We are entering the final weeks for EU PropTech startups and scale-ups to submit their application for the brand new PropTech StartUp and ScaleUp Europe Awards 2019, supported and promoted by the European Commission, Finnova Foundation and Workero, supported by the President of the European Parliament, the President of the Committee of the Regions, the Vice-President of the Economic and Social Committee and several members from the European Parliament.
The 50 shortlisted start-ups and scale-ups (ten per category) will be announced on April 5 and will be invited to a live-pitch session on May 4 in Brussels before the 50 jury members. The final ceremony for the Awards will be held in June 2020 at MIPIM PropTech in Paris.
The jury is composed of industry experts from across Europe and of the national members of PropTech House. Judging procedures will run from February 15 until March 31, 2020.
You will be judged by some CEOs and decision-makers of some of the industry’s most prominent players. Joining us are Adel Yahia (IMMOBEL), Davy Demunyck (ION), Alex Lorette (Proximus), Laurent Calonne (Banimmo), David Brush and Fernando Ferrero Cantan (Merlin Properties), Cristina Garcia Peri (Azora), Laura Barosso (Instituto de Valoraciones), Hamzah Shamma (Savills Aguirre Newman), Norbert Schotte (VORM), Roy De Bruyne (De Installatie Adviseur), Seth Halkes (ISS Facility), Micha Reusen (Bouwinvest), Jan Van Noordenne (Merin), Jaap van der Bijl (Altarea Vastgoed), Adrian Erimescu (Imobilaire), Alexandru Bogdan (ROCA X), Christian Negruitu (Sparking Capital), Alexandru Boghui (CBRE), Alberto Bellini (Pirelli RE Agency), Filippo-Maria Carbonari (Aeroporto di Roma), Anders Stenbäck (YIT), Risto Kankaanpää (Pontos), Ray Lindberg (CBRE), Sarah Sipilä (KPMG), George Halachev (bilid), Lyubomir Iliev (TechRoom), Deyan Evlogiev (AECO Space and Chaos Group), Plamen Popov (Safehouse), Jean-Nicolas Montrieux (INOWAI), Thibault Chollet (Deloitte), Stéphane Merlet (Panhard Luxembourg SAS), Mark Harré and Gregory Brenninkmeyer (SIGNA), Chrystèle Marchand (Kaufman and Broad), Florent Pitoun (IDEAL Groupe), Olivier Colcombet (DIGIT RE Group), Nantes Saint-Nazaire Développement, Jean Collet (Unibail Westfield Rodamco), Philippe Boyer (Convivio), Grzegorz Strutynski (Global Worth), Krzysztof Krzosek (Echo), Renata Hartle (Colliers Int), Michael Kozlowski (Gartner), Sander Scheurwater (RICS), Dominique Moerenhout (EPRA), Grigor Hadjiev (ALLIANZ), Emmanuelle Causse (UIPI), Christoffer Börjesson (Fastighetsägarna), Andreas Nordgren (SF Invest), Andreas Finnstedt (Schneider Electronics), Magnus Akerberg (Agermons AB) and Jan Berg (Bird & Bird).
This year’s PropTech StartUp and Scaleup Europe Awards is the second edition of the first European initiative to give visibility and support to the most promising start-ups and scale-ups in innovation in real estate.
This edition is destined for success, as all European PropTech networks are involved. They will actively support all the new start-ups and scale-ups in the field of innovation and disruptive transformation in the real estate sector.
Last year, we received applications from all over Europe, of which we selected 50 innovative PropTech start-ups to pitch at the semi-finals in Brussels, of which Sensoneo was elected as the overall winner, ahead of Mapple, Bepark, Sensorberg, Halio, Realiz3d, CAD.42, BuildSafe, and HomeBeat, during Mipim Paris. This Slovakian waste management start-up won thanks to its innovative solution for effective and efficient handling of waste. This year things will be slightly different.
Dirk Paelinck and Idriss Goossens (EU PropTech House) explain: “The launch of the second edition of the PropTech StartUp and ScaleUp Europe Awards is clearly a sign of a rising recognition by the European Commission of the importance and the huge potential of the innovative PropTech industry reshaping traditional real estate.
“We are now also engaged in two specific Pilots with the EC: the first one relates to the challenges/issues which our startups/Scale-ups face in a specific EU context, the second one is involved in the brand new ESCALAR program that is going to start in 2020 and is aimed at bridging the famous equity gaps currently hindering the growth of our starters.”
Professor Juanma Revuelta (Finnova Foundation): “Finnova, through the Startup and Scale-Up Europe Accelerator, is willing to provide information and orientation to start-ups and scale-ups providing disruptive innovations in the PropTech field as well as to the potential users of that innovation, such as big enterprises, Real Estate or the public sector seeking to innovate their management to reduce costs and improve their competitiveness.
The mission of the EU PropTech House is to act in liaison with the EU Commission, to scale-up cross-border collaboration, to facilitate access to EU Funding, to harmonise the fragmented European PropTech market, to create a legal framework adapted to new Tech and also a framework fostering innovation for RE professionals.
So, what’s new? This year, we have decided to invite scale-ups to compete for the awards. The most innovative scale-ups will be selected to compete in their competition of their own. You are a scale-up if you meet at least two of the following three conditions:
1. It must have been created five years ago, or more;
2. Must have a turnover of over 2 million;
3. Must be active in three geographical markets.
The PropTech StartUp and ScaleUp Europe Awards 2019 will have five subcategories in both categories: Invest, Market, Design and Build, Manage and Operate, Live and Work. As there can only be one winner in each category, all the subcategory winners will go head-to-head to determine the two overall winners of each category.
All European PropTech startups and scaleups are invited to submit their case until February 15, 2020 on the website of the EU PropTech House. Our professional jury will rate the projects.
The PropTech StartUp and ScaleUp Europe Awards is a brand new category within the StartUp and ScaleUp Europe Awards’ framework (22 categories), promoted by the European Commission and implemented by Finnova Foundation, which presents a prize methodology for start-ups and scale-ups at local, regional and national level, fostering open innovation and collaboration between the different actors of the European ecosystems, through the private-public partnership supporting new entrepreneurs.
Are you a European Proptech start-up or scale-up and do you have an innovative product that will change the way people manage property? Click here to apply for the second edition of the StartUp and ScaleUp Proptech Europe Awards 2019, promoted by the European Commission and implemented by the Finnova Foundation the EU PropTech House and Workero.