A digital parking solution, smart glass system and 3D city modelling tool were among technologies pitching in the semi-finals of the PropTech Startup Europe Awards.
Supported by the European Commission and implemented by the Finnova Foundation, EU PropTech House and Workero, the awards are aimed at identifying local models in every business ecosystem in Europe, to provide visibility and support to the most promising and innovative startups in real estate.
More than 50 startups travelled to Brussels to pitch their projects in front of business leaders from JLL, PwC, Innogy, Metrovacesa, BNP Paribas Real Estate, AG Real Estate, Deloitte, Bexis and RICS.
The startups selected as finalists will face a live pitch session at MIPIM PropTech Europe in Paris in July.
Headquartered in Brussels, BePark is a digital parking operator that wants to create a better global mobility experience.
The company created an app which helps people find and use parking spots across European cities. It works in three steps: you find a space near your destination, enter your personal details and open the parking gate with your phone acting as the key.
Based in Berlin, Sensorberg develops a range of hardware and software for the digitisation and automation of buildings including coworking spaces, commercial and residential real estate and self-storage.
Sensorberg installs and equips buildings with access control systems and digital infrastructure to enable the control of processes via smartphone or tablet. Use cases include room booking, temperature control, the opening of lockers and visitor management.
3. Halioglass Europe
Halioglass uses technology to turn glass into responsive and intelligent architectural elements.
The firm is developing a global patent portfolio of manufacturing, device processing and smart window control systems. Its flagship product is a smart tinting glass solution with windows transitioning from transparent to fully tinted in less than three minutes, blocking out the glare of direct sunlight and reducing the amount of solar energy entering a building.
Operating from Slovakia, Sensoneo is on a mission to help cities and companies manage their waste cost efficiently while improving the environment and wellbeing for people.
The company has developed a cloud-based platform that allows customers to configure, monitor and manage daily waste. As well as real-time waste monitoring, the tool also provides optimal collection routes and semi-automate navigation.
The solution uses ultrasonic smart sensors to monitor waste and sophisticated software including smart analytics, smart route planning and smart management. Sensoneo claims to reduce waste collection costs by 30% and carbon emission by 60%.
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Paris, Realiz3D is a company that specialises in 3D modelling for real estate development.
It creates interactive, immersive and aesthetic 3D software such as CAD plans and BIM models for the design, promotion and management of real-estate assets, for residential and commercial.
Mapple is a spin-off from the Digital Geography Lab at the University of Helsinki. Following a long-term collaboration with Finnish cities and urban planners, the lab developed data driven tools to understand how the city functions.
Mapple uses unique modelling and AI technology to help cities handle rapidly increasing urbanisation.
CAD.42 uses Internet of Things technology, Augmented Reality and data analysis to monitor construction site productivity, check efficiency of machines, and improve safety for workers.
BuildSafe, is a Sweden-based company that provides a safety management cloud service for the construction industry. It enhances the work of reporting, documenting, and monitoring risks in construction projects.
The tools also helps construction companies and builders maintain higher levels of security and quality in the projects while reducing unnecessary paperwork.
9. Access Green
Access Green has modelled a system that efficiently manages bin stores. The system leverages government policy incentives to reduce waste management costs by using Internet of Things technology and sensors to manage registration, access and monitoring of bins.
HomeBeat.Live is a digital platform for apartment buildings to connect residents, owners, property managers and project developers. The software provides up-to-date information about the property and can be implemented for new or existing buildings.