Information for the Press

Public relations contact:

UrbanZee
Aschwin van der Woude
CEO / Caring Ecosystems Officer

Email:   
Phone:   +358 50 5676 665
Address: Tykistökatu 4 B c/o SparkUp
         20520, Turku, Finland

Press kit

Our Press kit contains:

  • Basic corporate information and history
  • Background on key people
  • Summary of our business plan and focus
  • Example visuals based on measurements in Turku
  • UrbanZee logo

Press-releases

UrbanZee hires its Chief Technology Officer

UrbanZee is an exciting young startup focussing on making air quality measuring more widely available in cities around the world. It has developed several services to measure air quality of entire cites in detail and meaningfully involve citizens in a dialogue with governments to find immediate and long-term solutions. It’s CEO, Aschwin van der Woude, …

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UrbanZee finds its chairman

UrbanZee is an exciting young startup focussing on making air quality measuring more widely available in cities around the world. It has developed several services to measure air quality of entire cites in detail and meaningfully involve citizens in a dialogue with governments to find immediate and long-term solutions. As the company is current working …

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UrbanZee gets involved with research on active 3D-printed nanomaterials that reduces air pollution

During the last decade, 3D-printing has become available to consumers. This technique, also called additive manufacturing, has already been used for many decades in various industries to produce complex products or product parts that cannot be manufactured in any other way. Consumer-level 3D printers only use plastics, but industrial 3D printers are capable of using …

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Air quality startup, UrbanZee, finalises EU Copernicus Accelerator programme

Last year, UrbanZee was qualified for the EU Copernicus Accelerator programme when its team won the main price at the AtmosHack hackathon in Helsinki. The Copernicus programme is one of the two major satellite programmes run by the European Commission, its Galileo programme providing the next generation global position alike GPS, and its Copernicus programme …

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Salo air quality Summer 2018 report published

During Summer last year, in 2018, UrbanZee measured specific areas of Salo for nine weeks, which included Tupuri, Halikko, Viitannummi, Vanutehtaanmäki and the centre area. Salo requested to measure pollution in these areas for two reasons. The centre, Tupuri and Halikko were known to contain larger amounts of traffic than other areas. And the second …

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European Copernicus accelerator pitching competition won by start-up in Finland

The Copernicus accelerator is an initiative by the European union to accelerate the use of earth observation satellites launched by the EU. The accelerator hosts fifty teams from countries across Europe. Each team either won a Hackathon, got selected based on a open call or won a challenge in the Copernicus masters programme. This ten …

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Turku-based startup UrbanZee wins Copernicus AtmosHack

Last weekend ten teams competed in the Copernicus AtmosHack, where they came up with innovative ways to use and visualise Copernicus satellite data on air quality. UrbanZee, a Turku-based start-up, won the challenge with their real-estate service. The teams were selected out of 35 project applications and competed for prizes worth 30.000€, with the top …

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Air quality startup starts pilot in Salo

The City of Salo and UrbanZee have agreed on a pilot during summer 2018. Specific areas in Salo will be measured twice a week, such as the centre area, Halikko, Tupuri, Viitanummi and Vanutehtaanmäki. A mobile app will be released later to provide citizens with access to this information. Salo is one of the most …

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Air quality startup invited to judge at educational hackathon

Education in Finland has for a long time ranked high among all other countries in the world, and was even number one for many years. Finnish education continues to evolve, and the latest trend is involving students in real-world problems by connecting students with companies that pose a challenge. The solutions to these challenges can …

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Turku University organises innovation camp for air quality startup in Turku

During the past few years Turku university has been developing a more entrepreneurial focus. Kasvupajat.fi is one of the projects combining the extensive expertise of the region’s higher education institutions to meet the needs of different industries in ways that benefit everyone: companies, teachers, researchers, students and other people. Kasvunpajat.fi is an interregional initiative in …

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