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PlaceTech Prize shortlist announced

The finalists for the PlaceTech Prize and PlaceTech Startup Prize have been decided by judges.

PlaceTech Prize is a global competition seeking to recognise the most innovative business or project in proptech for 2018.

The 2 winners will be announced at the PlaceTech Big Night Out in Manchester on 20 November 2018.

PlaceTech Prize is delivered in association with Manchester Science Partnerships & Bruntwood, Mills & Reeve, OBI and Redwood Consulting.

The full list of finalists is as follows:

PlaceTech Prize Finalists

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Demand Logic Building performance and efficiency management software

Equiem Tenant communication and customer satisfaction portal

Guru Systems Data analytics and smart technology for better performing heat networks

Helpthemove Utility management solution for letting agents, housing associations and developers

Locatee Smart building Big Data platform for workspace optimisation

Paragon drone surveying Building consultancy that has produced an in-house drone surveying service

The Open Box Automation Engine Automation system for real estate business processes

The Sustainable Development Scorecard Online tool developed by Iceni Projects to assess a scheme’s contribution to sustainable development

The ValPal Network Online community and suite of valuation and marketing tools for letting and estate agents

Yardi Systems Develops property, investment and asset management software


PlaceTech Startup Prize Finalists

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British Pearl Property investment platform facilitating share and loan-based investment in UK property

Infabode Customisable property information and data platform

LandInsight Tech-powered land sourcing and deal management tools

PlaceDashboard Shopper location behaviour analytics

Project Etopia Build and design systems for the affordable housing market

VTS Data-led leasing and asset management software platform

VU.CITY Interactive 3D digital city models for developers, planners, architects and local authorities

When You Move Collaboration platform connecting estate agents, brokers and conveyancers

WiredScore Creators of rating scheme for connectivity in commercial property, Wired Certification

Wondrwall Intelligent Living System Artificial Intelligence-powered smart home operating system


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The judging panel is comprised of:

  • Martin Bryant, consultant, speaker & writer
  • Tom Cheesewright, founder, Book of the Future and creator, Futurist’s Toolkit
  • Danny Crump, director of urbanism, Broadway Malyan
  • Robert de Jong, programme director, Urban Land Institute UK
  • James Dearsley, co-founder, PropTech Consult, and board member, UK Proptech Association
  • Alex Edds, director of innovation, JLL
  • Mike Edge, partner, Mills & Reeve
  • Simon Hughes, chief strategy officer & co-founder, Liquid Real Estate Innovation
  • Menno Lammers, chief proptech officer, PropTechNL
  • Melanie Leech, chief executive, British Property Federation
  • Will Lewis, founding director, OBI Property
  • Duke Long, co-founder, PropTech Challenge
  • Filippo Rean, managing director, real estate division, Reed MIDEM
  • Thomas Renn, managing director, Manchester Science Partnerships
  • Neil Singer, CEO, clicktopurchase
  • Roger Tan, managing director, UNSense and associate director, UNStudio
  • Louise Weale, licensing manager & tech affiliate programme lead, RICS
  • Bridget Wilkins, associate director, CBRE
  • Raya Yunakova, programme director, Pi Labs


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