CBRE Launches Proptech Challenge In Portugal

Participants will be able to register until 31 October.

CBRE launches, for the first time in Portugal and on an European level, the Proptech Challenge, to seek out digital talent capable of revolutionising the world of real estate via innovative and disruptive ideas.

Proptech Challenge will take place in Portugal, Spain, the UK and Germany, and participants will be able to register until 31 October on the Proptech Challege website. Participants may enter individually or as a group in the case of start-ups. Registrations can be made for one of the two categories: Best Disruptive Idea and Best Impact Startup.

The winners will have the opportunity to participate in a CBRE fast-track programme, that will permit them to develop their projects with the know-how and orientation of the CBRE teams, enjoy a learning expedition, and win prize money. The winners will also take part in a roadshow to present their projects in Germany, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom.

Francisco Horta e Costa, Managing Director of CBRE Portugal
CBRE is committed to find the best ideas and the most innovative talents, capable of using the digital transformation to shape the future of the real estate sector. By investing in ideas and programmes , we aim to find unique solutions for key players in the property market and society in general. We are certain that Portugal is a country full of innovative ideas and startups, and our expectations are high to see the projects that will be presented.
Francisco Horta e Costa, Managing Director of CBRE Portugal

In its highly successful first edition last year in Spain, CBRE Proptech Challenge received more than 80 innovation projects, 220 participants and a total of €25,000 was awarded in prize money. In addition, more than 1,500 hours of work were invested by over 50 experts in this sector. Out of all projects presented, “Aura” by Pablo Garnica, Miguel Álvarez and Pablo Jodar, and “” by Julien Palier and Benoit Guilloz were named winners of the Disruptive Idea and Impact Startup categories, respectively.

These two projects, a global digitalisation platform for real estate assets based on Blockchain (Aura) and an online platform to search for workspaces (, received the winning award for their disruptive value within the real estate sector, and for their feasibility, resource optimisation and innovation.