ForCity offers a new way to simulate how cities change!
May 23, 2018
We sat down with ForCity, this years SET Award winner of Intelligent Grids, Platforms & Cyber Security, for a quick Q&A session. ForCity provides urban decision makers in various sectors like district heating and cooling and water a software suite to simulate how their city could change over the next decades and to plan sustainable decisions. Their 3D simulations allow users to forecast and account for grid instabilities and energy transition challenges of the future. This systematic software approach has broad applications that match ever increasing urbanisation and city management demand. You can find them online here: www.forcity.com
What motivated you (or the founders) to start the company?
The vision that there was a gap in the market in the way the cities of tomorrow would face the challenges of urban planning.
What was the process for coming up with your product/innovation?
Mainly listen to what customers wished and unremittingly work MVP after MVP.
What do you love about the sector you work in?
We concretely do something everyday to make the world better tomorrow.
What keeps you up at night?
The speed at which changes occur…very slow.
How did you find your overall SET experience and what was your favorite part?
It was awesome. We really enjoyed the award ceremony, a kind a professional TV show. Amazing !
Any big news or updates for your start-up recently?
We keep pushing on the German market with qualified contacts and prospects for starting our business in the country.
What do you think your start-up will look like in three years?
Be identified as the Google for urban planning.