Breeze

Country
Germany
Sustainable development goals
  • Good health and well-being
  • Sustainable cities and communities
Project link
https://www.breeze-technologies.de/

About the project

Breeze Technologies is a German start-up which aims to make improve the quality of air in cities through low-cost sensors and a platform relying on artificial intelligence for real-time analytics.

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Breeze Technologies is a German start-up which aims to make improve the quality of air in cities through low-cost sensors and a platform relying on artificial intelligence for real-time analytics.

Air pollution is a growing problem which leads to approximately 4.2 million deaths per year as a result of exposure to ambient air pollution and an additional 3.8 million deaths as a result of household exposure to smoke from dirty cookstoves and fuels according to the 2019 World Health Organisation report. Breeze Technologies offers to tackle the issues both at a household and communal level by providing a so-called environmental intelligence platform. The platform, equipped with state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, delivers hyperlocal comprehensive and accurate air quality data from public and private data sources (including from satellites) and cheap sensors which it commercializes. Its associated analytics suite also provides valuable real time insights based on data points made available up to every 30 seconds by their sensors. Additionally, it provides recommendations based on a growing, self-learning catalogue of more than 3.500 interventions, as reported by the company. 

To expand public awareness on the issue at hand, Breeze Technologies have also created an air quality citizen platform which enables citizens to inform themselves about air quality in their neighborhood while learning about sustainable ways tackle sources of air pollution.

As such, Breeze Technologies has been recognized as one of the most promising startups by the European Parliament and has benefited from a grant by the European Commission under the FIWARE Accelerate program as well as a grant from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Thanks to these, the company launched its first smart city pilot in 2017. In Hamburg-Rothenburgsort, the Breeze team set-up multiple urban air quality sensors and made the data available through its citizen portal. By providing the necessary technology for people to monitor and reduce air pollution, this project is contributing to the SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities) and SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing).