• Yuon CEO & co-founder Dr. Sebastian Hersberger.
    Yuon CEO & co-founder Dr. Sebastian Hersberger.

Kiilto Ventures has invested in Burgdorf-based Cleantech startup Yuon to help accelerate market adoption of their predictive, self-learning heating control system designed to optimize heating networks.

Compared to traditional heating control systems, Yuon can help reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 25 per cent.

As the transition to sustainable heating solutions continues and is reinforced by regulatory efforts targeting net-zero emissions, there is a growing emphasis on energy efficiency and optimization to reduce CO2 emissions.

Yuon CEO & co-founder Dr. Sebastian Hersberger, said that over the last few years, there has been a lot of focus on optimizing electricity networks, but now is the time to optimize heating systems.

“We aim to revolutionize heating control systems by providing software to operate district heating networks efficiently. This will not only have a direct impact on reducing CO2 emissions but also boost our transition to net-zero,” he said.

Youn's robust software equips utility providers with tools to fine-tune their grid, leading to improved performance, reduced CO2 emissions, lowered operational expenses, and informed business choices.

"We aim to make our heating control system the new European standard for heat management," Hersberger said.

The head of Kiilto Ventures Matti Rönkkö, said the company is actively seeking the largest opportunities in moving the needle for maximum positive planetary impact for a better built environment.

“Recognizing heating as a major contributor to emissions, innovations like this hold significant potential to drive meaningful impact in tackling this challenge head-on,” he said.