MaRS ClientBuiltSpace

CEO: Rick Rolston
Sector: Cleantech
Sub-sector: Energy IT and Smart Grid
Year founded: 2011

BuiltSpace brings people and systems together to operate buildings more efficiently. The company’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform provides collaboration, business process and building systems integration across building portfolios. BuiltSpace creates “virtual building” workspaces which link to each physical building within the portfolio with machine readable (QR) asset tags, providing a common platform to work from. Role-based security also provides needed access to the building management system.

The commercial real estate industry depends on a large number of operators, engineers, contractors, suppliers and service providers to operate, maintain and ultimately change buildings. BuiltSpace integrates business processes across these stakeholders into a single unified collaborative system and workflow. In October 2014, the IoT World Forum released The Internet of Things (IoT) Reference Model, which recognizes that that collaboration and business processes will be at the centre of the future of IoT. BuiltSpace is there today.