The French BuildInterest event took place at the premises of Bpifrance in Paris on April 12th, 2017. Thirty-five selected participants attended it: SMEs, investors, banks, public bodies, consultants, associations, and one journalist.
The BuildInterest project was presented to the audience for the new comers, along with the conclusions of the focus-group. Several focus topics for year 2 of the project were discussed and two were finally validated :
- Use the BUILDINTEREST community created through EuroQuity to perform digital events, sectorial webinars, e-pitches to obtain deals and investments in green buildings starts ups. You are welcome to join our community!
- 2. Develop a renovation pilot for individual houses:
- implement a pilot project aggregating different energy efficiency technologies for renovation (Isolation, RES, IOT, energy performance monitoring, Grid connections.
- improve existing loans / create a new type of loan better adapted to the renovation constraints to finance this pilot.
Then 6 of the best French startups in the field made a 10-min pitch: Lineazen, Toi-Sol, Qarnot Computing, Intent Technologies, Deepki, Airthium. These companies are expected to be part of the technologies providers for the pilot project.
After the pitch a roundtable was set up, addressing the trust issue in the sustainable building market.
The main stakeholders (Crédit Foncier bank, Caisse des Dépots and Energivie cluster) joined the team in charge of the year 2 pilot, which guarantees good chances of success.