KNX Association supports innovative companies that want to revolutionize the home and building automation market.

The KNX startup incubator program provides resources and visibility to startup companies committed to develop KNX IoT based solutions.


SIMLAB is a technology company focusing on facility digitalization and development of software toolkits for AEC industry. We create intelligent models of factories, hospitals, hotels and residential buildings based on digital 3D model of scanned facility combined with the real data from sensors installed in the building. Our main goal is to push boundaries of Smart Home technology systems and intelligent digital environments based on IoT sensors, to make it more affordable and available for masses. We want to turn ones living space into multimedia digital command center, available on computer monitor, tablet and even smartphone. SIMLAB is developing several cloud software solutions and toolkits focused on BIM, which will allow to monitor and track changes in the facility or monitor current construction progress and improvements on the construction site.

Berlin-based IoT start-up and inventor of the Smart Living Station Livy Alive. The Livy Alive station comes with multiple air sensors, a radar, a camera, microphones, CO sensor as well as a speaker and LED's. Livy’s supports and combines protocols (KNX among them) and it connects via Wi-Fi and/or LTE to the internet if needed. The device is mounted by a magnetic plate which can be installed both on the ceiling or on the wall using fixed power supply. The entire product is developed in-house by our fantastic multi-disciplinary team in Berlin. Our vision is making all indoor sensor accessible throughout all relevant protocols. We are open for integration into all types of eco-system as well as running an existing application on top of our hardware Livy Alive.

At Solaregy, our mission is to make our everyday lives more sustainable. With our product RaffSun, we combine the aspects of "sun protection" and "energy generation" in a single product. RaffSun is an external blind that generates green energy with the help of integrated photovoltaic cells. Our system aligns itself relative to the sunlight through our intelligent control system. This allows the highest level of efficiency to be achieved automatically. In addition to the alignment, our intelligent control enables automation of the external blind via KNX and provides comprehensive statistics on your system. Solaregy is based in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Founded in 2020, Passiv Energie Austria GmbH is the branch of Passiv Energie Japan Inc. which was founded in 2010, the headquarters is located in Tokyo, Japan. We provide innovative solutions in heat recovery ventilation and household ventilation system. The Hokkaido 401 fresh air heat exchanger is our most innovative ventilation system. With the Hokkaido 401, fresh air supply is guaranteed at all times, even with the windows closed. Thanks to the ingenious design, it dissipates moisture and thus prevents the dangerous formation of mold. The integrated ceramic heat accumulator achieves heat recovery of 95%, so that heating energy is retained, and heating costs are greatly reduced. With a low power consumption, the Hokkaido 401 is particularly cost-effective and energy-efficient to operate.