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ONE MONTH TO GO | PlaceTech Prize deadline nears

Property and tech businesses have just one month left to enter the PlaceTech Prize 2019, for a chance at high-profile recognition as real estate game-changers, as we celebrate innovation at its best in the industry.

Changing Role Of Lawyers

The changing role of…lawyers

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Nicola Byrne

Law firms are increasingly under pressure from clients to reduce fees and improve efficiency. As more data becomes available, and technologies muscle in to offer alternatives to various legal processes, how are lawyers adapting to stay relevant and retain clients?

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Ocado bets £17m on vertical farming

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Nicholas Fearn

The online grocer is investing £17m into the emerging vertical farming sector as it continues to diversify its technology portfolio.

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WATCH | Pi Labs Demo Day 2019

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Nicholas Fearn

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After an intensive 15-weeks supporting six startups to develop their products, specialist proptech fund Pi Labs held a demo day to mark the end of the company's incubator programme.

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Help shape property’s roadmap: share your insight

Tech is moving faster than a lot of industries can keep up - but why has real estate been so slow to disrupt and change? What route does property need to take in order to act on the unprecedented opportunities to engage in innovation?

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Bruntwood targets ‘explosive’ 5G opportunity

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Paul Unger

Phil Kemp, chief executive of Bruntwood Sci-Tech, said the joint venture with institutional investor Legal & General is in talks to tap into the £50m West Midlands 5G pilot established by UK Government last autumn.

Edmond de Rothschild embraces AI with new fund

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Nicola Byrne

Edmond de Rothschild, which comprises €150bn in assets under management, has set up a new fund it claims uses Artificial Intelligence to identify attractive investment opportunities in key European cities.

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MetaProp seeks startups for Columbia University bootcamp

MetaProp has opened its popular accelerator programme to fresh applications from around the world. The winning startups will benefit from investor introductions, mentoring advice, industry connections and up to $250,000 financing.

10 themes from FUTURE: PropTech

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Nicola Byrne + Paul Unger

What was hot on the conference stages and exhibition floor at the biggest ever pure proptech gathering in the UK attended by nearly 2,000 people in London on Tuesday?