REVIEW 2020:

It’s time to boost your innovation at global level!

This is a call for all forward-looking digital proptech and construction heads to take action! Come on board with your innovative solution and prove your business potential.

Sponsor of digitalBAU Startup 2020 Award

GIRA   gnerator

Gira has been developing innovative solutions for people’s own homes since 1905. Where this technology company’s expertise and 114 years of know-how intersect with fresh ideas and the creativity of young start-ups, long-term win-win partnerships can be created. This is precisely what is at the heart of the “GNERATOR powered by Gira” initiative. The initiative looks for start-ups that are driving exciting innovations for intelligently networked buildings, and offers them the power of sustainable technology and business collaborations.

In cooperation with:

BVBS Bundesverband Baustoffe e.V.






  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joaquin Diaz, Vorstandsvorsitzender des BVBS Bundesverband Bausoftware e.V
  • Katja Reich, Chefredakteurin DBZ, Bauverlag BV GmbH
  • Thomas Welter, Bundesgeschäftsführer, Bund Deutscher Architekten BDA
  • Ralf-Stefan Golinski, Multiplikatoren, planen-bauen 4.0 Gesellschaft zur Digitalisierung des Planens, Bauens und Betreibens GmbH
  • Kai Panitzki, Geschäftsführer, Bit-Stone Capital
  • Ulf Valentin, Head of Digital Strategy, Convidera
  • Matthias Nawrocki, Head of Start-Up Collaboration, GNERATOR

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

  • Michael Buck, Convidera
  • Laura Lammel,
  • Sarah Centgraf, DBZ
  • Dr. Manuel Götzendörfer, UnternehmerTUM Projekt GmbH
  • Bit Stone Capital
  • Sebastian Marz, GIRA

The prizes at digitalBAU 2020

  • 15 finalists will pitch live on the main stage of the digitalBAU from 11th to 13th of February in Cologne
  • Pitch 1:1 to potential corporates and global brands and investors
  • Gain free marketing and media packages
  • Free booth for 2020 winner at StartupCon 2020
  • Gain valuable business contacts and expose your solution to the massive tech audiences!

GIRA offers a special prize

The "Smarter Craftsman Special Award" goes to a start-up with innovative services that complement and facilitate the everyday work of the electrical trade. The winner will be announced at the digitalBAU Start-up 2020 Awards on 11.2.2020 at 11 a.m.

This package awaits the winning start-up:

  • Presentation opportunity as part of the GIRA lecture series at the Light & Building trade fair in March 2020
  • Access to the GIRA Aktiv Partner Club of successful master electricians
  • Marketing of the winning service via the platform
  • Access to the GIRA Startup Hub GNERATOR