The Company

EcoWise was founded in 2016 in London, United Kingdom for the delivery of close to market digital services developed by Ekodenge (ekodenge.com). EcoWise builds upon 24 years of experience in consultancy, research and engineering services, shaped around the vision of environmental sustainability, circularity and related EU policy.

Ecowise’s ambition is to improve sustainability in urban ecosystems by continuing to develop smart analytics and cloud-based software solutions. The company’s expertise covers building energy management, environmental impact accounting, construction and demolition, urban metabolism, life cycle analysis, and circularity assessment. EcoWise has a wide cooperation network, serving customers such as framework organisations, public & governmental bodies and private enterprises.

Vision & Values

We seek solutions and strategies that minimize the urban and industrial footprint with holistic life cycle thinking. EcoWise takes advantage of information technologies in order to deliver convenient, innovative, cost-effective and applicable digital solutions for circularity and sustainability.

Our Team

Emre Yontem

Emre Yontem

Director & Chief Technology Officer

Emre is a senior expert in energy and environment focused data analytics, modelling, digital twin architectures and decision support services. He holds a master’s degree in Information Technologies and has been working as a technical expert and coordinator in international research and consultancy projects in both Turkey and the UK for a number of years. He is the CTO and director of EcoWise and sits on the Ekodenge board.

Dr. Rembrandt Koppelaar

Dr. Rembrandt Koppelaar

Research and Innovation Lead

Rembrandt is a senior expert in Economics, Modelling (agent-based and optimisation), environmental material/product assessment, and techno-economic analysis for investors. He holds a PhD degree from Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy and is experienced in leading work packages in large EU projects. He also has published two books and several articles about the future of energy, materials, society, technology, and the circular economy.

Dr. Daniela Melandri

Dr. Daniela Melandri

Strategy & Development Lead

Daniela is a Senior Expert in business strategy, international funding, business development. She is also an expert on International/EU affairs at institutional levels focused on urban landscape and city councils. Daniela is a visiting professor for four EU universities (IT, UK, GR, ES), Regular Visitor Lecturer at Rome’s Tor Vegata University and at Brunel University (UK) in sustainable building and sustainable urbanisation.

Seda Yontem

Seda Yontem

Architecture Lead

Seda is the Lead Architect at Ecowise and is an expert on sustainable building design. Seda has more than 18 years of professional experience in applied architecture and project management focusing on energy-efficient and environmentally friendly buildings and cities and on research and innovation projects funded by EU, UNDP and WB in EU, China, Vietnam and Azerbaijan. She is also the founder and manager of Ekodenge’s architecture group in Turkey.

Can Olcek

Can Olcek

Software Product Lead

Can is a senior expert developing products and generating product requirements based on Ekodenge’s core technologies. He is the Software Product Lead at EcoWise and has more than 15 years of experience in IT market from defense to gaming industry. He holds a MSc degree in computer engineering from METU and is currently a PhD candidate in Neuroscience.

Jessica Clifton

Jessica Clifton

Research Assistant

Jessica is an expert in economics, urban planning and decision support software for environmental sustainability. She holds an MSc Environment and Sustainable Development from UCL and has a background in economics and mathematics. She has worked on over four large EU funded projects and supported proposal writing for both UK and EU tenders.

Piers Larkman

Piers Larkman

Research Assistant

Piers is an expert in data collection, data management and processing. He holds a Master’s degree in physics from The University of Manchester. He has worked on a number of research projects in different sectors on both UK and EU scale. His focus at EcoWise in is on facilitating the development of digital solutions aimed at realised sustainability goals