Startups develop new technologies and disruptive business models, and are digitization drivers. In the past, several industries have learned the hard way how important it is to address future trends in a timely manner. Few companies are able to master this challenge alone. And that makes it all the more important to have an active exchange with innovative startups and a network of like-minded people – such as the ones we foster in our Creators ecosystem.
Our scouting team identifies and assesses high-potential startups worldwide and initiates ongoingcollaboration with Drees & Sommer. Start-up scouting is carried out as the result of an internal request, in response to specific client needs, and on the basis of tech areas and trends regarded as relevant.
While structured trend research is well established in other sectors of the economy, this is not the case in the construction and real estate industry. That is why Drees & Sommer has written an Innovation Scouting Report 2020 examining the technology trends and mega trends that are shaping the industry’s future. The report also presents PropTech and ConTech companies that are specifically focused on promoting these technologies.
Whether you look at neo-ecology, digitization or urbanization, the real estate industry is in a period of transition. As a result, innovations that were formerly ‘nice to have’ are becoming essential to corporate success. Just published in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HAWK) in Holzminden, the report provides an overview of relevant topics, technology trends and startups, thus serving as a guide for strategic orientation of innovation initiatives.