The Slovakian company Sensoneo has won the Proptech StartUp Europe Awards Final 2018, celebrated at MIPIM Europe in Paris on 2nd July

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– The waste management startup has claimed first prize in the final of the contest, while Finnish company Mapple and German Sensorberg have made it to the second and third place respectively.

– The final of the Proptech StartUp Europe Awards has taken place within the framework of the MIPIM Proptech EU 2019 in Paris, where the main decision-makers in real estate and technology have met with start-ups and cutting-edge technology companies.

– Proptech StartUp Europe Awards is a new category of the StartUp Europe Awards, promoted by the European Commission and implemented by the Finnova Foundation, the EU PropTech House and Workero

Paris, 03.07.2019. The Proptech StartUp Europe Awards 2018 has finally got its winner. Waste management startup Sensoneo has claimed the first prize in the pitching sessions of the finals of the contest, hosted at MIPIM PropTech EU 2019 in Paris. The Slovakia-based tech company has been one of the ten finalists from a very strong field of innovative companies. The Finnish company Mapple has made it to the second place, using modelling and AI technology to help cities handle rapidly increasing urbanisation by providing analytics. The 3rd place on the podium has been for Sensorberg, a German company who digitalizes buildings using an open and hardware agnostic sensor-based system. Ten finalists have taken part at the live pitching sessions in the Proptech StartUp Europe Awards 2018 finals.

Sensoneo is on a mission to help cities and companies manage their waste more effectively and efficiently while improving environments for people. The company has developed a cloud-based platform which allows customers to completely digitize the entire bin infrastructure, and to configure, monitor and manage daily waste operations online. Using their inhouse developed and produced smart sensors that are combined with sophisticated software, the solution provides real-time waste monitoring and suggests optimal collection routes and automated navigation via shortest and safest routes. The solution enables to collect waste on demand while utilizing the resources to maximum. Co-Founder of Sensoneo Andrea Basilova feels really “grateful” to the Proptech House, Finnova Foundation and the European Commission for “making this unique competition happen”. “It is a great opportunity to show up what the innovative companies from the EU have developed, to share experience and support each other”, she claimed.

Basilova also stated that “becoming a winner of Proptech Startup Europe Awards 2018 is another great success of Sensoneo. It clearly proves the potential that data-driven waste management can bring to the field of real-estate, urban planning and facility management”. Sheadded that this award is a “great satisfaction” for them and to the hard work they have done in terms of innovation, technology and also in the field of building partnerships, as this is really their “key” to make this amazing solution succeed worldwide.

The winner will receive an European Acceleration Ticket worth 10.000 euros from StartUp Europe Accelerator in order to scale up its business idea, which can be transformed thanks to European funds and try to make it, for instance, a LIFE Environment project. A LIFE Environment project offers up to 1 million € to carry out a pilot demonstration project. The ticket will also offer training on the legal framework in the EU, as well as information on different training programmes offered by the EU

The PropTech StartUp Europe Awards are a new category framed in the StartUp Europe Awards (22 categories), promoted by the European Commission and implemented by the Finnova Foundation, the EU PropTech House and the Worker. It is an award methodology for startups at European level, which fosters open innovation and collaboration between different actors of European ecosystems, through public-private partnerships to support new entrepreneurs. Stefan Scheuerle, CEO of the third classified Sensorberg, is “very pleased to be part of that competition”. “Not only gives it us visibility within our market, but we also appreciate the overall initiative as it gives start-ups a chance to really create change. In our case, how to create more sustainable and eco-friendly buildings and to implement open platform systems within the real estate industry”.

50 European Proptech companies participated in the semi-finals of the PropTech Startup Europe competition on May 6th in Brussels. They competed in front of the 35 members of a professional European jury. Ten finalists from a very strong field of innovative companies were chosen there: Be Park, Halio Glass (Belgium), Sensorberg, HomeBeat.Live (Germany), Sensoneo (Slovakia), Realiz3d and CAD42 (France), Mapple (Finland), Swedish Build Safe (Sweden) and Access Green (Ireland). The launch of the first PropTech Startup Europe Awards was a sign of recognition by the European Commission of the importance and enormous potential of PropTech’s innovative industry in the refurbishment of traditional real estate.

About MIPIM PropTech Europe 2019

The final pitching competition has taken place during the largest Proptech event in Europe, the MIPIM PropTech Europe in Paris. It is the meeting point where the main decision-makers in real estate and technology met with start-ups and cutting-edge technology companies. Under the slogan Matching User Expectations, the main objective of MIPIM PropTech was to promote the digital transformation of the real estate industry through various events and talks by renowned experts in the sector. It was also sponsored by the Belgian startup Workero, one of the organizers of the Proptech StartUp Europe Awards 2018. With more than 1,500 m2 of exhibition space, the most outstanding and innovative companies and startups of the Proptech ecosystem were present during the two days of MIPIM Proptech EU 2019. There were 2,000 participants and around 1,000 companies from 50 countries around the world, in addition to 50 top-level speakers in the sector.

About PropTech StartUp Europe Awards

The PropTech Startup Europe Awards competition is part of the StartUp Europe Awards, is supported and promoted by the European Commission and implemented by Finnnova, PropTech House and Workero.


About StartUp Europe Awards

StartUp Europe Awards of the European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative and Finnova is an open innovation methodology that encourages collaboration between the public sector and businesses in the promotion of innovative initiatives. Its aim is to help create alliances that allow entities and support programmes for entrepreneurs to be added to local partners and to be a communication tool for society.

StartUp Europe Awards is also supported by the President of the European Parliament, the President of the Committee of the Regions, the Vice-President of the Economic and Social Committee and several members from the European Parliament. StartUp Europe Awards is sponsored by StartUp Europe Accelerator.

SEUA serves as a communication tool for society, encouraging collaboration between the public and business sectors and promoting innovative initiatives. Its aim is to promote the creation of alliances enabling in every region concerned to gather entities and the support programmes for entrepreneurs with local and international partners.

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1. Sensoneo

Sensoneo is redefining the way waste is managed, by combining ultrasonic fill-level Smart Sensors that monitor waste in real-time with the help of sophisticated software. It also provides both cities and businesses with analytics that can be used for data-driven decision making in the optimization of waste collection routes, pick-up frequencies, and vehicle loads

2. Mapple

Mapple is a spin-off from the Digital Geography Lab at the University of Helsinki. Following a longterm collaboration with Finnish cities and urban planners, the lab developed data driven tools to understand how the city functions. Seeing the need for advanced smart mobility solutions, a group of researchers decided to use their expertise to build easy to use solutions that help cities with their everyday challenges.

3. Sensorberg

Sensorberg digitizes complex buildings and physical processes within the field of Smart Spaces. They fulfill individual and specific needs of their customers and that require its own individual solutions for doors, lockers, sensors and actuators.