface.
Well-being & Building community
Hiptown is a service company for office buildings. The start-up seeks to add value to spaces by managing and animating shared services and spaces in order to create a community. Hiptown offers a customized solution for its spaces that can include reception, concierge services, community animation, management of bar/café/restaurant spaces and numerous services.
Lighting & Optimization
Patented glazing technology based on a specific geometry of anti-sun devices to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and the comfort of the inhabitants by allowing more sunlight to pass through in winter and filtering it in summer.
Numerical touchpad for blind people
Inside vision created the InsideOne touchpad that can be used by blind people. This touchpad can transform visible characters into Braille characters thanks to a Braille keyboard.
Insolight's goal is to make solar energy affordable. Insolight is a startup based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was founded in 2015 by Laurent Coulot, Florian Gerlich and Mathieu Ackermann, three EPFL alumni passionated by solar energy and technology...
Micro location system to optimize companies' workplace
Jooxter is an expert in Smart Occupancy and offers a SaaS and Plug in Play solution. Through a web and mobile application and its technology, Jooxter is able to know and show the real-time availability of any type of workspace (meeting rooms, bubbles, parking lots, etc) and thus optimize it. In particular, the solution also helps companies to organize the return to the office of their employees.
KANDU helps enterprises create pleasant, healthy and effective working environments by giving everyone access to expertise in architecture and building science (acoustics, thermic, light, air quality).
French leader in carpooling from home to work with more than 50,000 daily trips on its network. Its mobile application meets the specific needs of employees, particularly in terms of scheduling flexibility.
"Turnkey" solution which relies on a network of tags located on the site and a simple using mobile application. The offer includes the mapping of the site, the launch in ThumbCloud and production, installation and programming of location tags on site
Detection of incidents
MerciYanis automates the detection of incidents and the collection of collaborative requests thanks to sensors and informs general services as soon as there is an incident.
A software that displays data in one place from IoT devices in the buildings to give real-time feeds and make information visual so as to help staff understand the building and make actions to increase energy performance and comfort levels.
Home decorating tenders platform
Platform allowing individuals or companies to explain their interior layout and decoration project, for which they receive three propositions from professional decorators and interior designers. All three architects receive remuneration. The client has the choice to keep working with the winner to implement the project.
Mycarspot offers an enterprise solution to promote employee mobility by optimising car parks. The platform allows you to create a virtual car park, allocate spaces and control access to the car park.
Barter platform for individuals and companies aiming to reduce purchases and consume more responsibly. All types of objects and services can be exchanged free of charge. The start-up has also created an e-currency (hazelnut, backed by blockchain technology) to encourage trade.
Nap & Up is part of a global approach of well-being at work by setting up a healthy work environment. Indeed, we want to act so that the company of tomorrow is perceived as a place of fulfillment centered on the human.
That's why we want to offer employees the opportunity to recharge their batteries in the workplace, thanks to a space dedicated to disconnection and to an effective practice: the powernap.
Coworking spaces reservation platform
Web and application technology: intermediation platform between users and coworking spaces. All types of workspaces are available: meeting rooms, private offices, shared spaces, wifi cafes.
Jobbers is a personal assistant that takes care of contingencies of everyday life, optimizes their attendance at the office and find tips for leisure and vacation.
Flexibility & Energy
O'Sol develops portable energy systems to make spaces more flexible, modular and to encourage the adoption of new ways of working within groups, universities, coworking spaces and hotels.
Oxygen at Work optimises the quality of the air in the office thanks to sensors that allow it to be analysed and monitored. In addition, they offer plants to absorb harmful substances in the air, which can be monitored digitally.
Pando2 analyzes the concentration of pollutants. It is possible to have a follow-up via an application that also allows to control the building. Pando2 also offers air purifying equipment.
Parking management system based on a valets network
The offer relies on exchanging free parking places (during the day for people and during nights and weekends for companies) against a free access to valet parking. A universal remote and a database allow to manage the parking places network.
Vegetalisation & Air Quality
Plantez Respirez makes the link between air quality and plant presence. Their turnkey solution includes IAQ diagnosis, installation and maintenance of the plant quota recommended by NASA to improve air quality and to plant work spaces.
PowerOfMoss develops plant walls capable of improving air quality, ergonomics, acoustics and humidity in order to make your professional spaces healthier, more ecological and more pleasant.
Startup that offers the automatic distribution of ultra fresh and healthy meals as well as the delivery on a corner of fresh fruits, dried fruits, snacks and self-service drinks in your offices.
Realiz3D is a solution for the design of 3D digital models in real time, making it possible to take into account the well-being of occupants right from the design of the building.
LED bulb respectful of the circadian cycle
US startup that has developed the "drift light" ulb, which adjusts its brightness depending on the time of the day. The user programs his usual bedtime and awakening time, and the bulb maximizes interior lighting to improve sleep quality.
Proximity social network
Positive economy network based on the aggregation in a single ecosystem of all the collaborative services existing in a neighbourhood. This ecosystem is based on innovative digital tools and can be used by local communities and landlords (real-time alerts, civic dialogue...), actors of local life (shops, artisans, associations) and citizens.
Digital program to tackle sedentariness through nutrition and physical activities
The program is composed by:
Stockoss is a SaaS physical storage solution dedicated to enterprises. It enables their customers to find, reserve and activate a storage solution in a few clicks from their web platform, and to remotely control their objects (inventory, delivery in France and abroad) from a single web application.
