Munich/Melbourne, 28 June 2022 

Innovation World Cup Series and the CIB International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction joined forces to search for startups disrupting the AEC industry. On Tuesday, the 28th of June the five candidates presented their solutions on the hybrid event stage of the 22nd World Building Congress in Melbourne.

Here are the Building & Construction Startups who pitched their solutions in front of the expert jurors Prof. Priyadarsini Rajagopalan, Prof. Patricia Tzortzopoulos and Prof. Thomas Kirmayr.

Framence GmbH (Germany), Adrian Merkel, CEO – Next best thing to teleportation

Leapcraft (Denmark), Vinay Venkatraman, CEO – When spaces have voices: Design and Monitoring of IoT driven healthy buildings

Madaster Germany (Germany), Claudius Frank, Product Manager – Madaster – The digital library of materials for a circular real estate

Treble Technologies (Iceland), Finnur Pind, CEO – Enabling a Better Sounding World

urbanistic (Germany), Marc-Christian Hodapp, Co-Founder – Next generation of software tools for urban planning

Based on the level of innovation, go-to-market approach, commercial potential and sustainability, the expert jury announced the winner: Leapcraft  

“At Leapcraft we are thrilled to be chosen as the winner of the innovation competition at the World Building Congress 2022. We are glad to see the recognition from such an esteemed jury panel who see the value in our IoT solutions as an enabler for green transition and healthy buildings”. 

The5th Smart Building Smart Construction Innovation World Cup® is already open for submissions. Start-ups, scale-ups and innovative SMEs worldwide can take part for free. For more information, visit: 

Behind the scenes – The Innovation World Cup® Series 

The Innovation World Cup® Series is the world’s leading open innovation platform that supports breakthrough innovations to become reality and connect techpreneurs with international tech corporations. The Innovation World Cup® Series was initiated by Navispace GmbH in 2003. Current and previous partners include STMicroelectronics, EBV Elektronik, Würth Elektronik, Microtronics, VOSS Automotive, AiQ Smart Clothing, VARTA Microbattery, Google, Intel, Swisscom, Ericsson, Telefonica, Gemalto, Samsung, and many more. Participation is free of charge. 

Further partners include WT | Wearable Technologies, BIM World MUNICH, CSEM, AlpICT, BioAlps Association, ACCIO, Business OULU, G2 Startups, Gate Garching, Wolves Summit, Medical Valley, UnternehmerTUM, IoTWeek, i2cat / IOT Catalan Alliance, Innovative City, Innovability, CENSIS, MEDICA, Invest in Bavaria, MIT Enterprise Forum Poland, Technoport, THINGS Stockholm, Munich Startup, InfoShare, IFJ, ITRI, INN.KUBATOR, TechBBQ, SUCCUS, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, VJTI- Technology Business Incubator, Upgraded Life, and many more. 

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