CIB and Innovation World Cup® partner to foster upcoming innovators in building and construction

Munich, May 2021

The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction and the Innovation World Cup® Series announce a partnership to push start-ups and innovative small companies in the smart construction and smart building industry.

The Innovation World Cup® Series is the world’s leading innovation competition that supports breakthrough innovations and connects techpreneurs with international industry partners and investors. The 4th Smart Building / Smart Construction Innovation World Cup will have its grand pitch finals at BIM World MUNICH on 23/24 November 2021. And the international expert jury will select the best of the best who will have the unique chance to also pitch at the CIB World Building Congress in Melbourne in June 2022.

“I am already looking forward to welcoming these innovators at our next CIB World Building Congress in 2022. New and upcoming companies play an important role in our digital transformation journey and we want to invite everyone to show its potential” says Don Ward, Secretary General and Chief Executive, CIB.

The 4th Smart Building/Smart Construction Innovation World Cup® is already open for online submissions. Innovative software and hardware solutions advancing the digital transformation of the industry are welcome in the categories: planning | construction | operations of buildings and infrastructure | environment. More information and registration:

Participation is free of charge

“We are very excited about this new partnership as it is a great opportunity for innovative start-ups and scale-ups to gain worldwide visibility and create valuable business connections”, states Dr. Sonja Sulzmaier, Managing Partner of Navispace, the company behind the Innovation World Cup Series program.


More information:

CIB World Building Congress:


Innovation World Cup Series:

Elisa Gava

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