Innovative start-ups and scale-up companies participated in the Step Change 2023 event held in June 2023 at Nokia Arena, Tampere, Finland. Step Change 2023 was organized as a part of GPD Finland 2023. The event was introduced at Glass Performance Days (GPD) in 2017 as a way to develop and promote new innovations for the glass industry value chain.
IR Dynamics, Inc. is a technology company established in 2014 that has been developing a solution to make windows more energy efficient using thermochromic nanoparticle technology to control solar heat gain. The company has succeeded in developing a high-performance, low-cost coating for glass that will reduce heating and cooling costs in residential and commercial buildings.
IR Dynamics technology can also be used in energy-efficiency window films to retrofit existing windows. Lowering the cost to heat and cool buildings while reducing CO2 emissions is the goal of this technology.