Building services engineering goes PropTech

With 26 trade fairs for building services technology, Messe Frankfurt is a strong partner for the relevant manufacturers and visitor sectors worldwide, especially for experts in the real estate industry.

Building services technology goes PropTech

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Digitalisation and urbanisation, two megatrends with global impact are enabling the real estate industry and building services trades to cooperate in sustainable and efficient systems for building planning, management and marketing in line with the building lifecycle.

The United Nations' forecasts for increasing population growth and the urge for urbanisation show how important it is is in times of resource scarcity and climate change to plan the "built world": By 2050, the majority of people will be living in ever-growing and newly emerging mega-cities. This means that water, air, heat, light, security and comfort must be guaranteed. The city as a living space and the horizontal and vertical movement within it demand intelligently connected building systems technologies.

Digitalisation and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have created interfaces in both building services engineering (keyword BIM) and digital solutions in the real estate industry (keyword PropTech) that form the basis for groundbreaking innovations.

Messe Frankfurt brings together and connects all relevant players who are looking for or offering marketable solutions to these challenges. It has the sector-specific expertise and a network for building technologies that is unique in the world.


As the organiser of leading international trade fairs for modern building technologies, Messe Frankfurt offers experts in building planning,

construction and real estate business a further component for the mediation of innovations, contacts and new business: The exclusive combination of the industry and trades of building services engineering with the innovation field "Property Technology", i.e., the startups, project developers and investors of the real estate industry.

To this end, the Frankfurt exhibition organiser is cooperating with BUILTWORLD in the focus group "Building Technology". The Munich-based company operates the leading innovation ecosystem of companies and experts in the construction and real estate industry with the aim of actively shaping the built world of tomorrow – from planning, construction and management to investment, financing and marketing of real estate and projects.

The first result of this cooperation will be the presence of the Construction Innovation Platform with the building services technology focus group at the upcoming Light + Building 2020. Visitors can look forward to an attractive mix of innovative suppliers, up-to-date expert and knowledge, lectures and a networking atmosphere in Germany’s high-rise metropolis Frankfurt am Main.


The special show "Tech Alley" at Light + Building will show qualified startups curated along the issues of digital building technology. The joint exhibition of the companies will be accompanied by an innovation forum that will address the ongoing digital transformation of the built world with expert lectures and pitches.

Among the first exhibitors will be the 25 finalists of the international Construction Innovation Contest 2019, i.e. ConTech startups and companies from Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Israel), America (Argentina, Canada, USA) and Europe (Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and Switzerland). Builtworld and its partner Messe Frankfurt are enabling them to make it to the final round and to participate as exhibitors at the Builtworld Innovation Forum by Light + Building 2020: in this way, the innovative startups and technology companies can present their solutions to industry professionals during Light + Building in Frankfurt am Main.

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Then become an exhibitor with a distinguished address on the "Tech Alley" of the Builtworld Innovation Forum by Light + Building 2020 presentation area.

Teilnehmer am Builtworld Innovation Forum

The 25 most innovative companies in the field of construction and building technology (ConTech) will be presenting themselves as exhibitors at Light + Building 2020. In late 2019, the top-class international jury of the Construction Innovation Contest selected those startups and innovation companies from 50 of the original 350 applications whose solutions have the potential to revolutionise the construction and property industry.

Their solutions and concepts for the built world of tomorrow include new materials, equipment and technological solutions in these categories: Engineering & Project Management, Procurement & Construction, Building Technologies, Building Materials & Systems, and Construction Machines & Equipment.

The 25 finalists include ConTech start-ups and companies from Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Israel), America (Argentina, Canada, USA) and, of course, Europe (Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and Switzerland).

Die 25 Finalisten des Construction Innovation Contests finden Sie hier:

They are part of a survey of the 100 internationally leading technology companies in the construction industry and building services engineering, which the Builtworld platform in cooperation with PwC identified from 350 applications: To be seen on: