ConTech Competition
SWISSBAU 2020 | Basel

Apply by 15 October 2019
Submit your innovative solution in one of the categories, impress the jury be one of the 10 startups
moving to the Finals.

Pitch your product to industry professionals & high caliber jury from the Swiss construction sector. Shake hands with decission makers.
Win + Get Expousure
Benefit from high visibility on SwissBau 2020 +SwissPropTech media channels reaching 100 000.
industry professionals.
Innovative solutions for the
Construction Industry
Are you a creative technology startup that wants to improve and transform the way
we design, plan and construct buildings with your product, service or technology?

If yes, then we're looking for you to participate in our
1st ConTech Competition at SwissBau 2020!
and present your startup to the audience of 100'000 visitors.

The ConTech Contest 2020 at the biggest building fare in Switzerland -SwissBau gives innovative construction startups great opportunity to present their solutions to the key industry players and get much needed exposure to the industry professionals and investors.

10 tech companies will be pre-selected by the panel of expert judges and invited to attend the pitching session in Basel in January 2020. These startups will compete in one of the 2 categories: Planning or Building. The audience and jury will choose only one startup per category to be ConTech Competition Winner!

15. October 2019
Pitching Day
15 + 16 January 2020
SwissBau, Messe Basel
Messeplatz 10, 4055 Basel
10 startups will be pre-selected from all applications and invited to
attend the Finals in Basel in January 2020.

They will compete in one of following categories:
Design, Planning, Scheduling, Collaboration, Project Management tools /software; Process automation,
Machine Learning, Blockchain, Building Information
Modeling, VR
Construction site collaboration & management software/ tools, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent materials & technologies, Prefabrication, 3D printing, Laser scanning, Drones, Robotics, AR/MR
15.October 2019
Deadline for Application submission for Construction Innovation Competition

28. October 2019
Evaluation & Announcement of
10 Finalists chosen by the Jury
15. + 16. January 2020
Final Pitch Day at SwissBau
Participation Terms & Conditions
  • The participating startups must offer a software or/and a hardware/ material that provides a solution for construction / building industry
  • Company cannot be older than 7 years and it must demonstrate growth development.
  • The company must be able to send representatives to attend Pitching Day in Switzerland, if selected as finalist to pitch at the finals
  • Each Applicant may submit only one Competition Entry Form.
  • The company's product / technology must be suitable for one of the 2 following categories: 1) PLANNING ( Design, Planning, Scheduling, Collaboration tools / software, Process automation, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Building Information Modeling (BIM), VR, AR, MR etc. ) or 2) BUILDING ( Intelligent materials & technologies, Prefabrication, 3D printing, Laser scanning, Drones, robotics + Artificial Intelligence, Construction site collaboration software etc.)
  • The participating startups must be business-ready (already launched or in beta)
  • Over 50 % of the participating startup must be privately owned, in other words, belong to an individual person or the founders
  • Entries must be submitted electronically by 15th October 2019 (23:59 CET) through our website
  • There is no additional cost for entering the Competition
The Purpose
The purpose of the ConTech Competition 2020 is to promote the development of applications and solutions in the construction sector (Architecture/ Engineering/ Construction) . All submitted applications will be evaluated by the jury, with the best submissions receiving official competition award (one in each category).
Companies, researchers, developers, startup founders, and other individuals who are legally adults, are allowed to participate in the ConTech Competition at SwissBau 2020.
Send us a pitch deck of your product/ service by 15 October 2019 using the electronic form below. 10 finalists will be selected on October 28, 2019 and invited to Pitch Day on January 15 + 16, 2020. This public event will take place at SwissBau 2020 in Basel, Switzerland and is expected to be accompanied by media.
Evaluation Process
All completed submissions will go through filtering by a group of experts and judges.
The evaluation & rating of the submissions will be based on the following criteria:
• Degree of innovation
• Commercial potential
• Environmental impact
• Strength of USP
• Level of social impact
For further questions please contact Joanna from SwissPropTech at
This form is open till 15. October 2019
What is your financing stage?
Upload your Pitch-Deck as PDF
In case the registration form does not work, please send us a print screen to
Are you interested in Exhibiting at SwissBau 2020?
For more information and to secure a exhibition space at the Startup Hub at SwissBau 2020 please send an email to
Competition Organizers
SwissBau is the leading trade fair for the Real Estate & Construction industry in Switzerland. It takes place every 2 years and it attracts almost 100 000 visitors over 5 days.
SwissPropTech is the independent innovation and PropTech ecosystem for the Swiss Real Estate and Construction industry.