Swiss PropTecH Review

Digitization - the hottest topic at MIPIM 2018

The digital revolution within the real estate industry goes on and is gaining more and more momentum. MIPIM 2018 showed how diverse the interdependence between established companies and young companies already actually is. In addition, the number of emerging startups around the world is continuing to rise, increasing competitive pressure. Swiss PropTech is providing strong support to the players from Switzerland - also on the international stage, as MIPIM once again demonstrated.
Our network initiative represented the Swiss PropTech scene with its over 40 members and 20 partners at the booth of Swiss Circle. «The interest in PropTech increased significantly compared to last year,» said Mario Facchinetti initiator of the Swiss innovation network. To look beyond borders and gain visibility on international markets is an important factor to support the growth of young companies from Switzerland. A similar indication gave MIPIM Director Ronan Vaspart who said: «This year tech was increasingly integrated into the MIPIM programme with the third edition of the international MIPIM Startup Competition, the fourth edition of the MIPIM Innovation Forum and conference discussions on tech».

Disruptive Technologies wins MIPIM PropTech Award

Following qualifying rounds of the Startup Competition in London, Hong Kong and New York, the competition finals took place on March 14 with Disruptive Technologies chosen as the 2018 winner. Founded in 2013, the Norwegian company uses miniature wireless sensors connected to cloud connectors to collect and analyse data that can be used for space monitoring or comfort management within buildings. In second place came the startup company Workwell from France, with the third place PhySee Technologies from The Netherlands was awarded.

Up-and-coming spirit within the PropTech industry

«We hope that the up-and-coming spirit in the PropTech industry will continue and be reflected in events and competitions in the near future. At the national level, I am looking forward to the next SwissPropTech Day end of May (30th), and internationally to the premiere of MIPIM PropTech Europe in June (20th+21st) in Paris and to Expo Real in October (8th to 10th) in Munich. Maybe one day we will see a Swiss winner here as well,» says Mario Facchinetti, representative of the SwissPropTech network.
«The interest in PropTech increased significantly compared to last year. We hope that the up-and-coming spirit in the PropTech industry will continue and be reflected in events and competitions in the near future. Maybe one day we will see a Swiss winner here as well»

Mario Facchinetti
Representative and Initiator of SwissPropTech
«This year tech was increasingly integrated into the MIPIM programme with the third edition of the international MIPIM Startup Competition, the fourth edition of the MIPIM Innovation Forum and conference discussions on tech»

Ronan Vaspart
MIPIM Director
Disruptive Technologies wins the MIPIM 2018 PropTech Award
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MIPIM 2018: SwissPropTech at the Swiss Circle stand
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Talks and networking at the combined Swiss Circle and SwissPropTech booth
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