2009: Jorg Rijkschroeff starts developing his idea; energy efficient terrace heating in the shape of a cushion. After having designed the first prototype, Sit & Heat has taken many steps.


Idea Sit & Heat wins award of Ministry for Housing, Regional Development and the Environment.


Sit & Heat is supported by the kiEMT Foundation.


First pilot on terrace of Grand Café The Movies in Eindhoven.


Sit & Heat wins Jan Terlouw Innovation Award.


Sit & Heat gets innovation funding of PPM Oost and Rabobank.


Philips Stadium is the first one having Sit & Heat in its stadium.
Sit & Heat together with design Studio BOMM in Milan.
InnoEnergy participates in Sit & Heat Sports.


Sit & Heat gets an investment of €250.000.


Sit & Heat launches its new website.


Heracles Almelo and K.v.v. Quick Boys are the first with Sit & Heat heated business seats.

It is our goal to provide half the world with Sit & Heat

In the course of time Sit & Heat has won several awards and has been supported by various organizations.

Ministry for Housing, Regional Development and the Environment

The first idea won € 10.000,-. The Ministry’s goal was to stimulate alternatives for current terrace heating.

Sustainable Eindhoven Foundation

In cooperation with the Sustainable Eindhoven Foundation we experienced the first pilot on the terrace of Grand Cafe de Movies in Eindhoven and in the Philips Soccer Stadium.

kiEMT Foundation

From the beginning the kiEMT Foundation has been involved in our project. The KiEMT Foundation supports and coaches us. Besides, the KiEMT Foundation has supplied the first pre-seed means.

Sprout Top 25

In 2013 Jorg Rijkschroeff was listed in the Top 25 of Sprout entrepreneurs.

FD Gazellen

During the FD Awards Sit & Heat pitched as starter of the year in the region Gelderland-Overijssel.

Jan Terlouw Innovation Award

Sit & Heat won the Jan Terlouw Innovation Award with its first prototype. The Award is for the best innovation of East Netherlands

PPM Oost

Sit & Heat has been included in the program Gelderland for Innovations by PPM Oost.


The Rabobank Innovation Fund has granted Sit & Heat a loan allowing us to further develop Sit & Heat.


The regional technology network of RNCT has assisted in further developing Sit & Heat.

New Venture Business Competition

Sit & Heat was the winner of round one, two and of the public award. This award has been won thanks to our Business Plan.

Ben & Jerry’s Join Our Core

Sit & Heat was finalist in London during Join Our Core, Business Competition for Social Enterprises.

Shell Livewire

Sit & Heat was finalist during the Shell Livewire Awards 2012


InnoEnergy participates in Sit & Heat Sports. Together with InnoEnergy we are developing a new technology. Besides, it assists Sit & Heat in creating and monitoring intellectual property.

SME Innovation Top 100

More than 300 entrepreneurs registered to obtain a spot in the Innovation Top 100. We are proud of reaching the 52 place!