ParticleX Urbantech Global Challenge 2 – Announcement of Top 17 And 4 Finalists

The second batch of ParticleX Urbantech Global Challenge (PUGC) applications closed in January 2024, and we were thrilled to receive an overwhelming response. We received 236 registrations via the application platform, and we are pleased to announce that 160 finalized applications from 34 regions were accepted as the second batch of candidates.

The PUGC is a multidisciplinary process that matches start-ups and corporations with angel investors and incubators. The challenge is seeking innovative solutions for both public and private sectors, as well as diverse stakeholders along the value chain. The challenge covers six key areas: Real Estate & Built Environment, Infrastructure, Energy & Utility, Transportation & Mobility, Food Supply, Public Health & Safety, Circular Economy, Cleaning & Waste Management, Lifestyle, Culture & Education.

After careful consideration, the top 17 finalists and 4 finalists were selected. The finalists will be invited to the Virtual Final Pitching Day on 5 March 2024 with ParticleX and their strategic partners. The start-ups that attended the virtual interviews and some selected startups have also been identified for direct pairing with strategic partners, and will be contacted soon.

ParticleX would like to express our gratitude to all the participants who applied for the challenge. The PUGC is an important initiative that fosters the urbantech revolution, enabling cutting-edge technologies to solve urban challenges and improve the future of city life.

Big congratulations to 4 Finalists:

Descamps Technology Limited

Libpet (HK)

Sirius Biotechnology

Yindii (HK)

The Top 17 teams are listed below in alphabetical order according to their company names:

Company NameCountryWebsiteOne-Liner
1Ailytics Pte LtdSingapore monitoring for industrial operation safety and productivity
2ClimastryUnited Stateshttp://carboncad.climastry.comInfrastructure enabling manufacturers to issue carbon credits.
3CLS Environmental Technologies LtdHong Kong, Chinahttps://carbonlitesystem.comTransforming organic waste into graphene: A sustainable approach to maximising resource value.
4Descamps.Technology LimitedHong Kong, China Monitoring Solution for Elderly Care
5FiberSight – Smart Sensing SolutionsPortugalhttp://www.fibersight.ptFiberSight innovates using optics for sustainable water monitoring solutions.
6Helix Power CorpUnited Stateshttp://www.helixpower.comHelix Power delivers energy storage for large power imbalance conditions-rapid transit & utilities.
7LibpetHong Kong, China healthcare robotics and service
8LuccidGermany Codes Simplified, Architectural Design Magnified.
9Morhill LtdUnited Kingdomhttp://www.wearecress.comA sustainable market place for children’s products
10ParaStructAustria are decarbonising industries and making them circular.
11Qala AIKazakhstanhttp://qala-ai.comQala AI: Innovative Geospatial Analysis Technologies for Sustainable and Smart Future.
12RIISE.AIUnited States spatial finance platform, merging AI with big data to decarbonise cities globally.
13ShiftsaPortugal is the first worldwide blockchain-based digital platform of seeds
14Sirius biotechnologyUnited Stateshttp://www.sirius.bioAccelerating bioengineering for conversion of waste carbon to new products with proven AI/ML solutio
15Talos Industry CorpUnited Stateshttps://www.talosindustries.comTalos is a next generation wind turbine manufacturer and solution supplier.
16UrbanChain GroupHong Kong, Chinahttp://www.urbanchaingroup.comConnecting properties to mobility using AI & IoT technology
17YindiiHong Kong, Chinahttps://www.yindii.coYindii : Save food, save money, save the planet