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digitalBAU Innovation Challenge

Live Pitch

Live Pitches

Showtime on June 1 in Forum 4: Experience 10 exciting presentations followed by an award ceremony on stage!

Innovation Challenge Pitch


Preliminary round of the Innovation Challenge

The first phase of the Innovation Challenge ended last year with an exciting online vote, from which 10 companies emerged as winners. Creative videos on various innovative digital solutions from the construction industry were judged.

Innovation Challenge Categories:

The winners of the voting will pitch their innovations live on stage in Forum 4 on June 1. Accompanied by entertaining moderation and a competent jury of experts, you can look forward to an exciting performance.

The Jury

The jury is made up of leading experts and representatives of the industry.

Dr. Thomas Welter

Dr. Thomas Welter, Federal Director BDA

Jury Member Category: StartUp-digitalLAB-young, innovative ideas

Between 2000 and 2010, Thomas Welter worked as a business consultant for the Federal Chamber of Architects and since 2011, as the Federal Managing Director of the Association of German Architects (BDA), he has taken an interdisciplinary approach to promoting the quality of the built environment.

Margo Mlotzek

Dipl. -Ing. Margo Mlotzek, Architect

Jury Member Category: StartUp-digitalLAB-young, innovative ideas

Margo Mlotzek is an architect and real estate specialist. She has worked as a project manager for various architectural firms. She has been employed at the Ministry of Construction since 2009. She has been in charge of BIM at the BIM Competence Centre since 2015.

Helga Kühnhenrich

Helga Kühnhenrich, Head of Department WB 3 " Forschung im Bauwesen " (BBSR)

Jury Member Category: StartUp-digitalLAB-young, innovative ideas

Architect Helga Kühnhenrich is head of the Research in Construction Department at the Fed-eral Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR), which is responsible for implementing the Zukunft Bau research funding programme.

Prof. Beate Wiemann

Prof. Beate Wiemann, General Manager Bauindustrieverband NRW e.V.

Jury Member Category: Digital Solutions in the Construction Industry

Prof. Beate Wiemann is Chief Executive Officer and Executive Member of the Board of the of the Bauindustrieverband NRW e.V. She has also been an honorary professor at Münster University of Applied Sciences in the "Civil Engineering" department since 2011.

Prof. Joaquin Díaz

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joaquin Díaz, Chairman of the Board, Bundesverband Bausoftware e.V.

Jury Member Category: Digital Solutions in the Construction Industry

Prof. Díaz is head of the Department of Building Informatics and Sustainable Construction at the Technical University of Central Hesse (THM) in Gießen. Díaz organises the annual BIM congress "Infrastructure digital planning and building 4.0" www.bim-kongress.de

Felix Pakleppa

RA Felix Pakleppa – General Manager, Zentralverband Deutsches Baugewerbe

Jury Member Category: Digital Solutions in the Construction Industry

Since 2011 Chief Executive Officer of the German Construction Federation (ZDB) and Man-aging Director of the German Construction Industry Association.
1997 - 2011 Social and Collective Bargaining Policy Division and Legal Department at the ZDB.
Studied law science in Bonn and Passau.

Inga Stein-Barthelmes

Inga Stein-Barthelmes

Jury Member Category: Digital Solutions in the Construction Industry

Dipl. Volksw. Inga Stein-Barthelmes has been managing director of planen-bauen 4.0 GmbH since 1.9.2021. In September 2018, she moved to the Hauptverband der Deutschen Bauin-dustrie e.V.. There she built up the new business area of politics, communication and press.

The Finalists

The finalists of the Innovation Challenge will select their representatives for the pitches.

Michael Jezela
Cosuno

Michael Jezela, Cosuno

Finalist Category: StartUp-digitalLAB-young, innovative ideas

Mr. Michael Jezela is Vice President of Sales at Cosuno and responsible for the development and expansion of the sales and service team. His passion is the digitalisation of various industries. His most recent experience was in the healthcare industry.

Martin Urbanek
openHandwerk GmbH

Martin Urbanek, Founder & Managing Director openHandwerk GmbH

Finalist Category: StartUp-digitalLAB-young, innovative ideas

"For me, digitalisation is a means to an end. Several years ago, I was in the same position as many craft businesses today. There was no software that mapped my processes. Optimised and digital processes in the skilled trades are worth their weight in gold."

Ryan Sweeney
PIX4Dcatch Hardware

Ryan Sweeney, PIX4Dcatch Hardware

Finalist Category: StartUp-digitalLAB-young, innovative ideas

Ryan Sweeney is the Product Manager for PIX4Dcatch Hardware. He has over 15 years of experience in the civil and vertical construction industries, from operating heavy equipment to managing GNSS equipment and machine control, building 3D models, and managing as-builts.