Well-being of collaborators
Provides management culture of the company. Employees respond to 3 questions per week, and Supermood generates a customized report for HR managers, with tips to improve employees commitment.
Well-being & Mobility
Tim Sports rents sports and mobility equipment (company bike and fleet of bikes) for the well-being and quality of life of employees. The startup offers many associated services such as repair, maintenance, insurance and security with padlocks.
Witco (ex-MonBuilding) develops an application that promotes the circulation of information, exchanges between occupants and access to services within a building.
Increasing communication at work
The app Cegid-Wittyfit is a global and comprehensive answer to management of well being at work. It shows the level of well being and you're advise by health and work experts.
Design and implementation of gardens for collective living spaces inside / outside / around buildings. The offer includes a support service combining maintenance and training.
Data & urban development
YOUrban collects user reviews and needs left on Google, TripAdvisor and Social Networks to provide quantified indications of need to real estate actors to encourage social integration and urban development.
September 10th 2016: Immowell-Lab celebrates being 9-month-old !
The accelerator Immowell-Lab, which is the result of the partnership between Impulse Labs and Arp-Astrance, celebrates its first 9 months. Many new start-up in the field of wellness by real estate have integrated the accelerator. More than 30 Proof of Concepts have been incurred, and new partnerships launched.
July 12th 2016: Blockchain breakfast
Blockchain was the innovation of the first half of 2016. Beyond questions, the implementation of the Blockchain involves defining what added value this technology can bring a business perspective. Arp-Astrance published in April a White Paper on the blockchain. Immowell-Lab presents to its partners disruptive tracks that can bring blockchain and its first achievements.
May 31st 2016: Private pitch session for Altarea Cogedim
During the sustainable development week, Altarea Cogedim met 6 Immowell startups for private pitchs. It was the opportunity for Alatrea Cogedim's team to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the startups and to discuss about possible joint experiments.
May 24th 2016: Immowell event dedicated to accessibility in real estate
This public event started with the intervention of Guy Tisserand, TH Consulting president specialist of management of handicap. Three applicant startups which offer solutions for accessibility in real estate pitched in front of the Immowell's partners. Two other startups that are already part of the accelerator presented their specific applications for accessibility.
March 22th 2016 : 2nd immowell startups committee
11 New startups pitched in front of Immowell accelerator's Partners. 6 of them were selected to join the ecosystem.
February 26th 2016: breakfast meeting of Immowell startups
The first startups selected to integrate the Immowell accelerator gathered for the first networking breakfast.
February 16th 2016: Olivier Ezratty presents its analysis of the CES for Immowell breakfast meeting
Since 2006, Olivier Ezratty makes an in-depth analysis of the Las Vegas Consumer Electronic Show's trends. This show presents technological innovations of consumer electronic devices and gathers more than 3880 exhibitors among which a strong presence of the French Tech companies has been noticed. As a well-known expert and board member in several startups, Olivier Ezratty writes a report every year on the CES.
January 16th 2016: first startups selection committee
13 startups pitched their project in front of the accelerator's partners. The partners' evaluations determine which startups can enter the Immowell accelerator. These startups innovate in different sectors, in order to address most of the "wellness by real estate" issues: air quality, smart furniture and device, stress management, social link, interior design, thermal comfort... The adjacent picture shows a startup pitching its offer.
December 9th 2015: Kaufman&Broad's press release about its partnership with Immowell
Kaufman&Broad explains in this press release its strategic choices to participated to real estate innovations and to meet its economic goals.
December 7th 2015: Sogeprom's press release about its partnership with Immowell
Sogeprom explains why partnering with Immowell-Lab is part of its real estate strategy.
December 3rd: Immowell and its partners attend SIMI 2015 (real estate show)
Yves Gabriel announces the official launch of the Immowell-Lab accelerator, in attendance of the first partners: Renault, EPADESA, Saint-Gobain, Sogeprom, Vinci Facilities and Altarea Cogedim.
October 20th 2015: Official launch of Immowell-Lab
Partners and startups gathered in the Boucicaut offices in Paris for the official launch of Immowell-Lab, startup accelerator dedicated to wellness by the real estate. It was the opportunity to mark the beginning of project which consists of creating an ecosystem gathering the major real estate groups, major tenants and innovative startups in order to improve occupiers' wellness.
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IMPULSE PARTNERS is a strategy consulting firm that works with senior executives on strategy, innovation and performance. We help our clients tackle growth challenges, identify opportunities, rethink business models and revisit innovation strategy.
IMPULSE PARTNERS is developing startup accelerators in close connection with industry decision-makers, the City of Paris and bpifrance. Our teams detect the most innovative, promising start-ups and connect them to industry leaders in order to speed up their development.
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ARP-Astrance works with real estate professionals and users in order to achieve Real Estate transformation. We integrate the challenges of a changing society into our thinking and anticipate today and tomorrow's Real Estate issues.
Our approach revolves around four major issues: environment, health and well-being, biodiversity and smart building.
Our team of 80 consultants (engineers, thermists, architects, designers, ecologists) design solutions for neighborhoods, buildings and workspaces that are flexible, innovative and responsible, including new uses and new technologies.
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