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Public relations contact:

UrbanZee
Aschwin van der Woude
CEO / Caring Ecosystems Officer

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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’s gamification stood out in the Hope Helsinki competition

As a young startup in Turku, UrbanZee focusses on the problem of measuring the air pollution of cities in detail and make it actionable. The goal is to help citizens in many cities around the world, to make better decisions and minimise their exposure to harmful air pollutants. As any large city, Helsinki is also …

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UrbanZee accepted into European Space Agency Business Incubator

UrbanZee is a startup focussed on measuring air quality of entire cities in detail, and helping people make decisions to optimise their health, such as which park to run in, or where to live in a city. In addition to using their own sensor, they also use government data and saw an opportunity to use …

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Finnish air quality startup applies for EU Copernicus Masters programme

As “Europe’s eyes on Earth”, the EU’s Copernicus satellite programme monitors the global environment, including the air we all breathe. To encourage innovation around space data and space technology, the Copernicus programme has a Europe-wide Accelerator and Masters programme. Startups and businesses accepted onto these programmes receive additional support to take their ideas forward. “We …

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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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UN SDSN Northern Europe selects UrbanZee into its air solutions report

The United Nations has set 17 goals to address global sustainability. These goals include Climate action, good health and well-being, responsible consumption and production, affordable and clear energy; and also sustainable cities and communities. UrbanZee, a small startup from Turku, focusses on measuring the air quality of entire cities and involving all stakeholders in finding …

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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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