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Smart Solutions for a sustainable value chain

The PropTech Innovation Summit goes into the next round – this year we have received over 200 applications and we are thrilled to present the best 15 startups in the PropTech sector to an exclusive audience on 27th September 2022 live in Berlin.

A renowned Jury will determine the winners who will get an investment of the GERMANTECH Innovation Funds of up to 100.000€ and access to the platform of experts from all areas of the real estate value chain!

Ready to join us for an exciting live event in Berlin?
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PropTech Innovation Summit 2022

The pitches and the award ceremony will take place on 27th September 2022 at the Proptech Innovation Summit 2022 in Berlin, Säälchen.

We are more than happy to welcome you back to one of Berlin’s most beautiful event locations. We will be able to meet, talk and make connections in real life again – let’s celebrate the achievements of the last few years but especially the innovations that are yet to come!

PropTech Innovation Award 2019, Keynote

The Agenda

3 PM


 

OPENING

3:30 PM


 

START

Introduction by the moderator Martin Kloss and introduction of the PropTechs, the Jury and the Pitches.

3:45 PM


 

CATEGORY 1: PITCHES

Smart planning

4:06 PM


 

CATEGORY 2: PITCHES

Sustainable (Re)Construction Building

4:30 PM


 

BREAK

5:00 PM


 

CATEGORY 3: PITCHES

Responsible Use & Management

5:24 PM


 

PANEL

5:54 PM


 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE TOP5

Followed by a Q&A with the semi-finalists

6:30 PM


 

ENTERTAINMENT

7:00 PM


 

WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

7:10 PM


 

CLOSING WORDS

Followed by Networking & Drinks

PropTech Innovation Summit – LIVE
Berlin, 27th September 2022

About this year’s Award

Union Investment, Townscape and GERMANTECH are organizing the international PropTech Innovation Award for the sixth time at the PropTech Innovation Summit taking place on 27th September 2022.

In the last few years the PropTech Innovation Summit has created an international network that allows young tech companies to access and invigorate the real estate innovation sector. For many non-German startups, applying to the PropTech Innovation Award with its strong integrated network and professional audience, is key to entering the German real estate market.

This year, the circle of organizers will be expanded to include the Berlin-based project developer Townscape. The additional partner expands the PropTech innovation ecosystem and offers PropTechs further contacts and access to additional areas of the real estate value chain.

For 2022 we have identified not only the most creative and innovative solutions, but also the ones with an substantial sustainable impact mastering the ESG challenges in the real estate sector.

At the Summit we proudly present the TOP 5 in each of the three categories:

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Smart Planning

We look for solutions that support processes that take place BEFORE the actual construction. Here, we look for concepts that help to plan greener, smarter and more resource-efficient, while taking social aspects into account!

  • Integrated and smart planning tools
  • 3D modeling
  • Building information modeling
  • Tendering platforms & accelerated approval procedures
  • Access to local resources
  • Planning Processes
  • Site analysis
  • Structural inventory
  • Scenario analysis e.g. for investment processes
  • Innovative location usage concepts
  • And other ideas fitting this part of the value chain
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Sustainable (Re)Construction & Building

We will keep building. And we know that we will have to convert existing buildings to make them more sustainable and future proof. Do you support these upcoming challenges? Then this category is for you!

  • Taxonomy / ESG
  • Modular Construction
  • Sustainable & minimal invasive reconstruction
  • Minimal efforts maximal results
  • Construction Robots
  • Renewable / Recyclable Materials & Insulation Systems
  • Risk management tools
  • Digital support for circular buildings
  • Innovative energy concepts
  • Construction site planning & management software
  • Circular Economy of building materials / debris platforms
  • And other ideas fitting this part of the value chain
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Responsible Use & Management

The usage of buildings changed – and will change even more in the future. To make letting, renting, managing, using and living more sustainable we are looking for your solutions in this category!

