Search company, investor...
Nanogence company logo



Grant - II | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$2.93M | 2 yrs ago

Mosaic Score
The Mosaic Score is an algorithm that measures the overall financial health and market potential of private companies.

+10 points in the past 30 days

About Nanogence

Nanogence is developing a special additive for sustainable construction and economics.

Headquarters Location

EPFL Innovation Park, Building C

Lausanne, 1015,


Missing: Nanogence's Product Demo & Case Studies

Promote your product offering to tech buyers.

Reach 1000s of buyers who use CB Insights to identify vendors, demo products, and make purchasing decisions.

Missing: Nanogence's Product & Differentiators

Don’t let your products get skipped. Buyers use our vendor rankings to shortlist companies and drive requests for proposals (RFPs).

Expert Collections containing Nanogence

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Nanogence is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Advanced Materials.


Advanced Materials

1,275 items

Startups developing new or improved materials (chemicals, alloys, etc.) that provide physical or functional advantages to basic materials.


Construction Tech

861 items

Companies using technology to improve processes in the construction industry.

Latest Nanogence News

Swiss Firm Develops New Concrete Additive : PaintSquare News

Oct 1, 2020

Swiss Firm Develops New Concrete Additive Thursday, January 5, 2017 A startup firm associated with a Swiss university says its newly developed additive can help to control many properties of concrete, leading to harder material that's slower to deteriorate. Kumar Abhishek, a doctoral student at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, in Lausanne, Switzerland, is CEO of Nanogence, a company with reported patents on a new, inorganic additive for concrete that it says can reduce the amount of concrete needed on a project, while extending a structure’s life. © 2016 EPFL Kumar Abhishek, a doctoral student at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, in Lausanne, Switzerland, is CEO of Nanogence, a company with patents on a new, inorganic additive for concrete. Abhishek performed research on the nanoscopic structure of concrete as part of his thesis work, according to EPFL. Using this concrete knowledge, he developed the additive, the chemical nature of which is a proprietary secret. The company says the single additive could take the place of a number of additives currently used to affect cure time and texture. Fighting Carbonation As the additive is inorganic, Abhishek says it can eliminate carbonation issues associated with carbon-based cement additives. Carbonation can lead to moisture infiltrating concrete and deterioration, as well as corrosion of the rebar that often reinforces structural concrete. Abhishek also says the additive creates harder concrete, which he notes could help reduce the amount of concrete needed to build a given structure. Abhishek is reportedly in talks with two European concrete producers to work on an additive specifically for white concrete, used in interior design, and is also working on an additive to help boost the insulative properties of concrete. “The idea is to eventually develop prefabricated elements that combine longevity with good thermal insulation,” he said. “Over 40 percent of energy worldwide is used for construction. Rethinking construction materials will hopefully enable us to reduce this usage.” Nanogence has been funded partly by grants from the European Venture Program and the Academia-Industry Program, as well as an Innogrant and an Enable grant , through EPFL.

Nanogence Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is Nanogence's headquarters?

    Nanogence's headquarters is located at EPFL Innovation Park, Building C, Lausanne.

  • What is Nanogence's latest funding round?

    Nanogence's latest funding round is Grant - II.

  • How much did Nanogence raise?

    Nanogence raised a total of $2.93M.

  • Who are the investors of Nanogence?

    Investors of Nanogence include EIC Accelerator , Venture Kick, MassChallenge and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne.

  • Who are Nanogence's competitors?

    Competitors of Nanogence include Carbon Limit, H2 Green Steel, FibreCoat, JSW Cement, ceEntek, Allium Engineering, Saferock, Augmenta, Carbon Crusher, ecoworks and 34 more.

Compare Nanogence to Competitors


GreenVibe develops IoT technology for the construction industry, utilizing cloud base data analytics to enhance process efficiency. It creates smart sensors that monitor the strength, temperature, humidity, and conductance of concrete in real-time. After the construction is done, the system will continue to monitor the structural health of the building.

Sustainer Homes Logo
Sustainer Homes

Sustainer Homes designs and builds sustainable homes, cottages and offices based on modular timber and recycled materials. The modular construction makes it easy and affordable to create a Sustainer Home that meets all your needs. For traditional buildings use a lot of resources and energy-intensive materials, such as concrete and steel. Sustainer Homes applies Cradle-2-Cradle principles applied in all their designs. During its life cycle is a Sustainer Home is more environmentally friendly and produces less than 10% of the CO2 emissions of a regular house - with at least the same level of comfort, luxury, and design.

Spectalite Logo

Spectalite has discovered ways to use the benefits of bamboo to address some of the modern day challenges like light-weighting and cost-competitiveness. Spectalite manufactures bamboo fiber composite materials, suitable for making products such as automotive interiors, houseware, consumer goods, construction, kids toys, and packaging.


Coveris specializes in the design and construction of glazed facades and architectural glass windows and roofing.


Fortera develops carbon-negative cement and aims to reverse global warming and ocean acidification by trapping the greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide in the built environment. The Fortera Recarb process re-carbonates Calcium Oxide without losing its cementitious properties. The result is a cementitious mineral that is rich in CO2.

Ecovative Design

Ecovative Design is a biomaterials company that provides sustainable alternatives to plastics and polystyrene foams for packaging, building materials, and other applications by using mushroom technology. It was founded in 2007 and is based in Green Island, New York.

Discover the right solution for your team

The CB Insights tech market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on vendors, products, partnerships, and patents to help your team find their next technology solution.

Request a demo

CBI websites generally use certain cookies to enable better interactions with our sites and services. Use of these cookies, which may be stored on your device, permits us to improve and customize your experience. You can read more about your cookie choices at our privacy policy here. By continuing to use this site you are consenting to these choices.