The Handelsblatt reports on Talanx's investment in our shareholder Next Big Thing AG. METR, the successful PropTech start-up of NBT AG, which brings transparency into the operating data of buildings and works with Big Data for this purpose, is also mentioned. As a shareholder, Next Big Thing AG supports METR with mentoring, financing and engineering know-how. Congratulations on your participation!
METR is one of the top 50 startups in the Built World Innovation Contest 2019. On 15 and 16 May, Franka Birke, CEO of METR, will pitch at the Future Cities Catapult in London before a top-class jury. The best companies will win an exhibition stand and a pitch at EXPO REAL 2019. Keep your fingers crossed!
In the article "Submetering" you will learn how METR supports the housing industry in optimising processes and developing new business models, such as submetering on your own. In addition, you will learn more about the experiences degewo has made so far within the framework of the joint development partnership with METR. Article "Submetering" The article was published in the magazine IVV immobilien vermieten & verwalten, 4/2019.
GBG Group positions itself for the future by investing in the Berlin-based PropTech start-up, METR GmbH Berlin, 26th February 2019 ServiceHaus GmbH - the service company of the GBG Group from Mannheim –became a shareholder of the Berlin-based PropTech startup, METR Building Management Systems GmbH, further positioning itself as a digital housing company. The participation of the GBG Group is a milestone for METR. With GBG, METR has a partner on board with expertise in the housing industry, who consistently thinks in terms of efficient buildings and new digital services for the housing industry, and who seeks to expand expertise in the area of Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT). METR is developing an IoT-platform which enables connected use cases in the residential building industry. Their hardware and software solutions provide device connectivity, data collection and analysis. Through data insights, METR develops business cases for housing companies which are beginning with sub-metering and predictive maintenance of the technical building equipment. METR’s solutions help housing companies make their administrative processes more efficient while supporting property [...]
Mladen Miljic reports on the digitization of buildings at an event of the Technology Foundation Berlin and the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin last autumn. His presentation has now been published in the report "Smart Buildings on the Internet of Things - The Digital Future of Buildings" and can be read here.
METR’s CTO Mladen Miljic described in an interview published by the Tagesspiegel Business Club, how METR makes facility managers ‘even smarter’. He presented METR´s products and described how METR addresses the topic of data security. Would you like to learn more about METR and METR´s products? Please do not hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
From 5th to 7th of February the E-world energy & water took place in Essen. METR presented its innovative products for remote reading of heat and water consumption as well as for remote monitoring of technical building equipment at the leading trade fair for energy and water management. Dr. Franka Birke and Thomas C. Focke had numerous meetings with representatives of city utilities and energy suppliers as well as technology suppliers.
In December we delivered almost 100 gateways. The M-Gates were produced in Berlin and fitted in the laboratory of METR GmbH / Next Big Thing AG. These gateways will be installed at the beginning of 2019 at a large housing company. METR thus sold almost 200 M-Gates in 2018. The gateways installed to date read the heat consumption data of over 80 buildings in Berlin and Leipzig. Every two weeks we receive approx. 6300 different measurements.
Harald Zapp, member of the advisory board of METR and founder of NBT, discusses the influence of IoT and blockchain technologies on new business models with Jürgen Stüber. The article also introduces METR as one of the promising startups of the NBT. We are delighted about this article.
On the 26th of November, Franka visited the Energy Turnaround Congress 2018 of the German Energy Agency (dena), where discussion included strategies and solutions for a new attitude towards the energy industry. Franka participated in a panel discussion on "Bottom-up energy system transformation: Questions included: "What contribution can start-ups make to the energy system of the future?", "What are the reasons why innovative business models fail despite pressure to innovate?", and "Do we need different framework conditions here?” Franka referred to a regulatory hurdle that creates obstacles to innovation not only in the energy sector, but also in the housing industry, namely the technical guideline TR-03109-1 of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) on the Smart Meter Gateway. This leads to ambiguities, for example regarding a possible change in the limit values for an installation obligation. In general, more clarity from the BSI is desirable. Additionally, METR indicates that the housing industry is not obliged to install smart meter gateways. Smart Meter Gateways were designed primarily to ensure a stable Smart Grid. METR's multi-protocol gateways [...]