Contest Finalists

50 startups participated in the Construction Innovation Contest Prepitch in Frankfurt and had their chance to impress the expert jury and now 25 of them have won their place at the BUILTWORLD Innovation Forum by light+building 2020 as a Contest finalist.


ConTech Map & Presence at Light + Building 2020

Are you an up-and-coming, creative technology startup that wants to profoundly change the processes and procedures in the construction and building industry with your ideas and products? Then we’re looking for you to participate in our Construction Innovation Contest 2019!



Become part of the first ever ConTech Map with the best 100 construction tech companies


Reach an audience of more than 200.000 key decision makers at Light + Building in March 2020


Network with industry leading experts and investors



The Best Ideas for the Construction & Building Industry

The Construction Innovation Contest gives tech companies the chance to present their and solutions for the construction industry to key players and decision makers. 50 tech companies spread over 5 different categories are selected to attend the semi-finals in Frankfurt. The categories are: Engineering & Project Management, Procurement & Construction, Construction Machinery, Building Materials, Building Technologies.

25 of these young companies will then have the chance to pitch their ideas in front of expert judges at Light + Building 2020 in Frankfurt. Only one startup per category will be the Construction Innovation Contest Winner!

The Categories

Construction Machinery

Providing hardware or software solutions with the goal of improving the existing construction machinery or increasing on-site construction productivity through robotics.

Engineering & Project Management

Delivering solutions for controlling execution, schedules, budget and quality of the project.

Procurement & Construction

Companies with solutions aimed at improving procurement processes, purchasing and billing management, on-site logistics and material management.


Building Technologies

Providing hardware solutions to connect building equipment for transferring data to drive building automation and energy efficiency.

Building Materials

Developing sustainable solutions by inventing new construction materials or improving already existing building materials.


31th July, 2019

Startup Scouting & Application

16th September, 2019

End of Application period and start of Evaluation

23th – 24th October, 2019

PrePitch in Frankfurt

08th – 13th March, 2020

Light + Building 2020

Conditions of Participation for Light + Building

    • Companies must not be older than 7 years and they must demonstrate growth development.


    • The participating startups must offer a software or/and a hardware that provides a solution to the construction and building tech industry.


    • The company’s product must be placed into one of the following categories: Engineering & Project Management, Procurement & Construction, Construction Machinery, Building Materials, Building Technologies


    • Over 50 % of the participating startup must be privately owned, in other words, belong to an individual person or the founders (100 % for sole proprietorship).


    • The startup’s turnover from the previous business year must be lower than 10 million euros.


    • The company’s current valuation must be lower than 30 million euros.



Light + Building 2020 in Frankfurt


The world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology
8th – 13th March, 2020 | Frankfurt am Main

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