Sustainable building engineering solutions startup LightMirror has recently ensured funding from the Polish government, EIT ClimateKIC, and is in the final stages of securing investments from the European Innovation Council (EIC).
The startup has participated in the Market Discovery Tour in Poland by Scale-up Champions, which led them to officially open a branch in Wroclaw and move forward with their plans to renovate their first Polish public hospital in the Masovian region.
The Lithuanian company is not only focusing on Poland, as one of the founders, Dimitri Ionescu, point out: "As my two co-founders, Aleksandra and Anna, are Ukrainians, we are pivoting on renovating critical facilities in Ukraine where electricity and communal heating have been blackout."
LightMirror has built a consortium and drafted a fast renovation plan, which involves installing controllable reflective panels to bring sunlight into hospitals and care homes, reducing heating needs.
The key value of startup's strategy is that the installation process is fast, requires minimal materials and construction work, and decentralizes heating production across the city, building better resilience.
In addition, LightMirror also addresses the lack of natural light in healthcare buildings, which can help speed up the healing process by reinforcing circadian rhythms and reduce stress and anxiety among healthcare workers.