PlaceTech Prize


PlaceTech Prize is a competition seeking to award the most innovative business or project in proptech for 2019.

We’re looking for visionaries that are propelling the proptech industry forward, technologies that are responding to the demands of the property industry and game-changing projects that can demonstrate commercial success or potential.

PlaceTech Prize is open to businesses of all levels and sizes that are active in the UK property market, including startups, established businesses, buildings, applications of technology, digital transformations or new innovations.

PlaceTech Startup Prize will be awarded to the most promising business or project launched since January 2016.

The two winners will be announced at the PlaceTech Big Night Out in London on 28 November 2019.

The PlaceTech Prize is delivered in association with Mills & Reeve and Node.

Entry is free.




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Monday 25 February 2019 – Call for nominations

DEADLINE EXTENDED – Friday 26 July – Deadline for nominations

Wednesday 4 September – Finalists announced

Early October – Finalist pitches (via video call) & judges meeting

Thursday 28 November – Winner announced at PlaceTech Big Night Out



There are two award categories:

PlaceTech Prize Open to businesses and projects of all levels and sizes that are active in the UK property market

PlaceTech Startup Prize Open to businesses launched since January 2016 that are active in the UK property market

Entries must be based on work delivered between January 2018 – July 2019.

Entries must display evidence of innovation and implementation, commercial success or potential, and ultimately evidence of a positive impact on the property industry.

There is no charge to enter the award.

All entries should include a two-minute video introduction or overview of the business of project, and additional supporting materials are encouraged.

All entries should be submitted in English.

Please ensure you submit your final entry online via the form.

For further information please contact

Please note that following a third-party nomination, we will contact the nominated business who must complete the full entry form to be considered for the award.



The nominations will be judged via a thorough multi-stage process including the pre-scoring of entry forms, further questions from the judges, live pitching via video call and a final judges meeting to decide the winner.

All nominees must be available to answer further questions from judges throughout August if required, and will be asked to participate in a live video pitch to the judges in October.   


The awards will be chaired by Paul Unger, publisher and founder of PlaceTech, and will judged by a panel of leading influential industry experts, including the PlaceTech Editorial Board. Details will be announced soon.



The PlaceTech Prize and Startup Prize winners will be awarded with:

  • Recognition as PlaceTech Prize winner in editorial coverage of the PlaceTech Big Night Out event and prize-giving
  • Showcase article feature on PlaceTech for your product or company
  • Two months of banner advertising on, visited by 10,000+ property and tech professionals each month
  • Introductions to partners and clients, and invitations to private networking dinners
  • Feature in the PlaceTech Trends quarterly report
  • Social media support throughout the year
  • 5 complimentary tickets to the PlaceTech Trend Talk(s) of your choice including introductions to selected speakers and sponsors
  • The PlaceTech Prize trophy



The winner of the PlaceTech Prize will be announced at the PlaceTech Big Night Out which will take place on 28 November 2018 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel & Conference Centre in London. Tickets can be booked on the events page.

Discounted tickets for start-ups are available – contact us for more information.

For further information about the PlaceTech Prize, please contact