The first program of Future Hub took place from March to May 2021. Over 160 startups from over 40 countries worldwide showed interest in the accelerator, yet the most suitable 10 were selected. Bringing together five Baltic corporates and these ten European GreenTechs, the first program marked Future Hub as the first open innovation sustainability accelerator in the Baltics. The results of the program - nine pilot projects - were presented at an online Demo Day during TechChill 2021 conference.
Enterprises & their
ESG analysis and monitoring
Solutions to analyze and monitor the company's ESG-performance, preferably on an automated basis for small and medium-sized companies
Food waste elimination
Food waste solution with a focus on one of the supply chain parts (e.g. RIMI’s warehouses, RIMI’s stores, households)
Electric vehicle charging
Easy-to-operate and efficient solutions for car charging at multiple apartment housing neighborhoods
Energy efficiency for multi-apartment buildings
An energy efficiency roadmap tool for multiple-apartment buildings
Digital tool for sustainable grocery shopping
Consumer-oriented solution for making informed grocery shopping decisions
Parking Enery (Finland)
Large scale EV charging solutions for real estate
E-nnovative EV charging digital ecosystem for EV users and charger owners
Healthy and sustainable food recommendation and online shopping solution
The ESG Rating platform for every company
Environmental monitoring software solution for cities and companies
Recipe AI to help people cook sustainable and inspire to reduce food waste
Food 4 All
F4A is a service company aiming to reduce food waste on a supermarket level
Pilots and results
Swedbank x Everimpact
Everimpact technically validated the solution of measuring the GhG emissions of parcel of land in Latvia.
Swedbank x Ecomate
Created algorithm that would work with publicly available data, by aggregating as many sources as possible to obtain the necessary data.
Rimi x Plant Jammer
Created a one line of code to implement it into Rimi's webpage that has resulted in launched Empty your fridge tool in all Baltic countries.
Rimi x Food4All
Developed and app - intelligent waste calculator that shows Rimi exactly where food waste is originating, while also identifying how it can be prevented. To be launched in Rimi Estonia in February 2022.
Orkla x Eachthing
Demo version for web browser add-on to analyse Orkla's products nutrition value and suggest
best choices among one of the Orkla's products on the Orkla webpage.
Riga City Council x Linc
Validated the solution by installing LINC hardware device in two RNP addresses to see the real-time monitoring results and spectral analysis of the water heating and cooling equipment in those buildings
Latvenergo x Parking Energy
Parking Energy gained insights about the neighborhood charging specifics in Riga and created a solution built on their current product portfolio and experiences from Finland
Latvenergo x AgeVolt
AgeVolt presented a demonstration where tested 4 different scenarios for implementing AgeVolt's EV charging digital ecosystem into Latvenergo's ecosystem
Rimi x Plant Jammer AI chef serving customers all over the Baltics
Rimi and Plant Jammer collaboration resulted in the first Future Hub pilot growing into a real solution reaching Rimi customers in all Baltic states. “Empty your fridge” is a tool created during Future Hub's first program by Plant Jammer and Rimi, now launched in Rimi websites for Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian customers. It allows the user to mark what products or leftovers they have available and from these, the virtual chef suggests recipes that include the selected ingredients. It's users can choose from an almost endless range of recipes such as stews, soups, pizzas, pasta dishes, salads, tacos, risottos, pies, casseroles and many more, to suit all tastes, including vegans and vegetarians.