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70

Finalists

1

Winner

WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

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Urban Tech Challengers 2022 highlights

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SMARTER BUILDINGS. BETTER CITIES. FOR EVERYONE.

At Urban Tech Challengers, we are on a mission to pinpoint the most game-changing startups laying the groundwork for future-proof cities.

If your company creates disruptive solutions that improve city life, this is your chance to put your product or service in the spotlight. Join us and compete for the attention of 100+ VCs & CVCs, plus global media exposure!

To enter, applicants must be innovators fostering the urban tech revolution in one of the seven areas – Construction Tech, Property & Real Estate Tech, Smart Buildings & IoT, Infrastructure & Industrial IoT, Waste & Water, Energy Efficiency or Urban Mobility.

Construction Tech

Construction
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Property & Real Estate Tech

Property &
RE Tech

Smart Buildings & IoT

Smart Buildings
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Infrastructure & Industrial IoT

Infrastructure &
Industrial IoT

Waste & Water

Waste &
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Energy Efficiency

Energy
Efficiency

Urban Mobility

Urban
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70 FINALISTS. 1 WINNER

TOP 70 companies (10 in each track) will be shortlisted by a panel of industry experts from global corporations, VC firms, ecosystem builders and media partners. 

All finalists will get an invitation to pitch live or virtually at the Urban Tech Forward 2022 event. Taking place on September 27-28, 2022, in Warsaw, Poland, the conference will bring valuable media attention and unique networking opportunities – and you don’t even have to win to enjoy these benefits. 

One company will become the Ultimate Winner of Urban Tech Challengers 2022. Top companies in each track will be awarded prizes.

Timeline

1

Application deadline

August 16
2

Top 70 announced

September 1
3

Top 70 pitches

September 27 - 28 @ Urban Tech Forward conference
4

Top 7 pitches & Winner announced

September 27 - 28 @ Urban Tech Forward conference

WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Application to the UTC is entirely free and each of the 70 finalist Companies (10 per each track) will be granted 1 free (in-person or virtual) ticket to Urban Tech Forward 2022. May the odds be in your favor!

WINNERS

Ultimate Winner

Founded in 2017 and based in Munich, Germany, Blickfeld is a provider of cutting-edge LiDAR technology for autonomous mobility and IoT applications.

TOP 7 FINALISTS

Founded in 2017 and based in Munich, Germany, Blickfeld is a provider of cutting-edge LiDAR technology for autonomous mobility and IoT applications.

ProperGate is a smart collaboration platform that uses digital processes to optimise the handling of materials on complex construction sites.

Elonroad offers a system that can be used to build charging infrastructure such as electric roads, charging stations and opportunity chargers at stops and loading bays.

Spaceflow creates digital experiences to enable better life in buildings. The company helps landlords and building operators go through digital transformation to finally connect buildings with their occupiers.

InfoTiles offers end-to-end streaming data solutions, enabling businesses to accelerate sustainable digital transformation and embrace innovation.

The company provides solutions combining nature and technology to purify air pollution in cities. Green City Solutions GmbH is the manufacturer of the world’s first bio-tech filters which quantifiably improve air quality.

Perse offers data services to quantify historical energy and carbon profiles, as well as predict and reconcile any energy or carbon transaction.

INTRODUCING JURY MEMBERS

Laura Fox

General Manager, Citi Bike @ Lyft Bikes and Scooters

Naqash Tahir

Executive Director – Global CIO Office @ PGIM Real Estate

Willem Clappaert

Strategic Business Executive, EMEA Public Sector @ Google

Veronique Hördemann

Investment Partner @ Future Energy Ventures Management

Ditte Lysgaard Vind

Managing partner @ Lendager; The Circular Way

Alexander Sommer-Fein

Managing Director @ Peak Pride Management

Jason Whittet

Digital Innovation Lead @ Amazon Web Services

Mike Styer

AI & Edge Solution Architect @ Google

James Boskovic

Founder & CEO @ BANQloop

Benjamin Kafri

Global Head of Client Relations, Innovation and Partnerships @ BloombergNEF

Valentina Shegoyan

Managing Partner @ REACH UK | Second Century Ventures

Diego Santamaria Razo

Vice President of Open Innovation @ CRH Ventures

Nikki Greenberg

Founder @ Real Estate of the Future

Dr. Jonathan R. Woetzel

Senior Partner @ McKinsey & Company

Ramy Fam

Vice President @ CRH Ventures

Milana Boukhman Trounce

Director of BioSecurity and Pandemic Resilience and Response @ Stanford University

Harry Briggs

Director of Sustainability @ Terra Instinct

Dariusz Terlecki

Regional Director Poland & EE @ Webfleet Solutions

Tzvete Doncheva

Investor Relations and Platform Manager @ PropTech1 Ventures

Arne Allewaert

Managing Partner @ Amavi Capital

Nish Patel

General Partner @ Inertia Ventures

Magdalena Chałas

Chief Operations Officer & Investment Manager @ Arkley Brinc VC

Yann Azran

CEO @ Mobility Maker

Conan Lauterpacht

Partner @ Sustainable Future Ventures

Michael Ewert

Global Head of Data & BI Solutions @ JLL Technologies (JLLT)

Andrew Knight

Global Data & Tech Lead @ RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)

Mathias Flattin

Partner, MD of Proptech & Contech @ Axeleo Capital

Carlos Tamayo

Innovation Manager @ City of Colorado Springs

Kristýna Machová

Investment Manager @ Inven Capital

Wiktor Karol Waligora

Partner & Co-Founder @ Realty Corporation

Mike Sigal

General Partner @ Explorador VC

Neringa Dubauskienė

Researcher in Interactive Electronic Systems Group @ Kaunas University of Technology

Dominik Zalewski

Partner @ Urban Impact Capital

Robert Grygorowicz

Investment Associate @ SpeedUp Venture Capital Group

Tiara James

Head of Internal Operations @ BANQloop

Andreas Strasser

Partner @ Kompas VC

Bryony Cooper

Managing Partner & Chief Acceleration Officer @ Arkley Brinc VC

Claudio Parrinello

CEO & Co-Founder @ PlanetWatch

Blair Kaplan Venables

Head of Communications @ BANQloop

Joseph Appleton

Digital Editor @ bee smart city GmbH

Jakob Schulz

Investment Advisor @ BitStone Capital

Antonio Rubino

Product and Engineering Manager @ PlanetWatch

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