PropTech Innovation Challenge (PIC) 2023
The deadline to submit your proposal is 11 June 2023.
The ULI PIC Program is a Young Leaders-led initiative with the purpose of identifying a group of game-changing technologies or innovations annually – each with the potential to enhance how we live, work and play within our urban environment.
Entries can be submitted by innovators serving the real estate, construction, energy, transport, materials, manufacturing, consumer, health, education and agriculture sectors.
Winners must prove they offer a novel, substantial, scalable and competitive solution aligned with ULI Mission Priorities.
Applicants are first shortlisted by their respective National PIC Committees, a multi-generational group of local industry experts from the ULI. The European finalists are then judged by the public and the ULI Europe PIC Committee.
Whilst we welcome applications that demonstrate Built Environment-tech innovations of all types, the ULI mission priorities are focussed on:
- Decarbonisation of the sector and Net Zero targets
- Increasing Housing Affordability
- Educating the Next Generation of Diverse Leaders.
Challenge 1: Decarbonisation and Net Zero
The best buildings are the ones that are already here. However, with 27% (9.9GT) of annual global CO2 emissions coming from building operations, our industry needs to step up and ensure that existing building stock leads the way on a Net-Zero path for the next 100 years. Therefore, we are looking for solutions influencing a more sustainable building/infrastructure energy performance as well as the supply-chain, reducing all types of building wastes, promoting circularity models and ultimately having an impact on Scopes 1, 2 and/or 3. [For more information on the GHG scopes, click here].
Challenge 2: Increasing Housing Affordability
With European citizens increasingly strained under the rising prices of their house, we need to challenge and rethink how we design, build, and experience every day living. For this challenge, we are looking for a more sustainable (environmental and financial) manner of building through design software, materials and processes. Those solutions would make a building faster to build, less costly to maintain and/or make space repurposing easier.
Challenge 3: Educating the Next Generation of Diverse Leaders
The current war for talent makes our industry very competitive. We need to ensure we invest in our people, and provide a clear growth path forward. We strongly believe that innovations coming from outside the built environment can help our industry challenge pre-conceptions. We would like to explore solutions beyond proptech, and allow all companies around HRTech, EduTech among others, to share how they are disrupting how we Live, Work and Play in our cities.
Why apply to become a PIC Pioneer?
- Be recognized as a ULI PIC Pioneer 2023, a leading innovator with a product or service capable of driving change in our industry.
- Join the prestigious group of Pioneer alumni.
- Appear in ULI Europe public reports, research, podcasts and videos.
- Receive one year ULI Membership for up to 3 members of your team.
- Access to the ULI Online Resource Repository.
- Join the ULI Europe Technology and Real Estate Council.
If you have any questions on the ULI Europe YL PIC, please email Vy Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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