PropTech Startup Europe Awards 2024

The 6th edition of the PropTech Startup & Scale-Up Europe Awards will be live from February 01st 2024! Showcase your breakthrough solutions and drive the future of real estate innovation.

About

PropTech Startup Europe Awards 2024

The PropTech StartUp & Scale-up Europe Awards 2024 is part of StartUp Europe an initiative promoted and supported by of the European Commission, and implemented by the European PropTech Association alongside Finnova Foundation. It is 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.

Awards

Timeline

1st of February until 15th of August 2024

Submit your application

Submit your application in one of the categories and become one of the driving startups within the EU.

15th of June until 20th of August 2024

Rating by jury members

Our professional jury will rate the projects in one of the respective categories. The jury is composed of industry experts across Europe and by the board members of European Prop Tech Association.

17th of September & 18th of September 2024

Semi-Final & Final: Pitching Session in Brussels

The shortlisted startups will be invited to a live-pitch session in Brussels for Realty 2024, the Belgian Real Estate Summit.

18th of September 2024

Announcement of the winners.

PropTech Startup & Scaleup Europe Awards Ceremony, Brussels. Two final winners will be selected by our judges - One Startup & One Scale-Up will be crowned this year's winner.

2024 Categories

Track 1

Finance and Invest (including ESG)

The start of any real estate project, the selection of the site, the investment and financing phase.

  • New financing models
  • Technologies enabling a better decision making in where to build, how to build
  • New investment models
  • Technologies assisting in integrating ESG factors and Sustainability requirements from the conception phase

Design & Build (Including Raw Materials)

The design of the buildings, the execution of the construction works, up to the handover of the buildings. Also includes new materials for construction.

  • Technologies enabling faster and more accurate designs, using AI
  • Solutions reducing costs during the construction process
  • Technologies allowing to build faster and more accurate

Market and Transact

Commercialization of buildings: bringing the building to the market and prepare and execute transactions

  • Solutions bringing the asset faster to the market
  • Technologies enabling faster and more secure transactions
  • Solutions reducing the costs of commercialization
  • Technologies automating the valuation of assets

Manage & Operate

Management of buildings, as operator, property manager, facility manager, asset manager.

  • Technologies assisting in data capturing, or ESG reporting or increasing the sustainable impact
  • Solutions enhancing cybersecurity capabilities
  • Technologies for CO2 capture and storage

Live and Work

New technology, or service (access controls, air quality monitoring, community management solutions) impacting the end-user experience.

  • Solutions for access controls and security
  • Solutions for air quality monitoring
  • Community management solutions
  • Solutions for an inclusive living and working environment

Space

Integration of space-enabled technologies into business applications and services

  • Solutions to monitor GhG emissions of assets
  • Solutions enabling material analysis of a building via satellites
  • Technologies to detect areas of building risks
  • Technologies to prevent flooding or fires

Why Apply

Prize award of 10.000 €

Prize award of 10.000 €

Prize award of 10.000 euro in services

Coaching to apply for EU funding programs such as Horizon 2020, SME instrument

Coaching to apply for EU funding programs such as Horizon 2020, SME instrument

Get coaching, support and advice from our in-house team to apply for subsidies in various EU funding programs.

European Recognition

European Recognition

Be recognized by the European Commission and top investors as the most promising PropTech startup or Scale-Up of Europe in your category and ultimately as the most innovative European PropTech Start-up or Scale-Up 2024.

Be listed on PropTech House

Be listed on PropTech House

Become listed on PropTech House, and use PropTech House to consolidate your startup (apply to an accelerator, apply for funding, execute a M&A...)

Access to Work space

Access to Work space

Free access to the workspace of the EU PropTech House at Workero in Brussels during 1 year.

Privileged access Investors and Subsidy

Privileged access Investors and Subsidy

Privileged access to investors & Advice on subsidy opportunities

Criteria

Based on the principles of the New European Bauhaus (NEB): “Beautiful, Sustainable, Together”, the applicants will be evaluated by 70 C-level executives from the real estate and construction industry, based on the following criteria.

Consideration will be given to how solutions and projects practically interact with the most recent regulations such as SFDR, CSRD, EPBD, CSDDD, ESRS…

Standards for Evaluation

Does the solution have a positive & measurable impact?

Aligns with the overall IMPACT aspect of the Awards. Rate the environmental, societal or governance impact. Take into account elements such as:

  • Tons of avoided GhG
  • Tons of avoided raw material or tons of raw material reused
  • People with enabled access to affordable house, transports and other spaces
  • Reduced vulnerability to water hazard (flooding, scarcity)
  • Reduced vulnerability to temperature hazard (heat, cold, fire)
  • Net Promotor Score for citizens (qualitative)

Sustainability

Aligns with the NEB ethos of “sustainable”. Rate the degree of sustainability of the solution. Take into account elements such as:

  • Materials (and their origin) and component selection
  • Energy consumption reduction, carbon emissions reduction, sustainable energy
  • Extraction, production and transportation of materials
  • End of life strategy
  • Reduced vulnerability to temperature hazard (heat, cold, fire)
  • Beyond the lifecycle strategy (deserves a high score if the solution is focused on this element)

Team skills and composition

Take into account elements such as:

  • Diversity (gender, race, …)
  • Technical, commercial and financial expertise matches the company needs?
  • Talent recruitment and retention capacities
  • Corporate culture building

Potential Problem-Solving

Aligns with the NEB aspects of “beautiful, sustainable, together ”. Is the company solving a real problem with a solution having a product-market fit? Take into account elements such as:

  • Significant pain points clearly identified?
  • Target markets clearly identified?
  • Customer needs confirmed?
  • Capable of adapting to evolution / changes in the problem?

Technological / technical innovation

Is the startup/scale-up considered a business innovator by its model? Take into account elements such as:

  • Clear defined and articulated strategy
  • USPs
  • Realistic financial plan

Sponsorship Opportunities

The PropTech & Contech Startup Europe Awards is largest competition in Europe in its kind.

The jury is composed of 70 professional jury members from the real estate and construction industry, as well as professionals of the EU Institutions.

The Awards are supported and promoted by the European Commission, by the President of the European Parliament, the President of the European Committee of the Regions, the Vice-President of the European Economic and Social Committee and several members from the European Parliament.

You have the opportunity to sponsor the Awards and contribute to creating visibility for all participants. At the same time, it shows your company’s determination to support innovation and to enable the participants

Become a Jury and/or Sponsor

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