5th PropTech Innovation Award and Summit

With more than 830 proptechs taking part since the competition was launched in 2017, the PropTech Innovation Award is one of the world’s biggest platforms for bringing together tech companies and the real estate industry. This year we received 180 applicants from 40 countries and are now going into the evaluation phase of finding the most innovative top 15 PropTech Startups who will present their ideas and business concepts live at the PropTech Innovation Summit 2021 - Online Edition.

Make sure you save the date of the Summit, 23rd of June, and sign up below to be part.


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PropTech Innovation Summit 2021
Online Edition
June 23rd, 2021
10 am to 6 pm

About the PropTech Innovation Summit 2021

On 23 June, the fifth PropTech Innovation Summit will again provide a forum for sharing insights around digital business models for the real estate sector, with the best 15 proptechs out of the 180 entrants presenting their ideas and business concepts live.

The all-day online event, which will be livestreamed from Hamburg, will be centred around five themed sessions focusing on the competition’s five categories. The 75-minute 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. The increased networking we want to achieve with established and new partners and through ongoing development of the PropTech Innovation Award gives tech companies enhanced access to industry players.

<span><span lang="EN-GB">"With 180 submissions from 40 countries, our international startup competition has generated a response that typifies the revitalised entrepreneurial spirit and creativity being displayed by proptechs despite the coronavirus crisis."</span></span>

"With 180 submissions from 40 countries, our international startup competition has generated a response that typifies the revitalised entrepreneurial spirit and creativity being displayed by proptechs despite the coronavirus crisis."

Christoph Holzmann, COO of Union Investment Real Estate GmbH

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"The pandemic is proving to be an accelerator of new business models and technologies, rather than triggering a start-up crisis as many had expected. The opportunities for generating and leveraging synergies between startups and established companies have never been greater than they are today."

Maria Gross, Managing Director at GERMANTECH


Key Dates

Lauch of fourth edition

5th Edition Launch

The application period of the Proptech Innovation Award 2021 started.

 

Deadline for applications

Deadline for Applications

Entries were to be submitted by March 31, 2021.

Announcement of finalists

Announcement of Finalists

Union Investment and GERMANTECH choose the top 25 (five finalists from each of the five categories). From these the Jury chooses the top 15 (three finalists from each category).
 

PropTech Innovation Summit

PropTech Innovation Summit - Online Edition

Three category finalists will then actively partake at the PropTech Innovation Summit, planned as an online or hybrid Event and compete to win!


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


About the Proptech Innovation Award 2021

The globe continues to face challenges and by looking into the future, Union Investment and GERMANTECH, has announced the 5th PropTech Innovation Award and Summit under the motto "Accelerating the Real Estate Evolution”. We want to enable the most innovative startups to showcase their work in five new categories that have been identified as key in continuously developing the real estate sector. The competition features prize money of up to EUR 40,000.

The five categories:

Future Proof Office Spaces

Does your solution help building owners to reduce costs or efforts, stay relevant, attractive, flexible and modern to support and cater to the needs of the new generation of office tenants? Could it be in alignment with the increased requirements for healthier and more hygienic workplace concepts? Also considering flexibility, rent terms and fit-out?

Supporting Real Estate Value Chains

Does your solution digitalize and optimize processes, speed of valuation, automation and decision making? How does it ensure quality, accuracy and clarity of data in real estate asset management and transactions?

Re:Create Retail

Does your solution support location-based retailers in times of e-commerce, challenges of temporary restrictions, reduced numbers of walk-in customers, changing consumer behaviour, and changing demographics? How can retail spaces be re-used, re-arranged or re-thought?

New Concepts for Urban Living

Does your solution add value to residential buildings, micro apartments and other living concepts to offer tenants a perfect experience while they are at their (temporary) home? How do you simplify communication, rental processes and/or maintenance for owners and increase individuality and flexibility?

Smart & Sustainable: Connected Cities and Buildings

Does your solution help building owners, operators and users solve the challenges of energy consumption and building efficiency due to the rise of regulatory demands and increased connectivity?


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Your contacts

Anna Yukiko Bickenbach
GERMANTECH
Event & Program Manager

+49 176 20202710

anna@german.tech

 

Manuela Vogel

Manuela Vogel
Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
Senior Marketing Manager

+4940349194317
manuela.vogel@union-investment.de