A record-breaking number of applications are being filed for the PropTech Start-Up & Scale-Up Europe Awards 2022 – 4th Edition

Brussels, January 10th, 2022

The European PropTech Association is proud to launch the new edition of the PropTech Start-Up & Scale-Up Europe Awards 2022, the reference competition for European start-ups and scale-ups innovating in Real Estate, giving visibility and support to PropTech Startups/Scale-ups. More than 250 of the most important real estate and tech corporations of Europe are contributing to this pan-European competition.

The European PropTech Association is composed of all national PropTech Associations:
Finnovating (ESP), Holland PropTech & ConTech (NL), LuxPropTech (LU), PropTech Bulgaria (BG), German PropTech Initiative, Nordic PropTech Initiative, PropTech Foundation (PO), PropTech Slovakia (SK), PropTech NL, PropTech Sweden, UK PropTech Association, Proptech Lab (B), CzechSlovak PropTech Association (CZ), PropTech Finland, PropTech Romania, PropTech Denmark, Swiss PropTech, PropTech Norway, PropTech Association Slovenia, PropTech Baltic, Spanish PropTech, French PropTech, The Italian PropTech Association, Austrian PropTech Initiative.

PropTech – property technology – represents a vibrant ecosystem in Europe of 3134 proptech companies, having raised +4 Bn EURO in 2021. This year the adoption of PropTech has become an absolute priority for the real estate sector. 2022 promises to be even better given the imminent impact of the EU Green Deal on real estate and Next Generation EU. (Idriss Goossens, Co-Founder of the European PropTech Association).

The PropTech Start-Up & Scale-Up Europe Awards is a competition aimed at identifying the most promising PropTech companies of Europe. The awards are
supported and promoted by the European Commission & FINNOVA (EU), supported by the President of the European Parliament, the President of the European Committee of the Regions, the Vice-President of the Economic and Social Committee, and the 24 PropTech National Associations of Europe. (Dirk Paelinck, Chairman European PropTech Association).

This 4th edition of the PropTech Start-Up & Scale-Up Europe Awards is expected to have a tremendous impact because of the unique transformation context of the real estate value chain caused by COVID-19. More than 400 applications had been submitted in January 2021 and the 2022 edition is expected to outnumber that result.

By selecting Semi-finalists, and the Finalists, Jury Members will simply define the future of Construction and Real Estate. Some of the companies providing Jury Members of previous editions: Cushman & Wakefield, Segro, Proximus, Allianz, Immobel, EPRA, RICS, Patrizia, Deloitte, CBRE, Skanska, Schneider Electric, Gartner, Aedas Homes, BPI, Inowai, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Alstria, Bouwinvest, Covivio, Cofinimmo, Colliers, Savills, Merlin Properties, Azora, Besix, Innogy, PwC, …

Encouraging sense of community

Surveys made by the European PropTech Association on growth barriers show that the majority of start-ups and scale-ups see legal barriers, a fragmented market and funding as their main concerns. In this regard and in these challenging times, the PropTech Start-Up & Scale-Up Europe Awards competition has become an additional and valuable source of aid.
The PropTech Start-Up & Scale-Up Europe Awards competition is a powerful tool designed to help startups get visibility and support. The competition has 5 main subcategories: Invest, Market, Design & Build, Manage & Operate, Live & Work.

All European startups and scale-ups have until February 28th 2022 to submit their applications.
The semi finals will take place on the 27 and 28 June 2022 in Brussels in front of a live jury.
The finals will be organised in September 2022.

For the PropTech startup or scale-up, the PropTech Start-Up & Scale-Up Europe Awards are a unique opportunity to get tremendous pan-European recognition.
For the Jury Member, the competition is an efficient market intelligence tool to source technology, and identify the potential future Unicorns.

About the European PropTech Association:
Our mission is to support a sustainable European PropTech market and to create a positive impact on the European built environment.
Our objectives: to scale up cross-border collaborations, to standardise the European PropTech markets, to create a legal framework adapted to PropTech, to foster innovation in Real Estate and to facilitate access to funding.

About PropTech Bulgaria: Pilotage Stratégique

PropTech Bulgaria is the one-stop shop for everything that concerns PropTech in Bulgaria. We are the organizer of the only international PropTech Conference in the CSEE region which first edition was in 2020.

PropTech Bulgaria exclusively represents Bulgaria in most international PropTech organizations in the world. We are the only organisation which released information about CSEE PropTech. In 2020 we issued ‘South-East Europe PropTech Trends 2020’ and in 2021, ‘Central & South-East European PropTech in Numbers: 2021’ (released on 10.10.2021).

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Sylvia Pavlova MBA CMC

Founder PropTech Bulgaria