The best real estate and construction tech companies in Asia

BUILTWORLD is the leading innovation ecosystem for connecting cross-disciplinary experts to engage and drive innovation to shape the built world of tomorrow. This includes planning, construction, financing, investment, management and marketing of real estate and projects. We are questioning the established, go new ways and shape the change for the positive for humans and their built world. The real estate and construction industry today is characterised by lack of transparency and uncertainty about the future. We create transparency and promote exchange on business models and technologies.

Together with BWT Asia, we are looking for the best startups in real estate and construction technology in Asia Pacific. The real estate markets in Asia are at a historic high across the board and the transactions for the year 2019 are at record levels. The pricing is strong, sustained by ever growing volumes of institutional capital piling up in Asia’s biggest economies. The Asian Pacific stands out with 18 megacities including Guangzhou, Jakarta, Tokyo, Delhi and Bangkok. Discovering the Asian PropTech and ConTech market is necessary since Asia and the Pacific Region is home to over 60 per cent of the world’s population. With over 4.3 billion people the diversity for changing demographic trends is accompanied, not to forget the rapid urbanization and sizeable migration flows within and outside the region.

We are looking for APAC startups which want to support necessary changes for the rapid urbanization and planning of urban areas as well as the real estate and construction side of Asia and the rest of the world with innovative ideas and solutions. If you are from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand or Taiwan you are also able to be part of our PropTech Asia and ConTech Asia Contests. We cast construction technology startups for Construction Machinery, Engineering & Project Management, Procurement & Construction, Building Technologies and Building Materials. You can apply in real estate technology for the categories Invest & Finance, Market, Building Operations, Asset Management and Next City Solutions.

The 6 finalists will be invited to pitch live at the finals held at BWT Asia (Singapore, 1-2 April).

The finalists will receive:

  • 2 tickets to BWT Asia
  • 1x1m stand
  • A live pitch at BWT Asia

Do you have what it takes?



Get 2 free tickets to BWT Asia, Asia’s world class PropTech & Digital Transformation event


Connect with leading experts and investors at own stand at BWT Asia


Pitch your idea live on stage at the final event for the Innovation Contest Asia-Pacific


02 December 2019

Technology Scouting & Online Applications

12 March 2020

End of Application period and start of Online Jury

14 March 2020

End of Evaluation by Online Jury

01 – 02 April 2020

Finals in Singapore

Conditions of Participation

    • The company’s headquarter must be in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam.


    • Companies must not be older than 5 years and they must demonstrate growth development.


    • The participating startups must offer a software and/or a hardware that provides a solution to the built world.


    • The company’s product must be placed into one of the BUILTWORLD categories.


    • 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.


    • Winners of the Real Estate Innovation Contest 2017, 2018 and 2019 cannot apply for a new award.



What Startups Say

Dan Gildoni
CEO & Co-Founder at Placense
»Joining BUILTWORLD was a major factor in Placense’s growth. Our ability to stand out and present our new vision to the most relevant people in the industry would have been a mission impossible without them. Joining BUILTWORLD is a necessity for any proptech startup.«

Chakra Banerjee
CEO at Tower360
» BUILTWORLD provides a fantastic opportunity for startups to showcase their technology. Tower360 has received a significant boost to media coverage and our client pipeline within weeks.«

Mikus Opelts
CEO at Giraffe360
»The Innovation Contest by BUILTWORLD was a massive opportunity and exposure for Giraffe360. We had a chance to get in front of industry leading companies from all Europe. Extremely productive and valuable contest!«