  • Smart facility & office management
  • Investment management
  • Digital asset management
  • Sensoric solutions
  • Letting tools
  • Community tools
  • AI & Big Data in Real Estate Management
  • Personal needs, health, habits & environmental factors
  • Smart process optimization
  • Environmental & social impact of buildings
  • And other ideas fitting this part of the value chain

The Jury of the PropTech Innovation Award 2022

Dr. Christoph Holzmann, COO, Union Investment Real Estate GmbH, Philipp Janssen, Managing Partner, Townscape, PropTech Innovation Award 2022

Dr. Christoph Holzmann

COO, Union Investment

Philipp Janssen, Managing Partner, Townscape, PropTech Innovation Award 2022

Philipp Janssen

Managing Partner, Townscape

Benjamin Rohé, Founder and Chairman of the Board, GERMANTECH, Philipp Janssen, Managing Partner, Townscape, PropTech Innovation Award 2022

Benjamin Rohé

Founder & Chairman of the Board, GERMANTECH

Dr. Stefan Plesser, Managing Director, Synavision, Head of quality management and digitization, TU Braunschweig, Philipp Janssen, Managing Partner, Townscape, PropTech Innovation Award 2022

Dr. Stefan Plesser

Managing Director, synavision / Head of quality management and digitization, TU Braunschweig

Tina Paillet, Senior Vice President, RICS and Co-Founder, Circotrade

Tina Paillet

Senior Vice President, RICS & Co-Founder, Circotrade

Dr. Christoph Holzmann, COO, Union Investment Real Estate GmbH, Philipp Janssen, Managing Partner, Townscape, PropTech Innovation Award 2022

Dan Gildoni

CEO & Co-Founder, PlaceSense

Philipp Janssen, Managing Partner, Townscape, PropTech Innovation Award 2022

Stefanie Frensch

CSR Committee Chairwoman & Executive Board, ZIA / Supervisory Board, Becker & Kries Unternehmensgruppe

Benjamin Rohé, Founder and Chairman of the Board, GERMANTECH, Philipp Janssen, Managing Partner, Townscape, PropTech Innovation Award 2022

Nicole Büttner

CEO & Co-Founder, Merantix

Dr. Stefan Plesser, Managing Director, Synavision, Head of quality management and digitization, TU Braunschweig, Philipp Janssen, Managing Partner, Townscape, PropTech Innovation Award 2022

Marcus Börner

CEO & Founder, OptioPay

Dan Gildoni, CEO and Co-Founder, PlaceSense

Dan
Gildoni

CEO & Co-Founder, PlaceSense

Stefanie Frensch, CSR Committee Chairwoman and Execeutive Board, ZIA, Supervisory Board, Becker and Kries Unternehmensgruppe

Stefanie Frensch

CSR Committee Chairwoman & Executive Board, ZIA / Supervisory Board, Becker & Kries Unternehmensgruppe

Nicole Büttner, CEO and Co-Founder, Merantix, Philipp Janssen, Managing Partner, Townscape, PropTech Innovation Award 2022

Nicole Büttner

CEO & Co-Founder, Merantix

Markus Börner, CEO and Founder, OptioPay, Philipp Janssen, Managing Partner, Townscape, PropTech Innovation Award 2022

Marcus Börner

CEO & Founder, OptioPay

Attend the live event in Berlin

Interested in attending the Summit and PropTech Innovation Award and experiencing the future of PropTech live?

Register now for the live event in Berlin on 27th September 2022 at the Holzmarkt!

PropTech Innovation Award 2019, Finalists Ceremony

The Prizes

The winners will get an investment of up to:

100.000 EUR

by the new GERMANTECH Innovation Funds. 

What is special about the funds?
The investors of the funds are all experts of the PropTech Innovation ecosystem. Thus the winners do not only get a valuable investment but also access to experts, mentors and innovative formats to accelerate their businesses. The PropTech Innovation ecosystem is growing strong and you can be a part of it.

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The Partners

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Union Investment Real Estate

Union Investment stands for forward-looking real estate investments for more than 50 years. With assets under management of around EUR 52  billion, Union Investment is one of Europe’s leading real estate investment managers. The company invests in the office, retail, hospitality, logistics and residential sectors and holds around 468 commercial properties across 26 countries worldwide in its portfolio.

