Snugr was created by 4INCH, a Belgian company that firmly believes new technologies can be used for more than gadgets and luxury products. They can make everyday life more pleasant for everyone and have a positive impact on the environment..
The two founder, are lifelong friends. Together, they have a deep knowledge of ICT and electronics.
In 2012, 4INCH joined NEST'up, a startup accelerator in Belgium similar to Techstars. A few months later, the company became a member of WSL, an incubator focusing on engineering sciences.
Snugr, the smart thermostat, is the company’s first product. It was developed for everyone who wants to make life more comfortable at home while cutting energy consumption. From a smartphone, tablet or computer anywhere in the world, users can easily instruct Snugr to adjust the temperature and create a heating schedule for each room.
Our solution uses the Peltier effect in order to harvest the required energy to remotely manage heaters, removing the need for wiring or batteries, making Snugr the ideal solution for energy-efficient renovation of existing buildings.
Since November 2020, we are proud to announce that Snugr was attributed the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label following an assessment performed by external independent experts and based on verified standards. It is thereby joining the #1000solutions challenge, an initiative by the Solar Impulse Foundation to select solutions that meet high standards in profitability and sustainability and present them to decision-makers to fast-track their implementation. To receive the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label, Snugr was thoroughly assessed by a pool of independent experts according to 5 criteria covering the three main topics of Feasibility, Environmental and Profitability. All labelled solutions are part of the #1000solutions portfolio that will be presented to decision-makers in business and government by Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation. The aim of this initiative is to encourage the adoption of more ambitious environmental targets and fast-track the implementation of these solutions on a large scale.