Of that first Rise batch, MAPIQ was among the businesses most challenged by COVID-19. Through its smart office platform, Mapiq gives people control over their work environment: from light and temperature settings to finding colleagues and choosing available places to meet or work. With the help of a sprawling sensor network and WiFi, MAPIQ could share a real-time overview on what’s happening in the building. And to top it all off, all this data would feed back into MAPIQ’s analytics portal, allowing employers to see how people use the office. This way, management can successfully tailor the workplace to their employees’ needs.
MAPIQ built an impressive client list in a short space of time – Sander was working with huge multinationals like Deloitte, Engie, Unilever, and PricewaterhouseCoopers to design the digital offices of the future. But when the pandemic struck, those office blocks were suddenly empty. That presented a real problem for a business that was based around busy, fully functioning office spaces.