Gallery Aktepus 1
Gallery Aktepus 1
June 2020
Headquarters Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA

Aktepus - An AI and Sensor-based technology to communicate and manage building systems

Builddie is an intelligent energy management system that uses state-of-the-art smart technologies (sensors, actuators, controllers etc.) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities for optimal energy management of buildings.

Aktepus monitors and controls HVAC, lighting, and other systems by integrating information obtained from sensors on a range of outdoor environmental (temperature, humidity), indoor environmental (temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide), and equipment sensors to reduce energy use. The vision and capabilities of Aktepus exceed traditional smart home technologies through the use of the Artificial Intelligence paradigm. The various components of the overall technology include a sensory infrastructure to track energy consumption and environmental data, an AI data analytics engine to process sensory data and develop energy efficiency strategies, an actuation infrastructure to control devices and execute energy strategies, and a user interaction framework to communicate with the consumer. To meet the challenge of bandwidth constraints, Aktepus developed advanced computing hardware that performs comprehensive and compact data extraction on the same hardware that hosts data transmission services and then transmits only selective data to a low-bandwidth remote server.

Key features

  • Deployment tests of Aktepus smart home solution has resulted in 30% reduction in overall energy use over a period of 1 year.


  • For workplace application, the payback was less than 2 years
  • For the smart home module, the payback was 1.2 years

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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Networking Partner

European UnionThe EU, through its funding programmes, supports the development of innovations and technologies that help combat climate change, protect the environment and ensure a sustainable development and growth.Cleantech ScandinaviaNetwork of industrial companies, investors, real estate companies and cities; connecting to 1 400+ clean technology companies from the Nordics and Baltics.European Startup Prize for mobilityEuropean Startup Prize for mobility supports breakthrough innovations that will shape the transport and mobility landscape in Europe and around the world.PEXERéseau PEXE, the French Cleantech network, is the leading network of French cleantech clusters. Its main objective is to structure and promote the cleantech industry to accelerate the development of its 5000 SMEs.PFEThe French Water Partnership is the go-to platform for all French public and private stakeholders operating at international level. For more than 10 years, the FWP has been advocating so that water becomes a top priority in sustainable development policies worldwide. CanadaCleantechWe leverage provincial and territorial strengths to support the scale-up of Canadian cleantech.K-Tech Shanghai Zhengke Business Incubator Management Co.,LtdK-TECH is an international startup incubator which based in Shanghai, China.The Green Startups AcceleratorThe Green Startups Accelerator is a Beijing-based environmental NGO and WRI, a U.S. based environmental think tank to promote green entrepreneurship in ChinaImpact Hub ShanghaiThe world’s largest network focused on building entrepreneurial communities for impact at scale — home to innovators, dreamers and entrepreneurs who are creating tangible solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.Plug and Play ChinaPlug and Play, the world’s earliest and largest technology venture accelerator, focuses on developing a globalized innovative ecosystem. PNP China has invested and incubated over 300 Chinese startups.Greentown LabsThe largest cleantech incubator in the United States!ucommuneChina’s leading shared working space provider, offering one-stop servicing solutions for enterprises of varied sizes.Innovation ActivatorWe are the cluster of hi-tech startups, mechanical engineers, designers, factories and experts. We want our knowledge and experience to serve others bringing them on a rapid learning curve on technology development. Via iDWith offices in Europe, USA and Asia, Via ID is a business accelerator that supports in the long term startups and projects related to new modes of mobility: daily, smart, sustainable. Accelerace

Thinkers and doers with a mission to improve the quality of lives and our environment through innovation.

Shamengo Shamengo is a world community of green, social and digital innovators willing to promote a new lifestyle GreenMomentumCleantech market intelligence and innovation company. We work to enable the development of breakthrough clean technologies to accelerate financing and adoption of solutions to climate change.InnoEnergyInnoEnergy supports and invests in innovation at every stage of the journey – from classroom to end-customer.Cleantech Open France The Cleantech Open France is looking for the best clean technology ideas from around the country. This is the largest cleantech accelerator program in France and it belongs to the largest international network of cleantech startups, the Cleantech Open founded in California, which has a presence in more than 20 countries worldwide.Hello TomorrowHello Tomorrow is global non-profit on a mission to unlock the potential of deep tech to solve the world's toughest challenges, by promoting, empowering & connecting deeptech entrepreneurs across the globe with the right enablersSparknewsSparknews is dedicated to amplifying positive change by working at the crossroads of social and environmental innovation, news media and the corporate world.COTEC PORTUGAL – Associação Empresarial para a InovaçãoCOTEC Portugal is a leading innovation broker focused on accelerating innovation processes, business cooperation and advancing technology diffusion.Get in the RingGet in the Ring is an innovation marketplace connecting innovators to global opportunities. AgoranovAgoranov is a public science & tech incubator. DWR ecoTeaming up increases our visibility and maximizes our impact. Together we share one goal: to leverage green innovations for a more sustainable and future-driven economy with scalable and profitable business models.The Enterprise Europe NetworkThe Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. Global Green Energy Innovation Technology CollaborationGlobal Green Energy Innovation Technology Collaboration (GEIC) is composed of The Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA) and New Energy Industry Association for Asia and the Pacific (NEIAAP) and Shanghai New Energy Industry Association (SNEIA) .WillaToday, there is 63% more performance when a company is founded or co-founded by a women. However, the lack of diversity in the startup ecosystem remains with only 10% of female founders in France and less than 17% internationally.New Energy Nexus New Energy Nexus is a global network of clean energy incubators and accelerators that facilitates collaboration and innovation between startups, accelerators, and industry around the world.EnruptBased in Singapore, Enrupt drives collaborations between corporations and startups in the energy sector to build clean, decentralised digital solutions and transform the future of energy. CleantechAlpsAs an expert for the innovation scene in energy and environmental technologies, CleantechAlps (Sion, Switzerland) is a hub for the cleantech ecosystem, connecting its stakeholders with relevant partners.Cambridge CleantechCambridge Cleantech is a successful network organization that has, since 2011, brokered hundreds of key business collaborations in the cleantech industry.EuroQuityEuroQuity is the web service created by Bpifrance in partnership with KfW to put growth companies in contact with development partners and with investors in particular.Tsinghua x-lab

Tsinghua x-lab is a non-profit university-based educational innovation platform.

SprintProject, The Smart Supply DisruptorSprintProject, a French based company, Open Innovation hunter and data expert in the field of Smart SupplyCleantech Group

The Cleantech Group is a company that supports the development and marketability of clean technologies. The Cleantech Group provides members of its Cleantech network access to capital, investors, research and promotional opportunities. The group also provides advisory services for large corporations and governments.

Founded in 2002, the Cleantech Group owns the term "cleantech" as a registered trademark.

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