To help shape digital transformation, Union Investment engages closely with the international Proptech scene. We believe a collaborative approach is the best way to promote ideas and benefit from innovation at an early stage. To promote this approach, we launched the PropTech Innovation Award together with GERMANTECH six years ago, which is now the leading event for boosting awareness of innovative solutions in the real estate sector and bringing Proptech companies into contact with established players in the real estate industry.

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Townscape

Townscape creates space for ideas. As a German property developer with nationwide operations we specialise in modern office spaces with smart layouts, high quality technical facilities and architectural concepts inspired by the future world of work. The Townscape Group also has vast experience in the development of residential properties and residential districts.

Our work has always been marked by a commitment to innovating the property sector. We particularly focus on modern building materials, smart planning tools, energy-efficient architecture and AI-driven residential and office space solutions. As a result of this approach our office developments GROW, ENTER and SCALE have already attracted premium tenants such as Bonial, Merantix, Contentful and BASF. Our current SPARK office development will be a hybrid timber construction.

 The principles that we embrace in our development projects also apply within our own organisation: both the senior management and the entire Townscape team are committed to short decision-making processes and collaborative relationships.

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GERMANTECH

GERMANTECH was founded in Berlin in 2015. The company creates digital ecosystems for a sustainable future. Always following the motto: „INSPIRE. BUILD. GROW.“

GERMANTECH brings innovative projects to life, develops digital products and creates new jobs. In doing so, the company accompanies clients from the private, public and social sectors along the entire innovation lifecycle and creates individual solutions that combine technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Depending on the partner’s requirements, the spectrum can range from topic-related individual workshops to the development and implementation of a completely new company.

Voices about the PropTech Innovation Award

Maria Gross, Managing Director at GERMANTECH

„We are full of anticipation for the sixth edition! With all the experience we’ve gained over the last few years, we’re now going to take on specific challenges in the field of sustainability for the most promising start-ups and technologies – we’re very excited about this! In addition, our competition will culminate this year in the big Proptech Innovation Summit, where we will bring back the real estate scene to a physical space. Additionally we are excited that this year’s “prize money” will be a real investment by the all new PropTech Innovation Funds that is being set up. This will not only help the winners financially but give them exposure to our many investors of the funds, who are all real estate experts along the value chain.“

Christoph Holzmann, COO and member of the management board at Union INvestment Real Estate GmbH

„This year, the focus is on an area where innovative proptech solutions have a particularly important role to play – sustainable transformation and repurposing of existing buildings,The potential for new business models that meet the need to revitalise our city centres is huge, right through to specific aspects such as material recycling and managing interim use during the transformation process. Close cooperation between the real estate sector and proptechs is critical to the success of transformation and overcoming the associated challenges. The digital economy can provide valuable input and creative ideas here.“

Philipp Janssen, Managing Partner at Townscape

„The planning and realization of modern office spaces is the focus of Townscape.
Our special attention is primarily on modern building materials, smart planning tools, energy-efficient architecture and AI-based solutions for living and working environments. That is why we are delighted to be invited to participate in the PropTech Innovation Awards from this year on and to accompany the winners of the award in the future as well.“

Contact

Any questions left regarding the Award or the Summit? Don’t hesitate to contact the team at: ptia2022@german.tech 

Philipp Jansen, Managing Partner at Townscape
Philipp Janssen

Managing Partner at Townscape

Manuela Vogel, Sr. Marketing Manager at Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
Manuela Vogel

Sr. Marketing Manager at
Union Investment Real Estate GmbH

Linda Lichel, Innovation Award & Portfolio Managerin at GERMANTECH
Linda Lichel

Innovation Award & Portfolio Managerin at GERMANTECH

Philipp Janssen, Managing Partner at Townscape
Philipp Janssen

Managing Partner at Townscape

Manuela Vogel, Sr. Marketing Manager at Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
Manuela Vogel

Sr. Marketing Manager
Union Investment Real Estate GmbH

Linda Lichel, Innovation Award & Portfolio Managerin at GERMANTECH
Linda Lichel

Innovation Award & Portfolio Managerin GERMANTECH