Accelerating the Real Estate Evolution

5th PropTech Innovation Summit - Online Edition -

The PropTech Innovation Award, together with its annual PropTech Innovation Summit, is one of world's most prominent property technology events with the tech industry joining the real estate industry. On June 23rd, the fifth PropTech Innovation Summit will again provide a forum for sharing insights around digital business models for the real estate sector.

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PropTech Innovation Summit 2021
Online Edition
June 23rd, 2021
10 am to 5 pm


The real estate sector is enjoying strong growth and has enormous innovation potential. Following a brief period of reorientation, the international tech community is responding accordingly, showing itself vibrant and ready for the next evolutionary step.

That is reflected in the entries to the PropTech Innovation Award, which is being held this year for the fifth time by Union Investment and GERMANTECH. With 180 submissions from 40 countries, the international start-up competition has generated a response that typifies the revitalised entrepreneurial spirit and creativity being displayed by proptechs despite the coronavirus crisis. Be part of the PropTech Innovation Summit, when the best 15 semi-finalists will present their ideas and business concepts live and vote for your favorite start-ups during the semi-finals.

The all-day online event will be centered around five themed sessions focusing on the competition’s five categories. The sessions will include the semi-final pitches and will each be led by a partner company. Bosch, The Class Foundation, Cushman & Wakefield, Drees & Sommer and iMallinvest are all strong partners whose formidable expertise will enrich the summit.

Together with you, we want to discuss and facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences. And - as the highlight of the day - crown the winners in the afternoon, who will receive prize money of 40,000 euros in total. You can look forward to innovative finalists, inspiring speakers and connecting with other like-minded real estate actors during a one of kind interactive PropTech Innovation Summit Online Edition.



The Semi-Finalists of the five Categories

Smart and Sustainable: Connected Cities and Buildings

Future Proof Office Spaces

Re:Create Retail

New Concepts for Urban Living

Supporting Real Estate Value Chains

The Jury

In line with the high professional standard of the competition, the jury for the PropTech Innovation Award 2021 comprises experts from a range of disciplines and with a strong international Background.

  • Andrew Knight
    Data & Tech, Thought Leadership & Analysis, RICS

  • Benjamin Rohé
    Founder and Chairman of the Board, GERMANTECH

  • Charme Rykower
    Senior Executive, Israeli-German Chamber of Commerce

  • Dr. Christoph Holzmann
    COO, Union Investment Real Estate GmbH

  • Dr. Claudia Nagel
    CEO and Founder at High Rise Ventures GmbH, Founder of Kiwi.KI Gmbh, Board Member of Immofemme e.G., Professor at bbw University

  • Franziska Teubert
    Managing Director at Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V.

  • Sam Anders
    COO, Physee

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Manuela Vogel

Manuela Vogel
Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
Senior Marketing Manager