degewo is Berlin's leading housing association with around 1,200 employees, approximately 75,000 flats and apartments in its residential portfolio. As a municipal housing association we are present in all of Berlins districts and are proud to bear responsibility for the city and its residents. Together – we can make change happen: that is why we invented the »degewo Innovation Award: Smart Up the City 2018« for new technologies, services and business models in real estate and real estate management.

Who is there?

Applications are open to founders and start-ups active in the Smart City, Smart Building or PropTech sectors who develop or implement innovative projects for the real estate industry. We are looking for ideas! We are particularly looking for innovations in the following subject areas and would like to call on founders and start-ups to apply to us with their projects:

• Solutions for affordable housing

• Efficient property management

• Smart control of building technology

• Digital building and construction planning processes

Your topic is not included? Then apply for the wildcard! Therefore, you present us with your ideas and your business plan so that we can recognize the special and learn why your concept is of particular help for the real estate industry.

The Committee - Who's in charge?

The jury will find the best start-ups and founders in a multi-stage process. Jury members are

Christoph Beck and Sandra Wehrmann, Management board members of degewo

Michael Brehm, Partner of Redstone digital

Nicolai Roth, Federal Association of German Startups

What's the prize?

Initially, relationships and insights. You will gain access to potential clients and investors as well as an insight into the work of Berlin´s leading housing association.

Moreover, coaching and mentoring. Finalists receive a full day of coaching with mentors and experts to optimize the pitch and business model.

Finally, some money and great opportunities. The winner will be granted a prize money of 3,000 EUR and a pilot project in cooperation with degewo.

Apply now!
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Apply now!
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