Daniela Niederstätter
rentmas

Daniela Niederstätter, rentmas

Finalist Category: StartUp-digitalLAB-young, innovative ideas

Daniela Niederstätter (with brother Manuel) founded rentmas in 2020. She builds on many years of experience in the management of a rental company in the construction sector. Now, with rentmas, she is successfully increasing the efficiency of the construction machinery rental process through digitalisation.

Felix Heiden
Wastebox Germany

Felix Heiden, Wastebox Germany

Finalist Category: Digital Solutions in the Construction Industry

Felix Heiden has been co-managing director of Wastebox Germany since December 2020 and previously gained over 6 years of experience in the construction industry. With the digital platform wastebox.biz, he is now dedicated to the digitalisation of the construction and waste management industry.

Sebastian Schlecht
Capmo

Sebastian Schlecht, CEO & Founder, Capmo

Finalist Category: Digital Solutions in the Construction Industry

Sebastian Schlecht co-founded Capmo in 2018 and is responsible for product development as Managing Director.

Pascal Steinmetzer
HottScan GmbH

Pascal Steinmetzer, Project Management Development OneShot, HottScan GmbH

Finalist Category: Digital Solutions in the Construction Industry

"With OneShot, we are paving new ways to counteract the shortage of skilled workers in the building industry. Complex tasks, that were previously above most employees‘ pay grade and expertise, are now being considerably simplified. So simplified, that they can be carried out by anyone without much training and in top quality."

Stefan Jungen
KiM

Stefan Jungen, Junior Sales Manager KiM

Finalist Category: Digital Solutions in the Construction Industry

Stefan Jungen is 29 years old and works as a Junior Sales Manager at KiM. Jungen has a Master's degree in Business Administration and Engineering as well as a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering.

Josef Kox
n.core build gmbh

Josef Kox, n.core build gmbh

Finalist Category: Digital Solutions in the Construction Industry

Josef Kox started at nesseler grünzig gruppe as a construction manager and later took over the QM management. In mid-2021, he became Managing Director of n.core build gmbh, which stands for a new and innovative quality concept. The n.core app has been used successfully by various companies for years.

Dominik Märkl
OneStop Pro

Dominik Märkl, OneStop Pro

Finalist Category: Digital Solutions in the Construction Industry

Dominik Märkl has been the main person responsible for the OneStop Pro construction soft-ware since 2019 and is driving digitalisation for (inter)nationally operating construction and trade companies. His passion for customer-oriented, digital solutions stems from his more than 10 years of experience.

Winner of the online voting in the category StartUp - digital-LAB - young, innovative ideas:

  • Cosuno
  • openHandwerk GmbH
  • Pix4D
  • rentmas
  • Wastebox Deutschland GmbH

Winner of the online voting in the category Digital Solutions in the Construction Industry:

  • Capmo
  • Hottgenroth – OneShot
  • KiM GmbH
  • n.core build GmbH
  • OneStop Pro Software Solutions GmbH

Thanks to all participants!

The winners of the online voting were marked.

1. Category: Digital solutions in the construction industry

123fleet

123erfasst.de GmbH

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Capmo

Capmo GmbH

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EntriWorX Ecosystem-smart door technology networ

dormakaba Deutschland GmbH

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Real-Time Rendering + VR Support Design Process

Enscape GmbH

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Virtual test bench for buildings and plants

EQUA Solutions AG

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Construction Toolkit SDK

GRAFEX

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OneShot- The revolution in building surveying

Hottgenroth

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BIM/CAD files from single source

KiM GmbH

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LCM Digital

LCM Digital GmbH

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n.core build - systematic quality assurance

n.core build gmbh

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OneStop Pro®

OneStop Pro Software Solutions GmbH

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cloud enterprise software for planning offices

projo GmbH

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SAG Smart Line

Schulte-Schlagbaum AG

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SIDOUN INTERNATIONAL – INNOVATION ALS STANDARD

SIDOUN

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Revizto - Integrated Collaboration Platform

Vizerra

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2. Category: StartUp - digitalLAB - young, innovative ideas

akii

akii

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Time-saving and efficient material procurement

CATHAGO

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Procurement software

Cosuno

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HERO Software

Lyke GmbH

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MultiCloud - craft & construction Software

openHandwerk GmbH

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The viDoc RTK rover: survey-grade 3D models

Pix4D

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Manage your buyers and projects fully digital

reINVENT innovation GmbH

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on-demand marketplace for working machines

rentmas

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Your app for bulk solids

Schüttflix

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Timly Software

Timly Software AG

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Resource planning: Digital magnetic board

Vanillaplan

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Visoplan - CDE for all construction projects

Visoplan GmbH

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The easiest way to get rid of waste

Wastebox Deutschland GmbH

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Yolean

WeLean GmbH

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