• PropTech Innovation Award 2018

    PropTech Innovation
    Award 2018

The Award

The international PropTech Innovation Award was initiated by Union Investment and German Tech Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC).

The competition draws in the most groundbreaking proptech solutions from around the globe. This year, company founders and young entrepreneurs from 28 countries worldwide have submitted their digital business ideas for the real estate sector. From 130 applications, the twelve best proptechs from around the world have been selected and invited to pitch their ideas in Berlin.

130 applications from 28 countries
12 finalists from Europe and the US
 
40,000 € prize money

The Winners

At the 2018 PropTech Innovation Award ceremony the Dutch company Physee was awarded as the most innovative PropTech of the year. Physee has developed the first and only, fully transparent electricity and data generating windows that increase the energy efficiency and user experience of buildings. HiP Interactive Property was honored for its ground-breaking platform that re-thinks the way real estate assets are bought, sold, collateralised and interacted with. Ranking in third place Spaceti, headquartered in Prague, convinced the jury with its technology for digitising buildings based on the principles of indoor location.

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    FIRST PLACE: Physee, Netherlands
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    SECOND PLACE: HiP Interactive Property, Great Britain
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    THIRD PLACE: Spaceti, Czech Republic

The Atmosphere

More than 300 guests from PropTech start-ups and real estate grown-ups came together in Berlin and met in one of the coolest event location of the vibrant German capital: Säälchen near Berlin Ostbahnhof station. After a key-note and a panel discussion there were two rounds of pitches. Finally the jury named three winners and invited all guests to an informal networking evening.

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    The arena of the PropTech Innovation Award 2018
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    More than 300 guests joined the event.
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    Ole Tillmann was the host of the award show.
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    Jens Wilhelm from Union Investment welcomed the guests.
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    Claire Penny (IBM Watson IOT) presenting her key note "Let's put AI to work in our buildings"
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    Claire Penny (IBM Watson IOT), Prof. Dr. Stephan Bone-Winkel (BEOS) and Jörn Stobbe (Union Investment) took part in the panel discussion.
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    Breaks in the event program created space for networking.
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    Sunny weather, great pitches and a room full of ideas and innovation: perfect conditions for the PropTech Innovation Award 2018.
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    Physee pitching on stage
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    Hawa Dawa presenting its solution of making air pollution in cities visible
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    Kai Peeters, founder of HiP Interactive Property, pitching his solution
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    PropTech events and social media belong together. Many guests were shooting pictures and sharing posts on their channels.
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    The expert jury paid a special attention to the pitches and nominated six finalists after the first round.
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    Jury members from left to right: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schäfers (IREBS), Maurice Grassau (Architrave), Jörn Stobbe (Union Investment)
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    In the second round the six finalists were critically checked by the jury members, e.g. Marteen Vermeulen FRICS, RICS Regional Managing Director Europe.
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    Benjamin Rohé, Managing Director of GTEC, was also a member of the Jury and brought in his start-up expertise
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    After the pitches the finalists waited for the jury vote.
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    The audience stayed relaxed and were entertained by the second round of pitches.
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    After the second round of pitches the audience was speculating who would win the awards 2018.
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    Tension is rising: who are the winners?
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    A look backstage: After some hard discussions the jury was happy to have defined the winners.
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    When the winners were announced real estate grown-ups applauded both the winners and all 12 finalists in Berlin.
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    All finalists, jury members and speakers of the PropTech Innovation Award 2018 on stage
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    Well deserved: every finalist received a trophy
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    Säälchen in Berlin, home of the PropTech Innovation Award 2018

The Finalists

The jury invited twelve finalists in six categories representing fields where digitisation will probably have the strongest impact for the real estate industry in the upcoming years. These categories are 01 property management sercives, 02 smart building & sensor technology, 03 new work, 04 energy and construction, 05 smart data and 06 visionary. (click on the logos for more information)

Category 01: Property Management Services

Asseti

Assetti is a digital property asset management solution for asset management professionals which gives an insight into the real performance of all properties at a glance.
https://assetti.pro/

PAVE

Pave was founded in 2017 by a team of AI-researchers, construction experts and startup professionals with the aim to digitize and automate construction execution.
https://www.pavegroup.de/

Category 02: Smart Building & Sensor Technology

Spaceti

Spaceti is the technology for digitising buildings based on the principles of indoor location.
https://spaceti.com/

Sensorberg

Taking access to the building as a starting point, interactive solutions extend to include meeting room reservations and employee / visitor management.
https://www.sensorberg.com/

Category 03: New Work

cowork.io

Millenials, digitization, flexibility, entrepreneurship, … The nature of work is changing! New needs and behaviors are emerging. Workers need flexible, intelligent and connected workspaces.
https://cowork.io/

Office app

Office App is the tenant engagement app for professionals in office buildings. We bring together all functionalities and services you have, or would like, in an office building, and integrate them on a single mobile platform.
http://www.getofficeapp.com/

Category 04: Energy & Construction

BIM systems

The company is the leading specialist for Building Information Modelling (BIM), a process for creating & managing information on a construction project across the project life cycle.
http://bimsystems.de/

Physee

We have developed the first and only, fully transparent electricity and data generating windows that increase the energy efficiency and user experience of buildings.
http://www.physee.eu/

Category 05: Smart Data

HawaDawa

Hawa Dawa’s mission is to enhance our everyday decision-making with the use of environmental data. Digital maps of air quality & noise can change the way we move within our cities, manage our traffic, guide investment in our property & find ideal real estate.
https://www.hawadawa.com/

PriceHubble

We aggregate a wide variety of data, run big data analytics, heavily leveraging machine learning / AI methodology, and build a suite of digital valuation, prediction and data tools for B2B2C and B2B participants of global real estate markets.
https://pricehubble.com/

Category 06: Visionary

PassivDom

PassivDom – innovative company that reinvents the house with the purpose to design and build homes that fit the future.
https://passivdom.com/

HIP

HiP delivers solutions that allow investors and property owners to leverage the liquidity currently locked-up in real estate.
https://www.hip.property/

The Jury

In line with the high professional standard of the competition, the jury for the PropTech Innovation Award 2018 comprises experts from a range of disciplines and with a strong international Background.

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    Claire Penny, IBM WATSON IOT Member of the leadership team
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    Jörn Stobbe FRICS, Union Investment Real Estate, COO and Managing Director
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    Benjamin Rohé, GTEC Managing Director
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    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schäfers, IREBS, Prof. of Real Estate Management
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    Christian Schulz-Wulkow, Ernst & Young Real Estate Managing Partner
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    Maurice Grassau, Architrave CEO
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    Nikolas Samios, PropTech 1 Ventures / Cooperativa Venture Group, Founder and Managing Partner
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    Judy Seebus, Property EU, Group editor in chief
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    Maarten Vermeulen FRICS, RICS Regional Managing Director

The Partners

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